Carolyn Chisamore

Carolyn Ruth Chisamore

1943 - 2021

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Obituary of Carolyn Ruth Chisamore


August 9, 1943 – August 29, 2021


Carolyn passed away peacefully at the age of 78, surrounded by her loving family at the Kingston General Hospital.    Beloved mother to Linda Zabel (Joe Rorai), Kathy Doering (Chris Doering) and Karen Zabel (Brett Christopher). Sadly missed by her devoted soulmate Linda Watson.  Loving Grandma to Sierra, Carson, and Jake Zabel Rorai, Jonah, Gracie and Annie Doering and Sophie and Clara Christopher.  Carolyn was predeceased by her sister Joyce Dolan (Terry) and is survived by her dear brother Ernest Chisamore (Rosemary) and her former husband Jerry Zabel (Narjis).


Carolyn was a ray of light who made everyone feel seen, heard and loved.  Despite long-term pain and suffering, her strong faith enabled her to inspire others with never-ending gratitude, positivity, and appreciation for life's blessings, large and small.  She enjoyed simple pleasures: sharing a cup of tea, listening to beautiful music, attending her spirituality group and book clubs, and spending time in her garden and at Charleston Lake.  She created beautiful things that took many forms: sewing and knitting for children and grandchildren, singing in choirs and playing piano, and cooking and baking for those she loved.  She touched the lives of many through her work as a therapist and as an incredible stay-at-home Mom. A heartfelt thank you is extended to the countless medical professionals in Kingston who helped her on her 30-year journey with illness, and the support that she and her family received until the very end.


 A service celebrating Carolyn’s life will be held in the chapel of the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston, on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 1:30 pm. As seating for the service is limited due to Covid restrictions, please call the funeral home at 613-544-3411 to RSVP.  The service will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person, by using this link.  LIVESTREAM LINK


In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s memory may be made to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.


Celebration of Life Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, September 4, 2021
James Reid Funeral Home Chapel
1900 John Counter Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Seating in the Chapel is limited due to COVID restrictions, please call the funeral home at 613-544-3411 or watch the Livestream of the service but clicking on the highlighted link just above.