Carol Diana MACPHERSON

(nee Dixon) was born on October 25, 1943 in Portland, Oregon to Lois and Caron Dixon. Carol passed away January 11, 2013 in Castleger, BC.

Carol was raised and attended elementary school in Boise, Idaho; middle school at St. Helen’s School in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. Her post-secondary education took her to the University of Hawaii.

At the tender age of 21 (1967), she met and married John David MacPherson of Kitimat, BC, the son of Lockie and Ethel MacPherson of Kaslo, BC. They wed in Tucson, AZ at the home of John’s mother, Ethel Hatfield. They moved to Canada and settled in New Westminster, BC where John was raised.

Carol and John lived in various parts of BC, starting with New Westminster, North Delta, Port Clemens on the Queen Charlotte Islands, Fernie, Mica Creek, and finally to the land of John’s birth- Robson, BC. In all of these locations Carol lived as a Homemaker as John made his living in the above locations, working for BC Hydro until his retirement from HL Keenleyside Dam as a Lockkeeper, in 2002.

In 1983 Carol gave birth to their only child, a daughter, Tara Wynne MacPherson at the Calgary Foothills Hospital. She raised Tara in Fernie, Mica Creek and Robson where Tara kept her mom busy with school and after school activities. Carol was a volleyball mom, driving students round to their competitions. Carol was close to her daughter Tara through Guiding, holidays and homemaking.

Carol enjoyed her life touring around the country with John, camping on the beaches of the Queen Charlotte Islands, Mexico and Australia to their cabin on Mount Carlyle overlooking Kaslo and RVing across Canada and the USA, as far as Nova Scotia and Florida and all parts in between. Recently she was Snowbirding in the deserts of Arizona and Mexico.

Castlegar Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.


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