Passed away peacefully on November 9, 2020, in her 80th year, at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge, after a brave battle with cancer.
She will be missed by her children Robin (Steve) Goodwin of Elmira, and Carl (Irenke) Payne of Calgary; grandchildren Connor, Emma, and Iain; brothers Ken (Linda) and Gary (Pam); nieces Heather, Mandy, and Michelle; her many friends, and her special friend Orville.
Predeceased by her parents Carl and Thelma (Bowdler) Payne and husband William Ackerman.
After spending her childhood in Elmira, Carlene enjoyed a career in teaching. She spent her retirement years in a house she loved on the banks of the South Muskoka river, near Bracebridge.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
To donate, please send cheques to the address below or donate online to the charity of your choice.
Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home)
Canadian Cancer Society
380 Jamieson Parkway, Unit 12
Cambridge, ON N3C 4N4
To donate by credit card visit: www.cancer.ca or call 519-886-8888
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.