Carolyn Suzanne Clare

March 1, 1979 - June 6, 2020

Funeral Details: Celebration of Life on Sunday August 16, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Kings Riding Golf Club (14700 Bathurst Street) King City, Ontario L7B 1K5 (Pending Current Social Distancing Regulations)

Clare, Carolyn Suzanne:
It is with extreme sadness we announce the sudden passing of Carolyn. Carolyn died peacefully in her sleep on June 6, 2020 at the age of 41. Beloved Daughter of Gordon and Late Mary-Ellen Clare (February 2020). Loving Sister of Christopher (Lee-Anne) Clare. Wonderful Aunt of Ashton and Emmy-Rayne; the special niece and cousin within both Blance and Clare Families, and friend to many. Carolyn, affectionately known as ‘Care-Bear’, was a huge Raptors basketball fan, enjoyed cheering at games and taunting many a referee. She volunteered in several roles including; Raptors 50/50 ticket seller, tutoring special-needs individuals on navigating the TTC, and was recently working with Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to improve special-needs relationships and procedures.
Carolyn was an active member of the Voices of Joy choir, enjoyed penny slots, a fine connoisseur of desserts, and was always laughing out loud. She enjoyed camping at Shadow Lake Centre and traveling for vacation and family visits.
A Celebration of Life for both Carolyn Clare and her beloved mother Mary-Ellen Clare will be held at the Kings Riding Golf Club (14700 Bathurst Street) King City, Ontario L7B 1K5 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on August 16th, 2020 pending the current social distancing and gathering rules.
Memorial donations to the amazing Reena Foundation or Shadow Lake Centre (Stouffville) would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York and condolences may be forwarded to the family through


29 Condolences
  • Amy Kendall
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    Carolyn, you will be missed. You had such a love for life, fun and you put a smile on everyone’s face. There is now another angel in heaven watching over your family and friends.

    Love Amy and Cookie

  • Marrianne Kodric
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    Sending all our love and hugs for you at this sad time. Carolyn will be so missed !

  • Shineeca McLeod
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    My condolences i remember I ran into her at blue mountain she was so happy she get to meet my mom she had a beautiful smile I miss her very much.

  • Robin Cohen
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    I want to send my Condolences for Carolyn Clare & her mother. They were both lovely ladies. I knew Carolyn for a very long time & she was one of my good friends & she was very nice to me & so was her mother. Her mother looked after my mother when she volunteered @ the Newmarket Health Centre & reported back to her daughter & Carolyn told me how my mother was doing cause my mother has Dementia & I do not see my mother that often. So now I will miss Carolyn & her mother’s report about my mother plus I will also miss Carolyn asking me how I am doing on Facebook during this Corvid-19 virus situation. Plus I will miss seeing her in person as well cause she is a very nice person to talk to in person as well. Plus she very pretty as well. I will miss Carolyn & her mother very much.

  • Kimberley
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    I’ve known you since you were 6. A beautiful young lady on the special Olympics swim team. My son Eddie’s first love and trusted friend. Rest in peace beautiful in your moms arems

  • Dana Lois May
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    Hi Gordon
    I am very sad to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She meant a lot to me. She was a great friend to me and I wish we had been able to get together. We talked abut it but because of Covid 19 we could not do it. i just wanted to let you know i am thinking of you and her family in this difficult time. Let me know if anything changes with her memorial as I really want to be there.

    With great sympathy

  • Mrs “J”
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    Gord, Christopher and family….our heartfelt sympathy to you all.
    The passing of Carolyn has been a shock, we share in your deep sadness at this time.
    Both Carolyn and Mary will be sorely missed.
    Ann / Paul Elliott

  • Mary Reddick
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    Andrya and I are at such a lost for words, we will really be missing Carolyn, she took such good care of Andrya when they attended choir and the Thursday night dances, my deepest sympathy Gord, Chris and family.

    Mary and Andrya.

  • Kimberley
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    Miss you dearly. Your a peace

  • Nicole Facette
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Brian Collinge
    Posted on: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Reply

    I’m gonna miss you. I can recall the good times at school (wouldn’t call it a school, to be honest) and around similar workplaces during co-ops. Good times were had.

