ODLUM – Carol Ann

Born on December 1, 1953. Passed away October 18, 2020.

Thank You

ODLUM, Carol Ann 1/12/1953 – 18/10/2020

Rob Odlum with June and Arthur Pearce, Jason, Brett and Daniel together with their families, would like to thank everyone for their flowers, cards, phone calls of support and love for our beautiful Nanny, mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend to all.

Carol was much loved and wonderful Nanny of Keira, Piper , Emily and Flynn .


Carol will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts,

she was a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul

and the world is lesser place without her.



Passed away peacefully at St. Vincent’s Private on the 18th of October 2020 aged 66.

Loved and loving wife of Robert.

Much loved mother and mother in law of Jason and Rebecca, Brett, Daniel and Brooke.

Loved Nanny of Keira, Piper, Emily and Flynn.

Loved daughter of Arthur and June Pearce.

A lifetime of beautiful memories of our happy times together.

To know her was to love her.

She will be sadly missed,

Forever in our hearts




Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service for Mrs. Carol Odlum will be a private funeral, by invitation only.

A service to celebrate Carol’s life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel Moe on Monday (26th October 2020) commencing at 1.30pm.

To view the live stream, click here.
  1. Dear Rob, Jason & families,

    Thinking of you all at this sad time. Condolences from the Gretton family.

    Sandy Gretton October 19, 2020
  2. To rob and family our deepest condolences on the passing of your precious wife ,mother ,and nanna with love and prayers Gus and carol

    Carol Grigarius October 20, 2020
  3. My dearest Robert and boys,
    We are very saddened to hear the news of the passing of your beautiful Wife Carol.
    Our deepest Condolences to all the family – our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love Barbara and Robert Melvin and family

    Barbara Melvin October 20, 2020
  4. To the Odlum and Pearce families, our deepest sympathies and thoughts on the sad loss of Carol. A tough sporting rival but a great friend for over 50 years! Life can be so cruel at times but she’s now resting peacefully. Love and big hugs. Mim and Jon Hall ❤️

    Maree Hall October 20, 2020
  5. To Rob, Jason, Brett and Daniel
    We are very sad to hear of Carol’s passing.
    Our thoughts are with the Odlum and Pearce families.
    Alex and Julie irvine

    Julie irvine October 20, 2020
  6. Mum I will miss u so much , I ‘be no words to say thank u for been so such a mother for me the mother I never had , I wiill always remember the laughters we had the album pictures we shared sad u gone mum but u always will be in my heart and my thoughts much love maize Rest In Peace mum

    Maiza da silva bezerra October 21, 2020
  7. To Rob and Family, so sorry for your loss. From Ron, Faye Mills and Family. Now in South Australia.

    faye mills October 21, 2020
  8. Dear Rob,

    so sad to hear of your loss of Carol, our thoughts are with you and your family. We treasure some very precious memories of our family times together when we lived in Latrobe Valley. Love Robyn, Matthew & Karen (Lister)

    Robyn Ackroyd (Lister) October 21, 2020
  9. To Rob and family. My thoughts are with you all

    Sue Hall (Brown) October 21, 2020
  10. Rob, Daniel, Brett, Jason and family,

    Cousin Carol was a beautiful person and much loved by everyone she touched. My mother, Auntie Dorrie who passed recently, and always talked glowingly about Carol, would keep us informed, as we were growing up about Carol and her incredible sporting feats. Visiting Carol, Rob and the boys in Newborough was another treat as she was an incredibly caring mother and family person. More recently, seeing Carol with Rob on trips to England and her warm beaming smile – it will stay with me forever.
    Love and best wishes
    Phil, Liz and the Carter family

    Philip Carter October 21, 2020
  11. To Rob, Jason, Brett, Daniel & Families

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of dear Carol. A long time friend who will be sadly missed but will remain in our hearts for ever.

    Eleanor & Gynek Zyhajlo.

