Floral 09

Carolyn Ruth Payne

May 14, 1941 ~ April 2, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


PAYNE, Carolyn Ruth (Archibald), beloved wife of Glenroy of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on April 2nd, 2023, at the age of 81 years.  Carolyn is the loving mother of Rod (Brenda) Payne of Fort Macleod, AB, Ken (Debbie) Payne of Lethbridge, AB, Glenroy Jr Payne of Duncan, BC and Linda (Glen) Lengyel of Coaldale.

Carolyn is also survived by her grandchildren Justin (Brittany), Cody, Jenn (Don), Stacey, Ashley (Al), Adam (Liz), Tai, Tyler, Victoria, Daniel (Cassidy), Austin, Dalyce (Mathias) and Caley (Kyle); great grandchildren Dominick, Hayden, Brenndon, Tristen, Alexi, Cindy, Emma, Brooklynn, Kingston and Greyson, brothers Dexter and Robert, as well as many other family and friends.

Carolyn was predeceased by her loving parents, Vada & Andrew Archibald, brothers Gerald and Gordon, in-laws Naida and Leonard, and many other family members.

Carolyn was born on May 14th, 1941 in Cardston, Alberta to Vada and Andrew Archibald and attended school in Leavitt, Alberta.  When Carolyn was only 13 months old, she became a big sister to twin brothers, Gerald and Gordon and several years later brothers Dexter and Robert.  At the age of 16, Carolyn set her sights on Glenroy and at the age of 17, he asked her on their first date.  They got married on June 3rd, 1959 and welcomed their first born, Rod, on April 18th, 1960 and within one year of each other, came Ken, Roy and Linda.  Carolyn and Glenroy called many places home but settled in Coaldale to raise their family.  Carolyn worked in the Coaldale Post Office for many years, then with Barons Eureka Health Unit which was later relocated to Lethbridge Regional Hospital, and from there she retired.  Family was everything to Carolyn and Glenroy and spent a lot of time in the West Castle area, camping, hunting, fishing and sitting around the fire.  Carolyn had many hobbies, such as, ceramics, painting, needle point, knitting and quilting, just to name a few, and had a very creative mind.  She had a witty sense of humour and you were always surprised with her one-line zingers, which would have everyone in stitches!  Carolyn was a great cook and with much love and care, always provided delicious meals for family and friend gatherings and always made you feel welcome in their home.

Carolyn and Glenroy decided to move to the Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, where they would spend their Golden Years.  Mom was provided with excellent love and care by all staff, while showing amazing strength, resilience and courage up until her passing.  The same amount of love and care is still being provided to Glenroy.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation for all the Legacy Lodge and Homecare staff who cared for our mom over the years and continue to care for our dad.

Friends may meet with the family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13th Street North.

Prayers will be said on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Funeral Services will be held at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13th Street North on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 at 11:00am with Brent Payne officiating.

Interment for immediate family and close friends to follow in the Cardston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada www.kidney.ca.


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Funeral Service
April 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2

Video is available for this event


Kidney Foundation of Canada
#507, 740-4 Avenue South, Lethbridge AB T1J 0N9
Web: https://kidney.akaraisin.com/Donation/Event/DonationInfo.aspx?seid=5013&mid=50


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