Carole Conrod-Duchesneau

Obituary of Carole Winnifred Conrod-Duchesneau

DUCHESNEAU. Carole (nee Conrod) – The family is heartbroken to announce the sudden death of Carole Conrod-Duchesneau at home, on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the age of 76.  Beloved wife of the late Stanley Duchesneau (2008).  Loving mother of Benoit “Ben” (Shanda) Bouchard, Alberta; Christian “Chris” (Cassie) Bouchard, Markham; and Carine “Carrie” Bouchard (Mike), Sarnia.  Cherished grandmother of Bradley, Bethany, Magdalene, Kaitlyn, Catherine, Aaron, Elias and Ivy.  Predeceased by her parents Roy & Edith Conrod, her brother Hugh Conrod (Suzanne), and her sister Joan Ghent (Charlie).


Carole was the youngest of her siblings, born in East Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia, and became one of the first three women to graduate from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, in 1966.  She went on to obtain her Master of Arts in 1968 at the same school.  Carole then spent the next 40 years passionately teaching elementary school students with learning disabilities in Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario, changing countless lives forever.  Along the way she raised three loving and successful children with her first husband Jean-Marc and eight wonderful grandchildren in total.  Carole moved from her very close circle of friends and loved ones in South Shore Montreal and retired in Sarnia, Ontario with her second husband Stanley.  There she created a whole new circle of loving friends through church and her volunteer work at the Organization for Literacy of Lambton and local retirement homes in Sarnia. 


Carole was a loving, faithful, and kind woman who was always willing to help others.  She loved to cook and garden, and spent countless hours researching her family tree to chronicle the history of her ancestors for future generations.  A breast cancer survivor, Carole also became deeply spiritual as she explored and embraced her Catholicism in the second half of her life.  Always nervous but willing to embrace new technology, Carole enjoyed emailing interesting links to family and friends, and hosted regular Zoom calls with her children and grandchildren during the pandemic.  Carole will be dearly missed by her family and friends, whose only regret is not being able to say goodbye one last time.  She is now with the angels where she belongs, reunited with Stan and the Conrods who went before. 


Mother Mary, please see to it that your daughter Carole is brought quickly to your side and into the light of God.  Private visitation and Mass will be held.  Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, (519-344-3131) As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to a charity/ organization of one’s choice.  Messages of condolence and memories may be left at

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