Carol Breen

Obituary of Carol Elaine Breen

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It is with great sadness that the family of Carol Breen announce her passing at the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 30, 2023.

Born in Calgary, Alberta on November 29, 1945, Carol was raised in Canmore, Alberta until 1959, when her family migrated back to Calgary so that Carol, her twin sister, Heather, and their brother David could attend "better" schools. Carol was destined to fulfill her dream to become a visual artist.

Carol graduated from Calgary's Queen Elizabeth High School in 1963 and immediately applied to, and was accepted, by the Alberta College of Art at SAIT, also in Calgary, and at the same time, Carol continued taking piano from Mary Munn at the Royal Conservatory at Mount Royal University.

While studying at the ACA, Carol took a double major in textiles and painting. She finished both her music diploma at MRU and her diploma at the ACA in 1967. After graduation from ACA, Carol began her career as a weaver while at the same time creating paintings that presented the viewer with a unique blend of nature and her own particular brand of whimsy.

Carol's painting's can be found hanging throughout Canada, the UK, Japan and the USA. Carol has explored many different themes over the years, eventually concentrating on representing a certain clarity of form, colour and mystery that she absorbed from the world around her.

Carol is survived by her loving husband: Augustus Gianis; son: Daylin (Erika); grandchildren: Maya & Rowan; brother: David (Pat); sister: Heather (Don) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation has taken place through Robert Anderson Funeral Services Inc. and a Celebration of Life is scheduled to take place at the Doug Barnes Cabin on Sunday, July 16, 2023. 


Carol Breen

Beauty in all.
A vision to see. The beauty in all...
Putting it to canvas, winter, spring, summer and fall.
Each colour she chooses, each stroke of her brush.
The vision she sees, comes on a thrust.
The colours, the hues, the patterns, the view;
Each canvas she does is chosen for you.
She created from her heart and gave to us all
beauty in pictures, to hang on our walls,
to sit on our tables or stand in our halls.
A mind full of beauty that needed to be seen.
The beauty she created, was that from my friend, Carol Breen.
Though now she's moved on, her creations
of beauty will always be here.
For all to admire everyday of the year.


For those unable to attend the Celebration of Life in person, the event will be live streamed via Zoom and you can attend using the following information:

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Doug Barnes Cabin
161 Tamarack Way
Fort McMurrray, Alberta, Canada
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Carol Breen

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Carol Breen

1945 - 2023

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