Memories and Celebrations of Life:
Obituary - Arthur Allen Carroll
Jan 4th, 1955 - July 2nd, 2019
In loving memory and with heavy hearts we share the passing of (Arthur) Allen Carroll. Allen passed away peacefully at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center after a short battle with esophageal cancer. A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Thunder Bay Regional for their care and compassion during Allen’s illness.
Allen is survived by his loving mother Margaret Carroll, Children Joseph Carroll (Kerry), Kathleen Carroll (Trent), Charlotte Carroll (Joe), Stephanie Davidson nee Carroll (Adam). Grandchildren Sophia Childforever, Twins
Jack & Everleigh
Childforever-Carroll, Matthew & Lauren Davidson, Chloe Wilson, Skylar, Addison, & Olivia Lambe, Pat Carroll (Terry) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Allen is also survived by his Aunt Anne Carroll, his Godmother; an important and special person in his life. Allen is predeceased by grandfather John Francis Patrick Carroll and Grandmother Stella Carroll, younger brother Robert James Carroll, Father Jack Carroll, Uncles Jimmy, Donald (Clara) Carroll and Bill Carroll Sr. (Gladys), Aunt Catherine Carroll (Mike) Also Granddaughter Layla Rose Wilson.
Allen was born and raised in Sioux Lookout ON where he lived most of his life. He spent a few years in Dryden before returning back to the town he loved so much.
Allen was a proud member of the Sioux Lookout Legion Branch 78 for 40 years.
Fishing and Family were Allen’s greatest joys, If you were a friend, you were family! His door was always open although chances are he was out in the boat fishing. He would pack up the kids and hit the lake day or night, rain or shine, always checking out one more spot and getting one more fish. In the Winter when friends and the whole family were not ice fishing, Hockey took over and Toronto Maple leafs were the only way to go!
Al’s North Star Lodge was not only a family business but his passion and home. Although busy with a camp and guests, Allen and wife Susan opened a Video Rental & Candy Shop right in the heart of town on Front Street. Al’s Lookout Video was a family run business with some help from local teens looking for some work, those teens became family. Although in 2001 it was time to close the doors it gave him a chance for some new opportunities like working for child and family services as a relief worker.
There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday August 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church with Father Alan Campeau officiating. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or charity of choice through the Sioux Lookout Funeral Home, Box 1449, Sioux Lookout Ontario P8T 1B9.