  • kevin clare
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Reply

    Uncle Go, Chris and family-Please know that we are thinking of you all as you grieve. It was heartbreaking to hear of Carolyn’s sudden passing so soon after losing Aunt Mary. Be strong for one another through this difficult time.
    Love Kevin and Jojo

  • Helga Victor-Bear
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Reply

    Dear Gord and Family,
    what a shock to learn about your loss of Carolyn. How much more pain do you have to bear, and so soon after having lost Mary. It is hard to believe.
    We just recently talked about the possibility of you taking Carolyn on a trip and stopping in to see us.
    Please accept out deepest sympathy and we plan to see you on August 16th.
    With kindest regards,
    Helga and Ted Bear

  • Viktoria Robeznieks
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Reply

    I had so many great times with you. I loved having visits with you. I will miss you so much. My condolences to the family.

  • Cassie Kirwan
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Reply

    My thoughts are with you and your family. I am so sad to hear about your loss.

  • Wendy Dyke
    Posted on: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Reply

    I’ve known Carolyn for a long time through her involvement with Community Living Toronto social recreational activities. She volunteered with the North York Social Recreation committee helping out at dances. Carolyn also was involved with the York U Chapter of Best Buddies for a few years and come to events at our North York CL Toronto day program. She enrolled in our cooking classes and really enjoyed all the social interactions at these events and programs. Most recently she attended our Pizza Bingo nights at the Victoria Park Hub. I always enjoyed talking to Carolyn. She was very well known in the developmental services sector and I know many people are going to miss her. It is sad to know that we won’t be seeing her anymore at our various events.

  • Heather Ferguson
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Reply

    Chris, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sister. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this very sad time.

  • William Parent
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Reply

    My deepest sincere condolence to you and your family Chris. I did not know your sister but if she was anything like you, she must have been a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in these difficult times. Take care. Will

  • Azrieli Self-Advocates
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Reply

    Our team member, fellow advocate and personal friend, Carolyn was a very strong person and had a tremendous energy. She always kept going. She was always so positive and wanted to bring out the best in everyone. She would light up the room and make us all feel positive. She had so much oomph. She wanted to contribute and get involved in so many causes. She always wanted to see people with special needs win. There was not one cause or research project that she was not excited to be a part of. Such an outspoken and amazing advocate!

    Getting to know her during the research course, she could talk about anything and had become a close friend to us all. She treated everybody the same. Carolyn had a very giving and caring nature and was concerned about those around her. Always had a smile on her face. She will continue to be an inspiration for us all and will definitely be missed.

    From the Azrieli Self-Advocates, at CAMH

  • Norman Buffery
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Reply

    Carolyn was a good friend of mine she used to atten faces that were put on by Communiy Living. Carolyn will be dearly missed.

  • Jennifer
    Posted on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Reply

    I knew Carolyn many years ago, but unfortunately we lost contact over the years. I just heard the news of her passing. She lived with me for a short time in Scarborough back in the 90s. She was a great person and knew how to make people smile.

    May God Bless her friends and family during this difficult time and always.

    I’m also sorry to hear of the passing of Carolyn’s Mom

  • Cassie Kirwan
    Posted on: Friday, June 12, 2020 Reply

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time

  • John Kwekkeboom
    Posted on: Friday, June 12, 2020 Reply

    Gordon: Saddened by the loss of your daughter and wife. My condolences to you and your family.

  • Pat Christie
    Posted on: Monday, June 15, 2020 Reply

    Rest well sweet Carolyn safe in the arms of your beautiful Mom. Missing you both. Love always.

  • Glenn jr
    Posted on: Thursday, June 18, 2020 Reply

    Carolyn was a great and wonderful person also she came out to the softball games cheer the team on and wiggle them amaing toes of hers and gave the best back rubs period my heart goes out to the whole family

  • Glenn Bright jr
    Posted on: Thursday, June 18, 2020 Reply


  • Sheila Redwood
    Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2020 Reply

    Dear Gord and family, sad when Mary Ellen passed some months ago, now you have lost Carolyn. Though we didn’t know each other well Carolyn always greeted me with a smile and wanted to converse.
    My deepest sympathy- Sheila Redwood.

  • The Charrons
    Posted on: Saturday, June 27, 2020 Reply

    Dear Gord and Chris, We were shocked to see news of Carolyn in “Banner”.
    We’re are truly sorry for you, and the family to experience another great loss.

  • Colleen Zakoor
    Posted on: Sunday, July 5, 2020 Reply

    Our heartfelt condolences. Carolyn’s spirit will live on forever, from all of at Community Living Central York,
    Colleen Zakoor

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