Carolyn's Fund was established in 2012 to honour the lives of three important people in Carolyn Smedley's life.
An outstanding zest for life marked these three special individuals: her parents, Edythe and Michael, and her husband, Peter. Bright, capable people of boundless good humour, robust attitudes, strong personal integrity, and a great love of and appreciation for life around them, Carolyn felt blessed indeed to have had such people in her life and wanted to honour them by establishing this fund.
All of them had a strong social spirit, the sense that there is always something you can and should do to contribute to those around you. By establishing this fund through the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia, it enabled Carolyn to present a way that she, as an ordinary individual, could, over-time, build up a fund to assist various community initiatives in the long term. In so doing, she is keeping faith with these much-loved relatives and, in naming areas she would like her fund to support, it became clear that the following reflect the values of these three people – nature, literacy, and heritage.