Carol Barfoot Obituary, Death – Carol Barfoot, a former long-time Council member of the Township of Georgian Bluffs, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022 after a courageous fight against cancer. In memory of Carol, the Township of Georgian Bluffs has flown its flags at half-staff in honor of her. In 1991, Carol Barfoot won her first election to the Council seat. She has lived in Georgian Bluffs for more than four decades, and she has served the community in various elected government capacities for more than 28 years. Over the course of her life, she served on every township committee, was an engaged member of the Kemble and District Lions Club and the Sydenham Sportsmen Association, and was a dedicated member of the community who volunteered her time. In the beginning of this year, Member of Parliament Alex Ruff honored her with the presentation of a Platinum Jubilee custom coin.
This is an honor that is given to exceptional people who make substantial contributions to their community. In August of 2022, during a celebration held in her honor, Carol made the following statement: “I do not regret serving as a councilor in this township for even a single minute.” I adore the community that exists here… I did it because I wanted to be of assistance, and if I had the chance, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. When speaking about her condition, Carol stated, “A lot of people don’t know what to say when they’re talking to someone who is terminally ill. ” I ask them to give me a hug, and they do. Just give me a hug and we’ll be fine. There’s no need for words. It’s the smartest thing you can do in the situation. Carol was a significant figure in the neighborhood. Her unwavering commitment and wonderful sense of humor left a favorable impression on each and every one of us who had the good fortune to know her.
It has been an incredible opportunity for me and the other members of Council to work with her and gain insight from her, and I am confident that we will honor her legacy as we move into our next term. During this challenging time, we are keeping her family, friends, and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers,” said Mayor Sue Carleton. The flags will stay at half-staff until after the memorial ceremony, which will be place on Friday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brian E. Wood Funeral Home, with visiting beginning an hour earlier. As a gesture of condolence, the family would be grateful for financial contributions made to the Chapman House Hospice, the Salvation Army, or the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation.