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Carolyn Vivian Wallace


Carolyn Vivian Wallace

NEW GLASGOW – Carolyn Vivian Wallace (Dorrington) 78, formerly of Stellarton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, 10 June, 2018 at the Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow.


Born in New Glasgow, N.S., she was the daughter of the late Aubrey James and Mildred Jeanette (Sangster) Dorrington.


Mom was a drummer and one of the original members of the Balmoral Girl's Pipe Band, Stellarton.  After graduating from Stellarton High School, she worked as a teller in the Bank of Nova Scotia, then joined the RCAF as a Fighter Control Operator and met her husband Walter.  In later years she was a short order cook at several restaurant establishments.

Mom's passion was researching her ancestral lineage and she was able to compile an extensive library on the families with which she was associated. Additionally, she helped so many others by providing missing information and how to use the information required to help families connect their past.    


Our Mom was a very special lady who always put her family first, enjoyed a good laugh and was a tremendous support in our lives through the many happy & tough times.


Survived by son Glenn (Cathy) Wallace, Foxbrook, NS; daughters, Deborah (Dave) Sinnis, Foxbrook, NS; Charlene Bessin (Brian Bentley), Belleville, Ont.


Grandchildren, Gregory (Carla), Lisa (Adam), Max (Jacquie), Meshaila (Dan), Brad (Ally), Alexander (Nathalie), Andrew (Caitt), Sara (Sebastien), Laura (Adrian).


Great-grandchildren, Arthur, Agnes, Justin, Bryan, Walter, Genevieve, Kevin, Kate, Louis, Marley, Lyla, Aubree Grace, Baby Bessin (due Dec 2018). 


Sister, Janet Munsie, New Glasgow, NS; and numerous relatives throughout NS. 


Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband Walter Wallace, son of "Dally" and Stella (Gallant) Wallace of Pointe Du Chene, NB;


The family will receive visitors 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 June at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, 18 Acadia Ave. Stellarton;


A "celebration of  life" ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel on Thursday, 14 June with Pastor Ryan King officiating.

Cremation to take place after the service.


Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Carolyn's memory to any of the Genealogy Societies in NS, Glen Haven Manor Recreation Fund, VON or a charity of choice.

Lovingly submitted by her family. Special thanks to the entire staff at the Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow where she was greatly cared for during her time of need.



Service Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Visitation Time
2-4 and 7-9 pm
Visitation Location
H.C. MacQuarrie Funeral Chapel, Stellarton

Burial Date
at a later date

Requested Charity
Genealogy Societies in NS, Glen Haven Manor Recreation Fund or the V.O.N.