Darlene Devlin passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Golden and District Hospital on Wednesday morning, March 9, 2016 at the age of 68. She was born at Kelvington, Saskatchewan on June 19, 1947 and had resided in the Golden area for the past 50 years.
Darlene had a way of making each of us feel special. She was truly one of a kind. We who loved her will miss her dearly. She loved to tease and always had a ready smile and laugh. She was dedicated volunteer canvassing for the Heart and Stoke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society.
There were so many fun times and lots of laughs and stories. She was a very social person and loved visiting and having coffee! Darlene loved the excitement and thrill of Las Vegas. She gambled and enjoyed every minute of it!
Darlene was truly in love with her husband Mike, her daughter Connie and her son, Todd.
She especially loved and doted on her grandchildren and spent as much time as she could with them. Connie and Grant blessed her and Mike with 3 grandchildren, Cash, Capri and Kelby. Todd continued the blessings with two more grandsons, Ty and Vonn.
Darlene also loved her nieces and nephews as little ones and they all felt her love and bonded with her as they grew up and had children of their own.
Darlene faced cancer with courage and grace. She thanked the nurses and doctors each time after caring for her and each family and friend after a visit. Her kindness will be remembered.
Darlene was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Blanche Dahl; her eldest sister, Lenore Erickson and two brothers-in-law, Art Erickson and Don Hiron. She is survived by her husband and best friend, Mike; and children, Connie (Grant) and Todd Devlin, all of Golden, BC; five grandchildren, Cash, Capri, Kelby, Ty and Vonn. Darlene is also survived by sisters, Denise Hiron of Harrogate, BC and Lou Buzzell (Evan) of Golden; brother, Brian (Sharon) Dahl of Edgewater and many nieces, nephews and very dear friends.
Funeral services for Darlene were held from the Golden Pentecostal Church with Pastor Helen Lapka presiding on March 14, 2016.
If friends so desire, donations in memory of Darlene may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent through Darlene`s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.