    Gynek Zyhajlo October 21, 2020
  12. Very Sorry to hear about your loss , a lovely lady, all the best Rob to you and family .
    Alan & Maureen Bishop

    Alan & Maureen Bishop October 22, 2020
  13. To Rob, Jason and Rebecca, Daniel and Brooke, Brett, Keira and Emily, Piper and Flynn, Arthur and June. We are so sorry for the loss of Carol. Our hearts go out to you all at this sad time. She was such a beautiful person. She always had a twinkle in her eyes and a smile on her face. Carol was truely a lady full of love and grace. Sadly missed.

    Christine and Damian Heily October 22, 2020
  14. Words cannot express at how sad we are to hear of the loss of such a beautiful lady. You will be sorely missed Carol. Our thoughts are with you Robert and your family. Love Steve Sue CALDOW and family 💔

    Sue Caldow October 22, 2020
  15. What a wonderful lady Carol will be sadly missed.. At the Newborough Tennis Club the best Junior Girls and lady Champion I came across in over 50 years… Played the game in the true spirit of Tennis…It was a pleasure to have you at our Club….Condolences to Robert and family. Arthur and June Pearce…Also sister Dianne & family…

    Len Rawlings 0413617120 October 22, 2020
  16. Dear Rob and families.
    Our thoughts and sympathies are with you all at this very sad time.
    Our loss is that we never got to know you both further after our brief meeting for the first time as distant relatives.

    Alan & Stella Odlum / BUDERIM Qld October 22, 2020
  17. To Rob and families, thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Peter ,Irene Anderson and family.

    Peter Anderson October 22, 2020
  18. So sorry Rob to hear about your heart breaking news. Sue and I wish you and the boys all the best at this sad time…
    Rob and Sue Vesty

    Rob Vesty October 22, 2020
  19. Rob.our hearts go out to you and your family at this sad time…will catch up soon…your mate Gary and dot downs..

    Gary and dot downs October 22, 2020
  20. To Rob and family, sincere condolences, thinking of you all. Joan &Col Murdoch and family

    Joan Murdoch October 22, 2020
  21. To Rob and family, Arthur and June
    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful wife, mum and daughter,Carol. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Steven and Pieta

    Steven Pawliw October 22, 2020
  22. Dear Rob and family,
    So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Thinking of you and sending my best wishes to you all.

    Richard Polmear October 22, 2020
  23. Sorry to read this sad news, we have known you guys for so many years , sending. Christmas cards every year with news of your goings on. To Oddy & boys and their families we are thinking of you all and sending our love . Di & Jock Eason

    Diane Eason October 23, 2020
  24. Rob and family

    Our heartfelt condolences at this very sad time. May your fond memories of this wonderful lady sustain you until you are again reunited. Rob and Marg Gaulton.

    Rob Gaulton October 23, 2020
  25. To Rob & family, my deepest sympathy at this time. Lots of memories. Stay strong, Geoff Ryan

    Geoff Ryan October 23, 2020
  26. To Rob & Family,

    Memories of Carol go back to when she was a 13 year old. Fifty three years of wonderful friendship watching her progress through life with Rob as a girlfriend, wife, mother & finally grandmother.
    Such a beautiful person with that lovely smile. Will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

    Paul & Virginia McIntyre

    Paul McIntyre October 23, 2020
  27. Thinking of you at this very sad time. .

    Shirlene October 23, 2020
  28. To Rob and family, We were sorry to hear of Carol’s passing away. Carol was a great neighbour, friend and genuinely a lovely person. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sbig, Marion, Mark and Andrea Ciercan

    Marion Ciercan October 23, 2020
  29. To Rob and family our deepest sympathy at this very sad time with the loss of Carol. Great memories of our working times together Rob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Judy and Mick Malady.

    Judy and Mick Malady October 23, 2020
  30. Dear Rob and sons and families and Arthur and June. Since meeting Carol in this last decade, I have known her to be a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother; also a very welcoming hostess and very good golfer. She will be greatly missed and often remembered by all who knew her.
    Sending my condolences,
    Nancy Whiteley

    Nancy Whiteley October 23, 2020
  31. Condolences to the Odlum and Pearce families on the sad passing of Carol. I have always admired her selflessness and bubbly personality in the more than 40 years that I have been a close friend of she and Rob. She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
    Terry Jones

    Terry Jones October 23, 2020
  32. Dear Rob, Jason and family. So sorry to of the loss of your Wife, Mum and Nana. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Rod and Barb Fleming October 24, 2020
  33. To Rob, Jason and families. So sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Wife, Mum and Nana. Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Rod and Barb Fleming October 24, 2020
  34. Condolences to the Odlum and Pearce families on the passing of Carol. She was a lovely lady who always had a smile for you, she will be sadly missed.
    Heather & Peter Stoiljkovic
    (Nee Thomson)

    Heather Stoiljkovic October 24, 2020
  35. Our deepest sympathy to Rob, Jason and family. So sorry to hear the sad news of the loss of your beautiful Wife, Mum and Nana..

    Rod and Barb Fleming October 24, 2020
  36. Our hearts go out to you Rob Jason Brett Daniel June Arthur and all the family
    Carol was a beautiful and very special friend soft giving and always put others before herself
    Carol will live in our heart forever and will live in our hearts forever
    Love Always Kerrie xx and Russell xx

    Kerrie Hoyune October 24, 2020
  37. Dear Rob and Family
    It was with sadness that we heard the news of Carol’s passing. Our love and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Her loving nature will be remembered by all.
    God bless
    Emil and Diane Zyhajlo

    Emil Zyhajlo October 24, 2020
  38. In my teens I played netball against Carol – she played for Newborough, me for Yallourn. I remember her skill, her speed (such long legs), her fairness and of course her radiant smile. Carol married my brother’s good friend, Rob. They met at such a young age; so lovely to know that a long and loving union followed.
    Thinking of Robert, and the boys, and all the extended family as you mourn the loss of Carol – a most memorable, special, and much loved lady.
    Sue McIntyre – Mornington

    Susan McIntyre October 24, 2020
  39. To Rob and family, Arthur and June
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Carol always set the standard of how to conduct oneself no matter what the occasion. Her quirky laugh and smiling face will always be remembered.

    Bill and Julie

    William Roberts October 25, 2020
  40. To Rob and family our most sincere condolences on the sad passing of Carol what a wonderful treasure she was and will be remembered by us always. Our love to you all. Chips and Lorraine.

    John and Lorraine McCafferty October 25, 2020
  41. To Rob and Family,
    Sincere Condolences to you all on the passing of Carol, A loving Wife and Mother and friend to all who
    Knew her. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you
    All our Love from Marilyn and Terry Lindsey.

    Terry Lindsey October 25, 2020
  42. Dear Rob, Jason and Rebecca, Brett, Daniel and Brooke and grandchildren, and June, Arthur and Dianne,
    So sad to hear of the passing of Carol – a beautiful person, always with a happy smile – many happy memories of days on the tennis court – as a partner and a formidable opponent.
    Our sympathy to you all at this very sad time.
    Michael and Elaine Andrijczak and family

    Michael Andrijczak October 25, 2020
  43. Dear Rob, Jason & Bec, Brett, Daniel & Brooke, Keira, Emily, Piper, Flynn, Arthur & June…..Sending lots of prayers & hugs your way on the passing of our sister in law , good friend & golfing member. We shared many memories & happy times together. A wonderful person, sadly missed by all who knew her. The ladies & members at the Yallourn Golf Club.

    Betsy Brown October 25, 2020
  44. I lived next to the Pearce family in Belvedere crt. Condolences to all the families. Carol East (Seear)

    Carol east October 25, 2020
  45. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Condolences to the Odlum on the passing of Carol. She was a lovely lady who always had a smile for you, she will be sadly missed.

    Peter, Nathalie and Kevin

    Peter Moore October 26, 2020
  46. Thinking of you Rob and your family today and always. We only knew Carol for a short time but her smile and happy nature was always a delight . Very lovely memories.

