It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Caroline Clasina Diana Schellekens. Caroline was born October 2, 1968, in Richmond B.C. and passed away peacefully on April 28, 2022, after a very courageous battle with cancer.
Caroline is survived by her loving husband Craig, son Kyle, mother Clasina and brother Harold (Cynthia) as well as by brothers-in-law Kevin (Sharon) and Bobby, and sisters-in-law Sandra and Melodee (Dave). Caroline will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Caroline was predeceased by her father Anthony.
Caroline was raised in Richmond and then Surrey. Caroline graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1994 and began her career in technical sales. Caroline started working at Rogers Communications in 2002. In 2003 Caroline met the love of her life Craig Joncas and they married in 2005. Their wonderful son Kyle was born in 2008.
Caroline had a real zest for life and everyone who met her felt it. Caroline was always full of energy, ideas and making things happen. Caroline, Craig, and Kyle had many adventures and travels together including trips to the Netherlands to visit her extended family. Caroline also always brought her positivity and enthusiasm to her work, and she really enjoyed her roles at Rogers. Caroline was actively involved in the community: in Kyle’s elementary school parent association and also in the Surrey Canadian Baseball Association as an Executive Board Member.
Caroline was the best Mom and an amazing Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and Friend and we will all miss her so much.
The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday May 5, 2022, at 12:30pm at St. Matthew’s Church, in Surrey B.C. A reception will be held after the Funeral Mass. The Funeral Mass will be live streamed for family and friends to join us remotely:
Caroline loved her volunteer work with the Surrey Canadian Baseball Association both as a Manager for Kyle’s teams but also as an Executive Board Member. If you are so moved, a tax-deductible donation in her memory can be made which will help support the Association and Lionel Courchene Park Kyle plays ball at:
This Legacy fund created in Care’s name will live on in perpetuity and will help support the baseball community for years to come.