CUMMINGS, Carole Gertrude (nee Dixon) – Born December 20, 1943, and passed away March 9, 2019. Carole is survived by her husband Noble, and children, Mark (Crystal), Lori and Leah Darling (David). Carole relished making memories with her grandchildren: Rachel, Amy, Charles, Nathaniel, Maggie Taylor, Wesley (Brie), Mackenzie and Hannah, and her great grandchildren, Robert, Aubrey and Mary.
Born in Peterborough to the late Malcolm and Marion Dixon and raised in Lakehurst, ON with her siblings, Walter (Linda), Doug (Wendy), Barbara Ballantyne (late Peter), Brad (late Jessie), Betty Gordon (late Tom) and the late Richard, Don and Paul (surviving wife Carol). Carole is remembered by sister-in laws Fern and Eileen, and brother in laws Murray Whetung and George Payton. Some of her special friends were Susan Neuman & James Francis, and Lorie & Joey Fuentes, Kelly & Corey Barton, and their family Britini, Josh and Matthew.
Carole attended school in Lakefield, and worked for Lucky Strike Bait. She later owned a Bulk Food & Gifts store in Buckhorn. She enjoyed volunteering for the Buckhorn Community Centre, Harvey Township Library and the Good Buy Room.
Carole & Noble lived on the Wesley Cummings Farm in Lakehurst for 33 years where family and friends made and shared numerous memories. Carole will be remembered for her welcoming ways that included her baking and family meals. Her life revolved around family, pets, and time around the kitchen table. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were most special to her. She loved to hear their laughter. Each and every one of them held a special place in her heart. Noble & Carole made the Cummings family homestead the most enjoyable, welcoming and truly unpredictable place to visit, with large family gatherings that filled the house and spread out onto the veranda and into the yard most times. Everyone looked forward to her delicious home cooking of pie, and homemade bread. The farm animals provided much of the entertainment. Often one animal would be in the house for special care, and no one but Carole really knew why, be it a baby lamb, pig, duck, chicken or goat. Carole’s home was always open. She lived how she thought the world should be; in unity, and caring for one another. Everyone was always welcomed.
A graveside service will be held at Sandy Lake Cemetery, Lakehurst on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Community Alternative Funeral Home. Condolence notes may be made at www.communityalternative.ca.