    Julianne and Graham Olrich October 26, 2020
  47. Dear Rob and family,

    So sorry to hear the sad news of Carols passing. Our thoughts are with the Odlum and Pearce families.

    Heather & John Toyne

    Heather Gibson October 26, 2020
  48. Our heart breaks for you all. Our deepest condolences. Nothing takes the pain away but hugging each other tight helps each and every day.
    Big hugs from is all
    Mel, Dale, Levi & Ruby xxx

    Melissa Carson October 26, 2020
  49. Rob and family.
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the sad loss of your beautiful wife Carol. Carol was a beautiful lady and will be so sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you.
    Lorraine and John Backman

    Lorraine Backman October 26, 2020
  50. I have such happy memories of sharing the basketball court, the classroom & then many chatty busy trips with Carol Anne. That beautiful smile, kind & calm disposition, I know she will be greatly missed.
    My sincere condolences to you Robert & family.
    Take good care of each other.
    Love & Kind wishes
    Jeannette Oswald

    Jeannette Hose (Oswald) October 26, 2020
  51. To The Pearce and Odlum family,

    So sorry to hear the sad news of Carols passing. Our thoughts are with you.

    Rav & Irene Bartholomeusz. October 26, 2020
  52. To Rob, Brett, Jason , Daniel and families Mr and Mrs Pearce.
    We are all sadden to hear of your loss, we are thinking of you all at this sad time. She will be sadly missed by you all.
    Love Richard, Dianne, Aaron and Tanya

    Richard and Dianne Zupecki. October 26, 2020
  53. Rob ,Jason ,Brett, Daniel and families,
    Thinking of you at this sad time . Carol was a wonderful woman . You were blessed to be the ones she loved most .Take care of each other and stay strong together.
    Judy and John Elks

    Judith Elks October 26, 2020
  54. Dear Rob, Jason, Brett, Daniel and families,
    Carol was such a beautiful person, she always welcomed me into your home with that irrepressible smile and was like a calm in the storm of you boys around her!
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss way too early.
    All our love and prayers are with you all.

    Paul, Daina, Katie, Daniel and William.

    Paul Zelenewicz October 26, 2020
  55. Dear Bob and family
    Thinking of you at this sad time,our sincere condolences.
    Leon and Lyn Sprake

    Leon sprake October 26, 2020
  56. To rob and family. our sincere condolences on your ltragic lose. carol and rob were good neighbors for a long time. our thoughts are with you all. lillian and allan.

    Allan weadley October 26, 2020
  57. To Rob and Family,
    Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Carol.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    From Tony and the staff at Malady Electrical

    Tony Malady October 26, 2020
  58. Dear Rob and Family, You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of a lovely lady and a beautiful friend to my mum and our family. Aunty Carol we will miss you and I know you and your best friend Liz will be reunited. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. xx

    Tracey Azlin(Reynolds) October 26, 2020
  59. To Rob & family
    Gone too soon. Such a lovely person. Precious memories of past good times
    Pat & Brian Ryan

    Brian Ryan October 26, 2020
  60. Dear Rob & Family,

    Thinking of you all through this very sad time, my deepest condolences for your loss. I will always remember Carol calling out to me and Brett throughout our childhood into adulthood, she will be miss dearly. Lots of Love Kirsty x

    Kirsty Martin October 26, 2020
  61. Rob, such a loss for you and your family. Carol was a person everyone just had to love she was beautiful in every way. Sorry we can’t be with you.

    Cheryl and Alistair Tompkin October 26, 2020
  62. Deepest sympathy to you Rob and family and June and Arthur. A lovely lady gone far too soon. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Joyce and Beth Morgan October 26, 2020
  63. Deepest Sympathies to Brett and family

    Thinking of you all, we pray you find strength and comfort in each other.

