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Obituary for Caroline Louisa Hurlbert-Kimpel (Long)

Caroline (Carol) Louisa Hurlbert-Kimpel (nee Long) was born on March 13, 1942 in Medicine Hat, AB, to Frederick and Jean Long (nee Perrin). She was a lifelong resident, with the exception of some brief stays in other communities during her first marriage. She passed away at home on November 12, 2022 at the age of 80.
Caroline was predeceased by her parents, husbands Donald Hurlbert and Robert Kimpel, son Mark Hurlbert and brother Bruce Perrin.
She is survived by her son Ross Hurlbert, honorary daughter and son Deanna and Michael Fitzmaurice, grandson Kyler Choquette (Karrah Ogilvie), honorary grandchildren Khrystal Harper (Thomas), Jessica Fitzmaurice and Jordan Fitzmaurice, great-grandchildren Dustin, Devon, Oliver, Sebastian, Luna and Willow, sister Cathie Schmidt (Heinz), sister in law Virginia Mason, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.
As a young woman, she was active in the Job’s Daughters. After her first marriage, she and her husband Don moved around Alberta for a time, managing mobile home parks and raising their two sons. After Don’s passing, Carol and her young boys went to Victoria, BC for a short while, ultimately returning to Medicine Hat. Locals may recognize Carol from Hutchings and Sharp, the front desk at the Assiniboia Inn or from Hobbycraft.
Caroline was an avid and talented seamstress and crafter, there was not a thread invented that she could not turn into clothing, blankets or housewares. She sewed, knitted or crocheted most of her wardrobe, and donated many hats, mittens and scarves for charities such as the Mitten Tree at the library, and Grannies For Africa. Caroline was also an avid reader, and was a regular at the Medicine Hat Library, whether to check out huge stacks of books or to attend knitting group. She will be dearly missed by everyone whose life she touched.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Caroline's name.