Carole Bishop

Obituary of Carole Thomsley Bishop

June 22, 1947 – Calgary, Alberta

January 3, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


Our beloved Carole T. Bishop, passed away with family at her home in Calgary at the age of 75 years.


Carole was born at the Grace Hospital, to father William Pratt, and mother Hafia (nee Tymchuk), as the oldest of four siblings. She spent her life as a loving mother and grandmother, always speaking proudly of her children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. Carole was a member of the Girl Guides of Canada, volunteering as a Guider and Provincial Camp Advisor, accumulating treasured experiences and craft supplies over many decades. Her love of the outdoors continued later into gardening until her last days.


Her long-time partner Ken Furukawa predeceased her, along with her parents, Hafia and William Pratt, aunt Esther Francoeur, aunt Jessie Holland, and brother Frank Aylesworth. She is lovingly remembered by her surviving sister Sandi Kliem (Heinz), brother Glen Lambert (Debbie), children, Allisen T. Bishop, Lenard T. Bishop (Angie), and Shelly T. Bishop; along with grandchildren, Mattea, Ella, Isabelle, Callie, and Lexi; and great-grandson Kaleb.


We will miss her dearly.


A Service of Remembrance will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Center at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at


In living memory of Carole Bishop, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


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