September 18, 1925 – February 7, 2021
Born in Golden and raised in Revelstoke, Delphine passed away at the age of 95 in Squamish. Delphine will be forever missed by her family: Dawn Hemingway (Peter), Sharon Carrell (John), Terry Roy (Lorne) and Scott Carrell (Helen), family and friends. Delphine was predeceased by husbands Ray Carrell (1990) and Ernest Lowe (2017); and her brothers Billy and Donny Segur.
Our mom was a remarkable, loving woman who devoted her life to her family and community; qualities instilled by her parents, Marjorie and Vincent (Bill) Segur (former Revelstoke CCF MLA), who strove to make the world a better place.
Revelstoke was perfect for growing up. Delphine and Don loved summers at Three Valley Gap; kept busy with basketball, gymnastics and swimming at the YMCA. Mom played basketball at UBC and has always loved the Canucks.
In 1947 she completed a UBC degree in Government and Economics. In 1949, she married our dad, Ray Carrell. In 1955, they moved from Revelstoke to Burnaby where she was an active volunteer. United Church, Girl Guides and, especially, NDP activities were woven into our busy family life. Mom was a shining example of putting principles into action. She held true to Tommy Douglas’ words: “Courage my friends, ’tis not too late to make a better world.”
Delphine’s acts of kindness resulted in many awards and life memberships: NDP, New Vista, Burnaby Citizen’s Ass’n, OAPensioners, Stroke Club.
On her world travels she happily immersed herself in the culture of the people.
In 2018, Del moved into Burnaby’s Mulberry Parc residence. With her many new friends she enjoyed day trips, musical events, jokes, discussing current events, solving crosswords, BINGO and banging pots at 7 pm each evening.
Mom is an inspiration to us all. Visit www.dignitymemorial.com for complete obituary, donation details and to share memories. Mom would want to join with us in thanking everyone who has been there to love her, laugh with her and to support her throughout her long and rich life.
She always said, “I’m so lucky.”
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