Caroline Mary Kulas (Podulsky)
Passed away peacefully Tuesday March 24, 2020 at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke in the company of her children.
Daughter of late Mary and Paul Podulsky, sister to Stanley Podulsky, George Podulsky, Myron Podulsky, Paul Podulsky, Mary Anne Halwa, and Barb Greentree. Predeceased by Julia Thompson, Velma Lancaster, Anthony Podulsky and Alexander Podulsky.
She has gone to join her beloved husband Robert P. Kulas (2015).
Dearest mother to Robert Allan Kulas (Tara) and Susan (Ron) and Nanny to her grand-children Kyle, Monica and Kelly.
Carole was born into the Podulsky family on August 18, 1938, as the seventh of eleven children. Her parents, Mary and Paul were grain and beef farmers on a homestead in Kleskun Hill, Alberta.
She rode to East Kleskun Primary School on horseback and later attended St. Joseph's High School in Grand Prairie. After high school, Carole joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a fighter control operator in 1956 with her training in St. Jean, Quebec and Clinton, Ontario. Her first posting was in Senneterre, Quebec, where she met Robert (“Bob”) Kulas, who worked in the same crew.
The two fell in love and were married October 24th, 1958. Carole resigned from the RCAF in 1962, though from the time they were married until 1989, they recall fondly how their lives "resembled that of gypsies". They moved around frequently: to France, Newfoundland, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and finally back to Ontario, mostly residing in small rural and remote towns.
Besides her job in the RCAF, Carole also worked hard as a secretary and restaurant manager, finishing her working career as a transcriber for the Ontario Rent Control Board in Ottawa. Despite all their hard work, they still made time to raise a family of two children (who later blessed them with three grandchildren). Carole also found time for leisure, enjoying a variety of activities such as crafts, skiing, biking, ball and crosswords. Of course, she and her husband loved to travel (even with all their moving, they enjoyed visiting other places such as Germany, Switzerland, Spain and England) and loved to camp (for many years, camping in Algonquin Park was always a hi-light).
Most of Carole and Bob's social life revolved around military clubs, which they enjoyed. In her quiet time Carole enjoyed reading and listening to country and western music. Pets were also important to Carole. They always had a dog, and they were all named "Lady".
With all the things they have seen and done, the one thing that they are most proud of is their family and the life they have shared together.
Due to the uncontrollable circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus the family of Caroline Kulas will conduct a private funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital or Miramichi Lodge or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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