Carol Jeanette McKee

November 14, 1945 - September 6, 2023

In Loving Memory

Carol Jeanette McKee

Carol Jeanette McKee passed away peacefully at the North Okanagan Hospice House in the early hours of September 6, 2023. She had been diagnosed with cancer late in 2022. Carol was 77 years old.

Carol was a loving and supportive daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband Dennis McKee, children Pam Loeppky and Dan McKee, brother Wayne Schmidt (Darleen Schmidt), grandchildren Sage Loeppky, Rayne Loeppky, Aysia Loeppky, Dominique Swaby (Nathaniel Swaby), Real-Marc Aubin and her great grandchildren Koah, Kairo and Niko Swaby.

Carol had a full life having lived in many places in Alberta, BC and the USA, as well as “snowbirding” to Arizona for many years finally settling in Vernon, BC. She had a busy life raising a family and having careers as a hairstylist, educator and school librarian. Carol and Dennis travelled to many parts of the world, including Europe, Central America, Australia, Hawaii and North America. Wherever she went she made friends. She had many deep friendships.

Wherever she was and whatever she did, nothing was more important to Carol than her family. She was fiercely proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Carol will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

If you wish to express your condolences through an act of kindness, the family suggests making a donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society or to your local Hospice Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Best Western Pacific Inn, Meeting Room, on Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  All who knew and loved Carol are welcome.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-558-0866

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-558-0866

4417 29th St,
Vernon, BC V1T 5B7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 11

  1. Valerie Dyer says:

    May you find comfort and solace in memories of times spent with Carol! May peace fill your hearts and spirits! Valerie Dyer

  2. Shirley Winning says:

    Carol (and Dennis)
    You bring joy and kindness to everyone you meet.
    Both my husband and I were blessed to have had you live in our community a few years ago. I keep close the memory of the laughter emanating from your place and the unreserved welcome to join in.
    Thank you.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, now and always.

  3. Sherry and Jack Hamilton says:

    Dear Dennis, Pam, Danny and all of your beautiful grandkids and great grands ,
    Sending love, hugs and condolences… we are very sad to know Carol has passed but so glad she is no longer suffering . You are so right to say to Carol family was everything… she was so proud of all of you! You were all amazing in the love and care you gave to her. She absolutely loved having all her family and friends there frequently in the last months . On our visit in June the last thing she said to me as I was leaving was “Did you see all the kids pictures in the hallway ? I just love them all ! “ She had so many friends who loved her , including us because of her kindness and big heart . She faced all her health issues with courage and positivity.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you grieve .❤️💕
    Sherry and Jack

  4. Linda and Rod Hikida says:

    We are deeply saddened by Carol’s passing. She was always an energetic and happy person to know. Carol willingly listened to her new and old friends and always seemed excited to learn as much as she could about the new people she met and made friends with. It was our pleasure to get to know Carol over the past few years. She will be greatly missed by many, but remembered with a smile because of the joy she gave to all who spent time with her. Rest in Peace dear Carol. May the many memories you have of Carol sustain you in these hard days ahead. ❤️

  5. Bernice & Melvin Meyer says:

    Dear Denis & Family,
    As we have known Carol from child on, we are truly saddened on her passing. One never knows what is in store for us and whom we care for. As time goes by remember your memories never will leave you or your family.
    Our condolences,
    Mel and Bernice Meyer

  6. Felecia Swaby says:

    Open,welcoming, curious,warm embracing, and fiercely loving and protective of her family. That is how I will remember Carol. Rest in peace sweet lady. You will be missed.

  7. Shirley and Mike Quinn says:

    Sending our condolences to Dennis and family on your great loss. We enjoyed our time in Arizona getting to know Carol and Dennis. The many happy hours and card games and dances spent with them were appreciated. They made us all feel welcome. We miss those times. So sorry for your loss. Shirley & Mike Quinn

  8. Gerald & Geraldine Tisdelle says:

    We were very saddened to hear that Carol had been ill and had passed away. We send our deepest sympathy to Dennis & family and pray that the many wonderful memories over the years will help them through the weeks and months ahead. RIP Carol.

  9. Larry Doty glaza says:

    So sorry for your loss she was a great lady

  10. Coreen & Dave Baraniuk says:

    Dennis, Danny, Pam and families. Just heard about Carol. Sincere condolences from some of the Alberta cousins….So glad I was able to bring my mom for a visit last fall. Carol made some of Dennis’ Alberta cousins a wonderful lunch and it was a great afternoon of catching up. Take care…Coreen

  11. The Swaby family says:

    Dear Dennis, Pam, Danny, Rayne, Sage, Aysia, and the rest of the family.
    Our hearts are heavy with the news of Carol’s passing. We are never prepared for loosing a loved one. We grieve with you all. But what a legacy Carol leaves behind. She will always be present in all our remembrances of her.
    We will tell stories, we will laugh and we will cry, but we will remember.
    One of my best memories is of Carol teaching us line dancing in Jamaica at Nat and Nique’s Wedding. She had the moves.
    Sending all our love, support, and hugs.
    Your Edmonton family.

    Mike, Felecia, Cyere, Nalah and Maddy.

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