Truant, Carol Maurene
May 30, 1942 – February 15, 2020
Carol Maurene Truant was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia. She was born to Laurene Annie Schug and Maurice Lloyd Truitt and was the eldest of 4 children.
Carol was a great help to her Mom and Dad when the family lived in Copper Mountain, just south of Princeton, BC. The mining house the Truitt family lived in was a one-bedroom, 3 room shack with a pump below the hill where water was carried up from, and an outhouse in the back. Good memories were made to the children, with Mom, Laurene’s homemade gifts and birthday parties, pet dog named Monkey, and colored baby chicks each Easter.
Carol helped a lot with caring for her 3 younger sisters and got paid 7 cents a week to spend at the miner’s confectionary. She went to a one-room school in Copper Mountain and received her first communion there.
She would play the accordion, while her dad played the harmonica and pots and pans for entertainment for fellow miners, while the little ones slept, or tried to.
When the mining there was declining in 1955, she moved with family to Hillcrest, Alberta where she attended local schools, graduating in grade 12. She married her boyfriend, John Truant and lived in Bellevue until she moved to Calgary around 1974. She got her degree in Social Work at that time.
Carol passed away at the age of 77 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.
Carol is survived by her mother, Laurene Annie Schug; sisters, Janice Hancock and Annette Triutt-Avoledo; her son, Darcy Truant; daughter, Lavonna Hogan; her grandchildren, Kayla Truant, Ashley Truant, Samantha Truant, Jeremiah Hogan, and Cayleigh Vaillancourt; several nieces and nephews; many close friends including Cary Rae, Austin Hook, Edie Prytula and countless more.
She is predeceased by her father, Maurice Lloyd Triutt; sister, Marvis Truitt; sons, Randall Truant and Jarren Truant, and her grandparents.
Carol had many good qualities, helped countless people throughout the years, and will be missed by family and friends.
Carol's Memorial Service has been postponed for now, and the date will be announced when confirmed.
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