    John and Tanja Desouza October 26, 2020
  64. Dear Rob & family, such sad news but I am grateful Carol passed away peacefully. She was such a gentle person but dynamite at tennis and netball. Sad to lose another team member. My condolences to you all. Di Collins (née Oswald)

    Diane Collins October 26, 2020
  65. Sending all our love at this sad time, thinking of you all
    Love Ian and June Magnuson and family xx

    Ian Magnuson October 26, 2020
  66. Dear Brett, Rob, Daniel, Jason and family, thinking of you all during this time. Brett, your mother was definitely one of a kind and loved all of you boys very much. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered for the beautiful person that she was. Lots of love to you all x

    Linda Hardy October 26, 2020
  67. Rob. . .Please know that we watched Carol’s celebration of life service this evening. You and Carol raised a beautiful family. It was wonderful seeing your sons and your grandchildren. We will always remember the last time we saw you and Carol in Budapest. Our visit was short but we will forever cherish our memories of seeing you that evening. We send our love and prayers. May God watch over all of you in the days ahead.

    Scott & Laurnet Spalding October 26, 2020
  68. Such a Lady, I will miss her visits to Pambula Merimbula Golf Club.
    Many happy days golfing and dinners together.
    Sincere Sympathy to all her extended family.
    Treasure the Memories – they are yours to keep.
    The World was a better place with Carol in it
    Love Glenda Graham

    Glenda Graham October 26, 2020
  69. To Odlum’s family
    I’m so sorry for the lost of carol Ann Odlum
    I I’ve no words to say anything I would imagem how all of you feeling
    Right now
    Take care each one of all
    Much love

    Maiza Da silva bezerra October 26, 2020
  70. My sincerest condolences to you all, thinking of you, the grant family

    Sue grant October 26, 2020
  71. Dear Rob and family, Arthur and June,

    Great memories of wonderful days on the tennis court and golf course. Always the lady. Will be very sadly missed.
    Murray and Lyn French.

    Murray French October 26, 2020
  72. Hi Rob, just wanted to say l watched Carol’s service and it was hard to hold back the tears. Your three sons did a wonderful job and your grandchildren excelled. Your words too that were said highlighted the deep love that you both had for each other. Pictures shown of you both as well as other members of the family again highlighted the love that existed in the family. Hope to catch up soon. Regards Mario.

    Mario Gatt October 26, 2020
  73. Dear Rob, Jason, Daniel and Brett, and Uncle Arthur and Aunty June, Dad and I watched the lovely tribute to Carol today in Yinnar. Grandma Carol would be SO proud of those gorgeous grandkids getting up to show their love for her <3 Feeling for you all. Carol was such a special person… to know her was to love her <3 Always been proud of being your flowergirl <3 I wore Nans engagement ring today so she was there with you Carol (you did so much for Nan and she loved you SO!)
    <3 <3 <3 xoxoxoxox

    Leesa Vinall October 26, 2020
  74. Dear Rob and family,
    What a beautiful tribute. We will always remember Carol for her warm smile and friendship , every time we met, whether it was at the many work functions over the years or just running into each other in the supermarket. She would be so proud of you all .
    Love and best wishes ,
    Kathy and Steve Rieniets

    Kathy and Steve Rieniets October 26, 2020
  75. Thinking of you at this sad time.

    Linda Fritz October 27, 2020
  76. Dear Jason,

    I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

    With Love Toula Kontogeorgos Flanagan xx

    Toula Kontogeorgos Flanagan October 31, 2020
  77. To Rob and boys.
    So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a wonderful and cheerful work colleague. May all the wonderful memories of her help you all through this stressful time.
    Jeanette Hall and Shirley Taylor.

    Jeanette Hall November 6, 2020
  78. Very sad to hear of Carol’s passing….such a vibrant person when we were growing up in Newborough…and playing tennis.
    Sincere sympathy to the family.
    Heather O’Brien (Taylor)

    Heather Taylor November 6, 2020
  79. So very sorry to hear this, Robert, you and she were an extraordinary couple, meeting at 11 yrs old (from memory). Taken much too soon. In all our years at schools together, I don’t have a single memory of her ever being bitchy about anyone or to anyone! Great sportswoman, terrific person. I’m sure she left a ton of loving and strong memories for you all, all warmest Robert and family, Kerry Wakefield

    Kerry Wakefield November 9, 2020