In Memory of



Obituary for Carol Girling

GIRLING: Carol Ann -It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Carol Girling who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe in her 80th year, surrounded by those who loved her most. Predeceased by her parents Paul and Dorothy (Seems) Atkinson. She is predeceased by her husband and the love of her life Paul Girling. Her loss will forever be felt by her daughter Lori (Kevin) Costigan. Cherished Grandmother to Ryan and Jordan. Grammy never missed an occasion which involved her grandsons and she will always and forever be their biggest fan! Carol is loved by her sister, Gloria Tunis, brothers Frank (Joy) Atkinson, Jim (Sandy) Atkinson, sister-in-law Barbara Campbell. Carol will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brother-in-law Bob Tunis, sisters-in-law Jenny Mitchell and Eleanor Myerscough. Carol was a competitive athlete her entire life. She was a skilled swimmer who competed in Olympic trials. She played and coached basketball and volleyball. Carol competed at the highest levels during her baseball career and later went on to play ball recreationally until the age of 75. Until the month of her death, Carol was still bowling and teaching line dancing. Carol worked at Millard Rouse and Rosebrugh for 35 years. She was a dedicated employee who loved her clients, and her clients loved her right back. After the death of her beloved Paul, Carol carved a new life doing things she enjoyed. She joined the Simcoe Seniors’ Centre where she started as a member, then began teaching line dancing and later became a member of the Board. The people at the Centre meant the world to her; many becoming just like family. Carol has left behind a trail of broken hearts as her friends are too many to mention. She was loving and loyal to all who knew her. She would do anything for anyone, never asking or expecting anything in return. Carol never said no to a get together, dance, trip to the casino, or any adventure! Cremation has taken place. Please join us in celebrating Carol’s wonderful life. A Celebration will be held on Sunday, January 14th, 2024, from 1:00 till 4:00 pm at Branch # 79 of the Royal Canadian Legion, 200 West Street, Simcoe, Ontario. For those wishing to make a memorial donation in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Carol’s home away from home: The Simcoe Seniors’ Centre PO Box 6, Station Main, Simcoe ON N3Y 4K8 or a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors and nurses whose advice, kindness and care were paramount in her final days. SERENITY BURIAL & CREMATION SERVICES INC., 361 Main Street, Port Dover (226) 290-9093 have been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at