It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Ellen Fritz on November 17, 2011, with her loving husband, Dennis, by her side. Carol was born at Great Falls, Montana, but lived her life throughout the western United States until she met her husband, Dennis in 1978. They immediately fell in love and were married on September 25, 1981, at Grand Forks, B.C., where they were lucky enough to share Carol’s passions of cooking, camping, painting, church, volunteering and the rescue and care of animals together. Carol leaves behind her husband of 30 years, Dennis Fritz; nine children: Wendy (Dan) Johnson, Lindy (Sarah) Hanson, Lance (Kelly) Fritz, Perry (Delores) Hanson, Terri (Jeff) Hanson, Debbie (Alexander) Arabia, Kenny Hanson, Debbie (Pat) Hanson and Melody (Michael) MacKinnon. She will also be greatly missed by her 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; many other family members, friends, camping buddies, her church family and her wonderful neighbours.

There will be a celebration of life at 2 p.m., on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Castlegar Christian Fellowship Church, 1801 Connors Road, Castlegar, B.C. Castlegar Funeral Chapel had care of arrangements.

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