Wonderful was your love for us, You are in our hearts forever
Carol passed away on 4th April in the care of Leighton Hospital after a sudden and unexpected illness. Carol was born in Nantwich in the January of 1959 to her now deceased parents Ann-Ellen and Richard Tegfan Williams. A few years earlier, her parents had settled in Crewe after from Anglesey, North Wales along with Carol’s older brother Terry (also deceased). Carol remained very close to her Welsh family and was extremely proud of her heritage.
Carol met her beloved husband Graham at the age of 16 and they married in Crewe Green in 1981. They have been together for 44 years and will have been married for 39 years this month. They have three children together – Ceri, Emma and Marc who she loved dearly. She was also a loving and devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren, Isla (6), Jacob (4), Evie (2) and Alex (1). She loved sharing stories about all of them and was immensely proud of all they have individually achieved. Carol had a thoughtful and caring nature. This was evident throughout her career as a Registered General Nurse but also felt by her family and friends, whose needs she would often put before her own. She touched so many people throughout her life and will be remembered for being social and for her love of making other’s smile.
In her nursing career, she dedicated over 30 years working for Leighton Hospital in Crewe before later moving on to work for the South Cheshire Private Hospital. She retired in 2019. She was a passionate, caring and hard working nurse who was liked and respected by both her patients and her colleagues. She was incredibly proud of her profession and in particular her contribution serving the NHS.
Aside from her family, Carol loved the sunshine and being outdoors and took pleasure in gardening and walking. She was an enthusiastic music and comedy fan, and enjoyed the many live events her and Graham attended together. Her love of music was also demonstrated through playing the guitar and the piano. She was a keen reader, with a penchant for autobiographies. She enjoyed keeping fit and was a keen member of her gym, taking part in regular Zumba and yoga classes. She also enjoyed to travel with Graham and all the family have many happy memories of her from their shared holidays together.
A small funeral service for the immediate family will be held at Crewe crematorium on Monday 20th April. Graham, Ceri, Emma and Marc are planning for a larger gathering to celebrate Carol’s life which would be attended by family, friends and ex-work colleagues, once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Rather than flowers, the family will be arranging a collection for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charitable Fund. For those that would like to donate in Carol’s name, donations can also be made via the JustGiving Page