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Carol (Rix) Sadoroszney

Carol Sadoroszney

Carol Ann Rix was born December 24, 1944 to Jack and Joy (Law) Rix in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. She grew up on a farm outside of Wetaskiwin in the Bear’s Hill area. On the farm there was a lot of work to go around for her and her six siblings. Her sisters were in the house helping with cooking, cleaning, canning, and laundry. Along with her three brothers, Carol helped with milking the cows, feeding the livestock, combining, and haying. Carol always liked the outside work more than the inside work. On the farm, they had a large vegetable garden as well as rows and rows of raspberries. The whole family had to help pick the berries; Carol’s father made sure the children sang loudly while they picked so he knew they were not eating any of the berries. Although there was a lot of hard work to be done, it was also a lot of fun. Carol has fond memories of waxing the floor by having one child sit on a big blanket and be dragged around by another.

Growing up Carol attended a number of different schools. Carol and her siblings first attended Bear’s Hill school, directly across the road from their farm. It was one room with one teacher for nine grades. Carol attended this school until grade two; she then attended the Camp Centre, an old army barracks, in Wetaskiwin for grades three and four. For grades five to nine, Carol attended Clear Vista school in Wetaskiwin. Carol finished off her schooling at Wetaskiwin Composite High School. Throughout her years of schooling, Carol was involved with the 4H beef club and 4H sewing club, and was on the school's volleyball, curling, and cheerleading teams. She also sang in the choir at school and at church and taught Sunday school. Carol’s curling team curled in the Northern Alberta High School Championship in 1963.

Carol later moved to Edmonton. She met her husband Gary Sadoroszney while they both worked at the Army and Navy store. It was love at first sight and they were married a year later on August 21, 1965. They had their first daughter, Audra, on December 22, 1966 and their second daughter, Jodi, on October 14, 1968. Most of their free time was spent fishing, camping, boating, and waterskiing. Carol and her family moved a total of 28 times, living in various places across Canada due to Gary’s work transfers. Those 28 moves took the family to Edmonton, Estevan, Victoria, Surrey, and Weyburn. While living in Weyburn, Carol and her husband spent a lot of time curling - Carol more so than Gary. Moving around allowed Carol to meet the most amazing friends and see beautiful areas of Canada. Though Carol originally aspired to become a registered nurse and did begin the schooling, this path was just not feasible with the frequent moves. Instead, Carol took some business courses at Reeves Business College and graduated from secretarial school in 1975.

Moving frequently, Carol had a number of jobs over the years. She has worked in administration for PCL, Gordon’s Construction, D & R Equipment, Dean’s Diesel, the Town of Calmar and the Town of Millet. While living in Surrey, BC, Carol and her husband owned a meat shop. Carol and her husband eventually moved to Millet permanently in 1988 and she is now a councillor for the Town of Millet. After returning to Millet, Carol and her husband Gary opened Ebb’s Meats.

Between working and raising a family, Carol still found time to be a devoted volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, a vice chair for the Wetaskiwin and Area Lodge Association, and a kitchen assistant and board member for Faith Bible camp. She is a member of the Mission Church in Wetaskiwin, and was a board member of the Agricultural Society for many years. In Millet, Carol has been a member of Millet in Bloom for over 20 years; she is now chair of the organization. She works tirelessly to keep Millet’s parks and gardens in tip-top shape! With her involvement, Millet has won in numerous Communities in Bloom categories, both provincially and nationally. Most recently, Millet won the Class of Champions (Medium) category for 2017. She is also the vice chair for Millet Tourism. She is a committee member for regionalization, land use bylaw, cemetery, and emergency services, as well as an alternate on many committees. Carol also acts as the Millet representative for the Joint Economic Development Initiative Annual General Meeting.  

Elected to Millet’s town council in 2013, Carol has worked hard to promote Millet. She is passionate about doing more for our citizens, especially seniors and children, and is the representative for the Millet Council at the Senior’s meetings. She strives to bring more activities, entertainment, and business to Millet’s residents.