It is with broken hearts that we, the family of Darlene Margaret Wardman, beloved wife of John, announce her passing at St. Joseph’s Home - Carmel Hospice on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the age of 78 years. Along with John, Darlene leaves to cherish her memory her children, Vicky (Paul) Proffitt, Wendy (Albert) Bosch, Richard Wardman and Cheryl (Leroy) Yanke; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special niece, Julie (Mark) Coraini as well as her sisters-in-law, Linda Hirsekorn and Joan (David) Lawrence. Darlene was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Lorena Byers and her parents-in-law, Tom and Emma Wardman. Darlene was born, raised and educated in Medicine Hat. She married John Wardman on April 7, 1961, in Winnipeg, Manitoba and they moved back to Medicine Hat in 1961. Darlene was involved with the live music club and enjoyed camping, crocheting, playing darts and doing crossword puzzles.The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on 5 West and 4 West at MHRH, Tom Baker Centre, Foothills Hospital and St. Joseph’s Home for all the care they provided to Darlene through her illness. A Come & Go Celebration will be held at Whiskey Creek Pub, 937 - 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, September 14, 2018, starting at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre c/o MH & District Health Foundation, 666 - 5 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 4H6; Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, #340A Maple Avenue S.E., Medicine Hat, AB., T1A 7L5 or to the Canadian Liver Foundation, Suite 309, 1010 - 1 Avenue N.E., Calgary AB., T2E 7W7.
John, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Darlene. What a dear lady! May all the good memories (and your special gift of music) sustain you during the difficult days ahead. Sometimes the music is hardest to maintain during grief, but for me it's also been a saving grace once I was able to move on. How hard it is to lose a spouse!!