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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Carol Dunne (Makarenko), at the age of 66, on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Carol was born on June 30, 1951 in Fort Frances, Ont.

She moved to Thunder Bay, Ont. to pursue her nursing degree in 1969 and graduated in 1972 as a registered nurse. Carol shared her knowledge and expertise for 44 years, specializing in NICU.

In August, 1974, she married the love of her life, the late Kevin Dunne, and together raised their three children.

She loved spending her time with family, especially her grandchildren, as well as summers at camp and travelling.

Carol is survived by her three children, Matthew (Dani), Shannon, and Kathleen; grandchildren, Paige, Cameron, and Gracie; sisters, Patti (Allan) Andrusco and Jill (Harvey) Flamand; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members whom she adored.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kevin; and parents, Lois and William Makarenko.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, with a family graveside service that followed.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations can be made to TBRHSC NICU Fund.

When tomorrow starts without me—and I'm not here to see—should the sun rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me.

I wish you wouldn't cry—the way you did today,

When thinking of things we did not get to say and all I left behind.

I know how much you love me—and it's as much as I love you.

Please try to understand, that an angel came called my name—took me by the hand.

He said my place was ready in Heaven far above—but that I would have to leave here and all that I so dearly love.

But when I got to this place, I felt so very much at peace,

I was surrounded by those that had left before me and I knew that I was home.

They said this is Eternity and all that's promised to you—although today your life on Earth is done, here it starts anew.

So every time you think of me, remember I'm right here in your heart.

All you have to do is think of me and that way we never truly part!