Carol Ann Holdsworth (28 Jan 1954 - 20 Nov 2018)

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Location
WILFORD HILL CREMATORIUM LOUGHBOROUGH ROAD WEST BRIDGFORD, NOTTINGHAM NG2 7FE
Date
5th Dec 2018
Time
12.20pm
Funeral Director
A.W. Lymn West Bridgford

In loving memory of Carol Ann Holdsworth, aged 64, who sadly passed away on 20th November 2018 at Hayward House Hospice, following a short battle with stomach cancer.

Carol was born on 28th January 1954 at Preston Royal Infirmary. She was the eldest of three children of Robert and Joan North (nee Smith), and was raised in Penwortham, Preston, attending Penwortham Girls Grammar School. Carol married at the age of 25 and gave birth to her two sons, Anthony and Andrew, at the age of 27 and 30 respectively. Anthony was born in the Philippines, whilst Andrew was born in Lancashire.

Carol moved to the village of Keyworth in 1987 at the age of 33 and remained there ever since. Family meant everything to Carol; she considered her greatest achievement in life to be her children, Anthony and Andrew, whom she deeply loved and adored.

Carol trained as a beautician and had a passion for complementary therapies. Over the years she accrued numerous skills in the field of health and beauty, and most recently started training to become a hairdresser. She had a love of fashion, clothes, and make-up, which appealed to her artistic and creative nature.

Carol was beautiful, bright, bubbly, fun-loving and intelligent. She was a sensitive soul with a kind and caring nature and had the ability to converse with anyone. She loved to laugh, dance, sing and the company of friends, but above all, a good afternoon tea.

Carol was faced with multiple significant health challenges throughout her life including a serious car accident, breast cancer, and chronic mental health problems. Her strength, courage and determination in dealing with these challenges were admirable.

Carol is survived by her sons, Anthony Holdsworth and Andrew Holdsworth; her brother John North and sister Jennifer Lehrke (nee North); and her two nieces, Jessica North and Laura North.

A funeral service will be held at 12:20pm on the 5th December 2018 at Wilford Hill Crematorium, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7FE. A reception will be held following the funeral service in the centre of West Bridgford; full details will be provided on the order of service. We would be grateful if you could indicate whether you will be attending using the “Attend Funeral” tab.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Research UK or Mind, using the links provided at the top right of the web page.

We would also be very grateful to receive any stories, memories, or photos of Carol that you may have. These can be uploaded using the “Write a Message” and “Add a Photo” tabs.

Offline donation: Mrs D M Selby donated in memory of Carol
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Fiona Dods donated £10.65 in memory of Carol

In loving memory of Carol.

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Carol, Mum & Jennifer x x x

Carol, Mum & Jennifer x x x

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The “Girls” Happy Days x x x

The “Girls” Happy Days x x x

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Jen Nuttall donated in memory of Carol

Goodbye to a kind and lovely friend, who was beautiful inside and out.
Happy memories of schooldays and annual reunions in Buxton.
Bless you, Carol.
Love Jen

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Carol’s 40th @ The Key, Keyworth with brother John & sister Jennifer x x x

Carol’s 40th @ The Key, Keyworth with brother John & sister Jennifer x x x

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John North donated £31.95 in memory of Carol

In loving memory of my dear sister Carol who had struggles with mental health issues for much of her adult life...RIP Carol & God Bless you x x

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Alex Barraclough donated £21.30 in memory of Carol
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Alex Barraclough donated £20 in memory of Carol

Carol will always be remembered by me as terrifically glam, wonderfully kind and with a permanent glint of fun in her eye. She was the personification of a fun auntie. Although why we all had to wear so much brown corduroy, when she looked so fab, is beyond me.... but I suppose it was the 80s! She will forever be remembered and live on through her beautiful boys. Rest in peace Auntie Carol xxxx

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Rhona Sharp donated £21.30 in memory of Carol

In memory of Carol, a friend for over fifty years.

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Judith Sutton donated £21.30 in memory of Carol

In memory of a good friend for the last 59 years, with happy memories of a childhood spent together.

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June Campbell donated £10 in memory of Carol
Happy memories of a beautiful lady...will miss you carol.....June and Victoria xx

Happy memories of a beautiful lady...will miss you carol.....June and Victoria xx

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Terry Brown donated in memory of Carol

Rest in peace Carol. Doug and Terry

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Eric and Lucinda Holdsworth donated £26.63 in memory of Carol

Rest in peace Carol x

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Carol Blenheim 2015

Carol Blenheim 2015

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Carol and Jackie Webb, Christmas 2015.

Carol and Jackie Webb, Christmas 2015.

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Clem Lehrke wrote

My thoughts and prayers are for all the family during these sad times.

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Carol and Julie at a Christmas meal in the Bistro.  Such  happy times of when we all met in the Salutation on a Thursday night and went for an annual Christmas meal.  You are missed by us all, Fiona.

Carol and Julie at a Christmas meal in the Bistro. Such happy times of when we all met in the Salutation on a Thursday night and went for an annual Christmas meal. You are missed by us all, Fiona.

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Carol and Julie at the Plough on New Year's Eve.

Carol and Julie at the Plough on New Year's Eve.

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