377. Honouring a Very Special Person! Carole Ann Holbeck, 1943 -2019

On the 22nd January 2021 I would have been celebrating with my wife our 55th Wedding Anniversary. However the Lord took her home to Himself on the 31st October 2019, but not before we had enjoyed over 50 years of a rich and exciting life and ministry together in Him. Many were the blessings over those years especially His gifts of children and grand-children. Included among those blessings were loyal and loving family and friends who have been so understanding and kind to me since Carole exited this life.

She was a very special person who had the ability in Christ to make everyone she met, feel they were special people too. The world was made richer for her presence in this world for almost 77 years, and now is much poorer because of her absence.

As I compiled this brief montage of photos I was reminded afresh of the Very Special Person she was [and is now with the Lord] and of the tremendous privilege I had as an ordinary human being in being able to love her and to be loved by her. The photos I compiled show Carole as a schoolgirl with her parents Carl and Eileen Tapsell when I first met her. Then a photo as she was about to leave home to marry me! Then Carole as Mrs Carole Holbeck immediately after our wedding at All Saints church Booval, Qld. Then a selfie photo as we rested while touring the Hunter Valley Gardens at Pokolbin perhaps a year or so before cancer struck its final blow on her mortal body. Greatly admired, respected and loved! AND OH SO DEEPLY DEEPLY MISSED! Still in awe of this Very Special Person, Jim

Carole just before leaving her home to be driven to the church to marry me!

About Jim Holbeck

Once an Industrial Chemist working for the Queensland Government but later an Anglican minister in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. Last position for eighteen years before retirement in 2006 was as the Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney.
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