Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus on Sunday evening, March 11th, 2018; Carol Ann Valin of Ottawa passed away following a lengthy illness. She was 71. A kind and gentle soul, she took joy from the simple things in life despite the many challenges she faced. Beloved daughter of the late Helen and Gordon Wrightsell. Dear mother of James and Bryan (Krista). Loved sister of Tom (Lois) Wrightsell, Marilyn Wrightsell, Cheryl Wrightsell (Michael Manion), Darlene Borden (Greg) and Susan Wrightsell. Predeceased by a sister, Roberta. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Monday, March 19th from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and where a Tribute to Carol will take place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior. In memoriam donations to the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario – Ottawa Chapter c/o ROMHC, 3328-1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4 would be appreciated.