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Darlene Beyer

Beyer, Darlene

DARLENE PEARL BEYER, beloved wife of the late Kurt Beyer, passed away peacefully with family by her side, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the age of 78 years,

It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of DARLENE PEARL BEYER, beloved wife of the late Kurt Beyer, at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the age of 78 years.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Angela Janiga, Garry (Faye) Beyer and Wanda (Lyle) Foster, grandchildren, Amanda Huehn-Beyer (Ryan Linton), Ryan Knight (Betty Loewen), Christopher Vandette (Heidi Joudrey), Alisha (Shaun) Reil and Sheldon (Danielle) Janiga, great-grandchildren, Dalton, Kiana, Kurtis, Shelby, Daekon, Alexis, Miley, Avery, Jameson, Jake, Autumn and Kai, and sisters, Margarie (Ray) Taggart, Gerri (Lloyd) Elder and Valerie Allen.

Besides her husband, Darlene was predeceased by her parents, Lesslie and Doris Allen, niece, Gwendalyn Taggart and son-in-law, Martin Janiga.

Darlene was born in Coaldale, AB on December 15, 1944. She spent most of her childhood and early adult life there, including meeting the love of her life, Kurt Beyer. Together, they raised their three children in Coaldale, Raymond, then the Crowsnest Pass. Darlene was a hard worker over the years, hoeing sugar beets in the hot sun by hand, bartending in many establishments then working as a cashier at 7-11.

Once her children were grown and had moved on, she explored her interest in working with adults with disabilities. Here Darlene found her true passion and joy, making a difference in the many lives she came to treasure. She loved her work as a CSW1 at SACLA until her retirement.

When Darlene wasn't working, she loved to spend time camping, gardening, dancing, and listening to her many Johnny Reid and Celtic Thunder soundtracks. She enjoyed relaxing in her electric chair, eating her munchies and watching T.V., playing a serious game of cards or visiting on the phone.

Her life was profoundly affected after suddenly losing her husband in 2004. Finding her new normal involved spending more time with and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored.

Although she suffered many health issues, she was resilient and fought hard to the end of her journey. On August 26th, she found her peace. Her family is sure she is now dancing with Kurt to her favourite song, Dance With Me, by Johnny Reid.

She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her love of conversation, caring compassion, and generous and loving nature. She will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the COALDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE, 1217 - 20 Avenue, Coaldale, AB, on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. with Pat Siedlecki officiating.

Darlene will be laid to rest with her beloved husband in the Coaldale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Darlene's memory may be made to charity of your choice.