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CARLSON, Marguerite Yvette (nee Briand)

Marguerite Yvette (nee Briand)

February 7, 1942
- March 28, 2009

Marguerite Carlson was born on February 7, 1942 in Drumheller, Alberta, passed away on March 28, 2009 in Kelowna, BC. She was predeceased by her father Jacques, mother Marie and son-in-law Guerino (Woody) DiLello. Marguerite was a loving wife, mother and grandmother; very much missed by her husband Bob, daughter Katherine DiLello, son Robert Jr. and his wife Sandra Lee and their daughter Jesselyn, all residing in Kelowna, and her sisters Rose Marie Briand and Therese Briand living in Calgary, and many relatives in France. Born and raised in Drumheller, Marguerite moved to Calgary after marrying Bob in 1962. During her years in Alberta, she attended Drumheller High School, Hanna Secretarial College, Red Deer College and the University of Alberta (Edmonton). Her working career included positions with Zellers, (Forest Lawn), the Hudson’s Bay (Calgary and Red Deer), Royal Trust (Red Deer), Michener Centre (Red Deer) and the Government of Canada (Edmonton). In 1987 Marguerite moved from Edmonton to join her husband Bob in Atlanta, Georgia, where she took a position at the Lawrenceville library. She retired in 1995 and when Bob retired in 2001, they moved to Kelowna where she resided until her sudden death. marguerite enjoyed the arts, fine wine and travel. Unfortunately her health did not permit her to get out much in her final years. Friends and relatives will be notified of a Celebration of Marguerite’s life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, (4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9).  Condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

ARMSTRONG, Patricia Gayle

Patricia Gayle
Patricia Gale Armstrong lost her battle to MS on April 2, 2009. There will be a Memorial Service April 28 at 2 p.m. in “Our Saviors Lutheran Church”, Hussar, Alberta.  In lieu of cards, please consider a donation to the MS Society in her name. Her family and best friend Donna would like to thank her caregivers at the Bethany Care Centre. “She is free at last.”


September 23, 1921
- April 3, 2009

After a lengthy struggle with diabetes, Mabel Darlene Marshall (nee Foye) passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at the Hanna Health Centre on April 3, 2009 at the age of 87.  Darlene was born September 23, 1921 in Drumheller, Alberta to Edward & Vera Foye.  Darlene, along with her brother Gordon was raised in Drumheller, Willow Creek and the Handhills, where her dad owned and operated coal mines.  Darlene attended school at Georgetown and later completed her grade 12 in Delia.  While growing up she was an avid baseball player playing the position of first base.  After graduating she worked as a telephone operator in Delia where she met the love of her life Ernest Marshall.  They were married on March 19, 1942 in Drumheller where they started their family.  In the spring of 1950 Darlene and Ernie moved to the family farm south of Craigmyle where Ernie took over from his dad.  They farmed until 1975 when they retired and moved to Delia.  Mom loved making spaghetti and meat balls for her family and friends, was a great cook and loved baking bread, cakes and pies.  She was a 4H leader, teaching sewing to the younger generation in the 60’s, along with Pauline Friedley & Doreen Richardson.  She was a beautiful seamstress, was always taking sewing courses & made beautiful clothes for her family.  She knitted, crocheted, canned fruit and vegetables, did macramé and sewed many beautiful quilts.  She won many ribbons at the fall fairs for her achievements and was very proud of her displays.  She loved camping, gardening, playing cards, golfing, and keeping busy at the Seniors Circle with her many Delia friends.  Mom and dad traveled to Hawaii, Alaska, England & many trips out to the west coast visiting relatives.  She also traveled to Europe with a friend & her sister-in-law Lily.   Mom worked at the Hanna Hospital as a hospital assistant from 1972 to 1986.  Her greatest pride came from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and lived life to the fullest, never wasting any of her precious time.  In 2005 mom and dad moved to the Hanna Lodge, and later in 2008 mom moved to the nursing home because of ill health. Mom is survived by her daughter Wendy Hannah (Jerry), 4 sons, Reg (Bernice), Ken (Linda), Terry (Rose) and Murray (Barb), 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; as well as 2 sisters-in-law, Betty Foye and Gladys Lewis; 1 brother-in-law Albert Marshall and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband   Ernie in 2005, brother Gordon and a      daughter Penny.  She was a terrific wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  We miss you dearly and you are forever in our hearts.  
Funeral Services were held at the Delia United Church on April 7 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Stiles officiating.  Interment followed at the Delia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delia Seniors Circle, Box 151, Delia, Alberta T0J 0W0 or charity of choice.  Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Hanna entrusted with arrangements. 403-854-2758                                                    14c