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Mrs. Carolyn Knowlton Davis

Mrs. Carolyn Knowlton Davis

Born September 2, 1936

Died April 16, 2020

A native of Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Carolyn was pre-deceased by her parents, the late Roy Stanley and Carolyn (Carrie) Mae Davis as well as her brother Richard (Dick). Beloved sister to Gerald (Ardythe) of Truro, NS, mother to Malcolm Andrews (Wendy Grenon) of Pointe-Claire, QC and Lynn Andrews (Denis Poirier) of Coldwater, ON, grandmother to Jeremy, Terry, Deanne and Jacquelyn and great-grandmother to five.  Carolyn faced many health challenges, both mental and physical, throughout much of her life. In the end, COVID-19 simply proved too daunting a foe; she could fight the good fight no longer.

Carolyn had a fulfilling career working for the navy in Halifax and was a proud mature student and honours graduate of Saint Mary’s University. She lived the last twenty-plus years of her life in the Montreal area.

From a very young age right up to the end, Carolyn had a passion for music. She shared that passion with friends and family, as well as with the many church communities she belonged to throughout her life, most recently Summerlea United Church in Lachine, QC.

Sincere thanks to the dedicated staff on 3 West at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, who showed kindness and professionalism during her brief stay with them, despite working under very stressful conditions.

A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held when circumstances permit. Arrangements with J.J. Cardinal Funeral Home, Dorval QC ( Donations in her name would be welcomed by Omega Community Resources, 600 Avenue de l’Église, Dorval, QC H9S 1R3.



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  • Anitra (Bay) Whidden Posted

    Malcolm and family:

    I remember your mother from 50 + years ago when she directed the junior choir at the United Church in Stewiacke, NS. She took me under her wing and helped me to excel with my singing. Your Mom also took a song that I had written with guitar music called “Mr. Sun” at the age of 11 or 12 which she took from her valuable time and put to piano music, which I still cherish to this day. She was a beautiful soul and a talented woman whom I always looked up to.
    I’m so sorry for your loss and hope that your memories guide you through in your time of need.

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Anitra (Bay) Whidden
    Brookfield, NS

  • Anitra & David Whidden Posted

    Gerry, Ardyth and Family:

    I remember your sister Carolyn from when I was in the Junior Choir at the United Church in Stewiacke where she guided me with my singing and song writing. I had written a song with my guitar and she took of her valuable time and put it to piano music which, I still cherish to this day.
    She was an articulate woman who loved music and gave of her time to help others with theirs.

    With deepest Sympathy

    Anitra (Bay) Whidden
    Brookfield, NS

  • Barbara Moffat Posted

    Remembering a nice visit I had with Carolyn last Easter 2019 in her residence. Also saw her often at Summerlea United and sang some of her compositions with the choir. Condolences to the family. Summerlea folk are holding you close in our prayers.

  • Francis Tibbetts Posted

    I knew Carolyn Andrews for about as many years as she, and I worked in the Stadacona Base in Halifax.

    We were close to the same age and our careers were close to parallel time wise. Her interest and capability in music, both popular and sacred were well known by anyone who knew her. I have her describe herself as a “churchy” kind of person.

    It was very sad for me to read of her passing today. It is tragic that she fell to this virus that is sweeping Canada and the world.

    Please accept my condolences

  • Cheryl Barker Posted

    Malcolm sad to hear of your Mothers passing. Have not seen her for many years in Stewiacke ! Condolences to all.

  • Marjorie Smith Posted

    Dear Malcolm, Wendy and Jeremy ; Lynn and Denis,
    I am so sorry to here of your Mom’s passing. I have memories of Carolyn during visits to Roy and Carrie’s home. She was usually playing some music in the living room, which we were told, not to disturb. She always had a very soft and gentle manor.
    I am well aware of the devastation of Covid 19, while working at the Truro hospital. It knows no boundaries.
    Thinking of you during your time of sorrow

    Your NS cousin,
    Marjorie Smith

  • David McKIllop Posted

    Malcolm and Family:
    I was so sorry to read of your mother’s passing in the paper yesterday. It brought back many fond memories of music at St. Andrew’s United Church in Stewiacke 50 years ago and your mother’s great contribution to the music program. The loss of one’s mother represents the end of an era but fond memories of her and your lives together will sustain you over the months and years ahead. May she rest in peace.

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