TO LIONS LOST
LION CAROLE WOODS (1942 - 2020)
Carole, a charter member of Woolwich Community Lions, has left us with a lifetime of wonderful memories!
She was involved in the formation of our club, from the very first moment when she opened her home to anyone interested in forming a new Lions club in Elmira. She served on our first Board of Directors. Carole was a private, but very caring person.
Carole was passionate about Lions Project Pride and for many years visited the grade one classes at our local schools to share with them the pride we have in them, our community, and our country. She always left them with a Canadian flag, a Certificate and a Maple Leaf cookie from her “Roaring” Lion cookie jar.
For many years her passion has been playing bridge. She played in numerous clubs and other groups and was always ready and more than willing to "play a game" anytime, anywhere. We know she is now sitting at a table somewhere where her opposition lives in fear when she makes her famous "3 no trump" bid. Over the years she also enjoyed bowling, curling, and golfing. Carole was loved by all who knew her. Her family, her wide circle of friends and our extended Lions family. Her infectious smile and her great ability to make people laugh and be happy served her well.
For over 30 years she faithfully and totally supported her husband and best friend, PID Art, as they travelled extensively throughout North America and other parts of the world to hundreds of Lions meetings, conventions and forums. She, without complaint, sat at the head table where she listened with feigned interest to his speeches and politely endured his oft repeated and purportedly humorous stories, always politely laughing at the appropriate time.
Carole loved life and clearly life loved her back. She leaves behind a hole in our WCLC community and in our hearts!
LION STEPHANIE FUTHER (1944 - 2004)
Lion Stephanie Futher was a charter member of our club. She was both a fine lady and an amazing Lion, who strived for excellence in her everyday life as a wife, mother and grandmother.
In her teaching career as a nursing instructor at Conestoga College, she came full circle with the
graduation of her students. Her skills showed in the excellent care she received throughout her hospital stay.
Excellency followed Stephanie everywhere she went. She was the first lady to hold the President’s position in the late 80’s at the Elmira & District Curling Club. Golfing was another of
Stephanie’s passions and she could strike the ball with authority. She loved playing bridge, sewing and quilting and also found time to do volunteer work at the hospital.
Lions was a big part of Stephanie’s life, long before our club was formed. She loved working by
her husband’s side at his club’s events. Her love for Lions carried over into the formation of our club. She was part of our first Executive Committee as a One Year Director and worked very hard on various committees and fundraisers throughout her time with us.
The biggest challenge that Stephanie took on in her time with our club was spearheading the Lions Peace Poster Contest. She even went out to the local schools to promote the contest and
encouraged the students to get involved. She again shared her passion for excellence when she helped to choose the winning poster, which then went on to win at the District level.
Stephanie was proud to be a Lion and always expressed interest in what was happening within our club, even after she was no longer able to attend. We are honored to have had her as a member.