The Optimists Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carol Ann Gun Munro
Corps: Optimists Alumni, Oakland Crusaders, Etobicoke Lancers
June 19, 1957 — September 15, 2012
At 13 Carol joined the Etobicoke Lancers and started a 40+ year involvement in Drum & Bugle Corps. After Lancers she moved to the Oakland Crusaders where she was a key member of their outstanding drum line. When the Optimists Alumni was formed, Carol joined. She not only played bass drum but also served on our Board of Directors.
Carol was an active member of the Canadian Ski Patrol for 20 years, as well as diehard ARGO fan and season ticket holder. She even had the sweatshirts, the t-shirts and assorted buttons which, of course, she wore to every Argo game.
Carol attended Rosethorn Elementary, Etobicoke Collegiate. She received her Bachelor of Science from Ryerson Polytechnic specializing in Project Management.
Here are a few comments from some of those who knew Carol.
"I recall when the corps performed for the very first time at the DCA Alumni Spectacular, there was a live blog during the performance. The person writing about the performance, as it happened, said that we were watching the best bass drum line in Alumni Drum Corps. Carol was the main reason for that. Her quiet determination to excel became a part of each member of the corps. She will of course be missed but there will always be a little piece of her in everyone who had the pleasure of her company."
"There isn't a person alive who knew her that didn't immediately like her."
"Carol, you are the calmest, easiest going person I ever met, thanks for being a friend."
"What I remember most about you Carol Ann is your passion, compassion and that wonderful smile!"
Carol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We Remember!