Carol Ellen Nephin

Carol Ellen Nephin (Thatcher)


September 10, 1937 – November 4, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Carol Ellen Nephin.

Carol went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 4, 2013 at the age of 76 surrounded by her family at the KBRH.


Carol was born in Trail, BC on September 10, 1937 and resided in Castlegar until her passing. She is survived by her children Linda, Kathleen (Joe), Christie (Craig), Emmett (Christina) and thirteen grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Peter Thatcher (Elva) and her sister Linda King.


Carol was a devout Christian and loving Mother and Grandmother, who always kept an open door for anyone who was in need. She was always willing to share God’s love with all who would listen. Throughout her life she loved well, gave generously and encouraged all she knew. She was a role model for many on how to live life with joy and gratitude in the midst of trials and tribulations.

Carol was a well respected school teacher for 30 years. She got great enjoyment out of teaching her grandchildren to read. She had a passion for life which kept her fighting through may health issues. She loved her rose garden and spreading the word of the Lord. Carol lived life to the fullest. She was a loving and compassionate woman. She was a great Scholar and student of God’s Word. She was one to give everything, She would give instruction and correction. Everything she did was to Glorify God.


She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. Till we meet again Mom, Grammie and friend… we will love you always.


A funeral service was held for Carol on November 8 at the Castlegar Christian Fellowship.


We would like to express our sincere appreciation and thanks to Dr. Zhang, Dr. Laroche, and the entire team at the Renal Unit at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. A special thank you to Mike Clark of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, Pastor Gordon Malcom, Pastor Jim Reimer and Pastor Brian Henry for the work you all did in creating a beautiful service for our mother. We also want especially thank Mr. & Mrs. Fernando Costa, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Dias, and Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Amaral for all the work they put into the luncheon at the Portuguese Club in honour of our mother.


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Castlegar Christian Fellowship.