The founder of Curl for Cancer, a fundraising effort that started in Charlottetown in 1984 and which has spread to curling clubs around the globe, has died.
Carole Kennedy – photo from her Facebook page, dated February 17
Carole Kennedy was a long-time member of the Charlottetown Curling Club (CCC) and a former columnist with The Guardian and The Evening Patriot newspapers. She died suddenly in Florida at age 81.
Kennedy started Curl for Cancer as a memorial tribute to David Matheson, a well-known P.E.I. curler. The event has been held annually since then at the CCC, and marked its 35th anniversary this past November.
“Carole has been a wonderful source of knowledge and support and she will be truly missed,” said Jackson.