McKenna Cyr, Carol Anne, born October 13, 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Queens General Hospital, in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, on October 8, 2022, with her family by her side.
Carol was the daughter of the late John and Rose (nee Madden) McKenna, and the eldest of eight children.
Carol was raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Her first job was at Maritime Tel & Tel Company as a Phone Operator. Carol moved to Montréal, Quebec, at age 18, where she met her best friend Alison at Residence of Soeurs Grises in Montreal. There, she was introduced to Georges Thomas Cyr and they were married September 5th, 1964, in Dartmouth, and then raised their two children, Joanne Alison Marie and Allan Georges Louis, in Montreal.
Carol was a Magi Astrology scholar; she started studying and researching in the 1960s, receiving her research diploma in 2020. She took a job at Menasco Aerospace in 1980 and transferred to Ontario in 1984 where she met the love of her life, her coworker and friend Jacques Lionel Robert. They settled in their first home in Burlington, Ontario and co-founded Quali-tek Canada Inspection Services and ran their private business together for 10 years They retired to Brooklyn, in Queens County, Nova Scotia in 2003. Carol & Jacques then became full time artists; Carol in watercolours and Jacques in woodcarving. They loved their life in Nova Scotia living near the ocean and nature.
Carol is survived by her loving partner, Jacques, her children, Joanne and Allan, her sisters, Leslie (Andy) , Halifax, and Judy (Gerald McShane), Toronto, and brothers David, Dartmouth and John, Edmonton, and Jacques’ children, Pierre Robert, Peterborough, and Louise Robert (Patrick Bélanger), St-Bruno Quebec, and grandchildren Doron, Ottawa, and Audrey, Camille and Justin, Quebec, as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins. Carol was pre-deceased by her siblings Susan, Alan and Linda.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to Carol’s cousin Angela Fraser who jumped in to assist and accompany her and the family in her last weeks. And her team of health caregivers: the nurses and doctors and palliative care providers in Queen’s County, Nathalie Brooks, Dr. Munroe and Dr. Mogan.
A small gathering to commemorate and celebrate Carol’s life held at the home of Jacques Robert, at 77 Emeneau Road, Brooklyn on October 13th, 2022 from noon to 7 pm, in remembrance of what would have been her 79th turn around the sun. To share memories or send condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Kurt and Anne Sarty
Jacques and family,
We are so sorry that Carol has passed away. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear wife.I hope all the happy memories will give you some comfort in your time of grief.
Jacques and family
My heart was sad to hear that Carol had passed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May thoughts of all the wonderful memories help to heal your grief.
Terry, Doron and Hindy Giroux
It is with heavy hearts we say farewell from this earth to our beautiful friend and Grandmother!
Such a huge part of our lives was spent and shared with her! Her wisdom and caring has followed us through our lives and we will never forget the wonderful times we have spent together!
We will miss her terribly, but we do know that she will be with us and guide us through the rest of our lives!
Thank you for always being there for us Carol and Grandgra!
We love you! ❤️
Tina and Corey Conrad
Jaques, we are so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolence
Tina and Corey Conrad
Shirley and Paul Shot
Jacques and family: We were shocked to read of Carol’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Graham and Debbie Hopkin
To Jacques, Joanne and Al and Family,
We were so sorry to hear about Carol passing. Far too soon.
We are thinking about you at this time.
Our sincere condolences.
Graham and Debbie Hopkin
My sincere condolences to the family. Carol was really appreciated by the entire Cyr family and shocked by the news of her departure. I am sure she lived a good life. I just wished we could have maintained the in-law relationship but, like it often happens with divorces, people take different roads.
Be that as it may, – courage to you all.
I am keeping all of you in my heart and thoughts during this time of loss. Her memory, passion and love live on in each who was blessed to know her. Her spirit flies free.
Dear Jacques and family
Sincere condolences on the passing of Carol.
Her kind, caring, generous, talented, and loving nature will be missed by many
Cousin Cathy & John
Dear Jacques and family
So very sorry to hear of Carols passing
May happy memories help you as you grieve
Aunt Marie Madden & family
Sincères condoléances à Joanne, Allan, Jacques et toute la famille. Nous pensons à vous.
France Cyr et Jean-Pierre Chapdelaine
My deepest condolences for my dear sweet cousin Carol! I’m so sorry to hear and all her family are in my heart ! Thinking of you Jacques and all of her siblings at this time !
Sorry very sorry for this loss.
She was a lovely lady.
Thinking of you Jacques and everyone in the family!
I have many fond memories of Aunt Carol from when I was a child. I always thought of her as the “COOL” Aunt.
I wish Jacques, Joann and Allan my deepest condolence.
May she rest in peace.
Love From Denise
Jacques and family – our sincere condolences on the passing of Carol Anne. Our prayers are with you in this time of mourning.
Gerry McKenna and Beth Morrison
Jacques and Family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Carol was such a unique individual and had a special light. I didn’t see her often but was so impressed with her spirit. You will have many great memories to help sustain you.
Christine Swaffer Myers
Jacques and Family,
Our heartfelt condolences I have sweet memories of my cousin Carol from Christmas gatherings at my sister Nancy’s home. She was kind, thoughtful, and a pleasure to be around. She had a presence and a smile that would light up a room. She was vast in her knowledge of astrology and such an interesting, unique, talented, intellectual. May she rest in peace and may the family memories comfort and endure. God bless.
My wife Pam and I wish to offer our deep condolences to Jacques and his family for the loss of Carol Anne. May your memories of her provide some comfort at this time.
Jean Madden - Hicks
On behalf of Fred (Uncle, who passed away 23 Oct.) of Carols, the whole Australian Madden’s send our condolences to Carols Family/. It sounds like She lived a full life. I and daughter Helen (Capon) Madden did have visits with her Mother Rose when we lived over there. I was fond of Rose, alovely person.
May Carol R I P.
Jean Madden ne Hicks
So very sorry to hear the passing of Carol. She was such a beautiful and kind person so glad I had the chance to see her and Jacques this summer. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Hugs Jeanette wilson
I would like to express my sincere condolences to Jacques, and all of Carol’s family at this sad time. I am saddened and shocked at the news.
I was Carol’s hairdresser and enjoyed all our “visits” so much. I always looked forward to hearing about her family. She always had some humorous stories. And was full of wisdom and information.
May all your beautiful memories bring smiles rather then tears.