Darlene Lund

Died: Tue., Nov. 20, 2012


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Nov. 24, 2012


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With overwhelming sadness mixed with relief, Darlene’s family wish to advise her long battle with cancer ended approximately 8:20 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, in the Radville Hospital with her family by her side. She had exceptionally compassionate palliative care since Saturday night October 27. She will be hugely missed by her family as well as an extraordinary number of friends. Darlene was predeceased by her husband Clifton, her father and mother Harold and Mae Ness, her twin brother Delmar, her brothers Clarence and Howard, her sister-in-law Emilie Ness and one brother who died in infancy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ole and Ethel Lund; her brothers-in-law Obert Lund and Jim Franklin; as well as Norman Petersen a long-time friend of Clifton and Darlene’s.

Darlene is survived by three children: Cindy (Blaine) Lohse; Louanne (Rod) Richards; Dean (Val Pickering) Lund; eight grand children: Carey (Kenda) Lohse; Tyrell (Chrissy Mack) Lohse; Michelle (Devon Julian) Woitas; Spencer and Chad Woitas; Colton, Brooklyn, Jasmine Lund; four great-grand children: Raina and Rhett Lohse; Kadence Lohse and Dylan Mack; very special friend Ervin Field; one brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Clara Ness; sister-in-law, Inez Lund, and  sister-in-law, Vernice Franklin (who was more like a sister) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Muriel Darlene Ness and her twin brother Murnal Delmar were born April 3, 1937 in Radville, SK at the Hilda Beckwell Midwife residence. She was baptized July 4, 1937. She attended Tree Lake School through to grade 10, taking grade 9 and 10 by correspondence, and grades 11 and 12 in Lake Alma.  She also took a commercial office course in Estevan.  In July 1955, she was employed at SaskPower in Regina. She married Clifton Lund August 11, 1956 in Lake Alma.  They soon relocated from Regina to Weyburn where she continued to work for SaskPower at the Weyburn Airport Training Center.  Initially they lived at the Weyburn Airport, and then in a second-floor suite in downtown Weyburn before purchasing a home on South Hill in Weyburn. On Oct 31, 1958 Cindy was born in Weyburn. Darlene returned to work shortly thereafter and continued at SaskPower for four and a half years. They then purchased Tom Mortensen’s farm south of Lake Alma. Cliff always said “if I hadn’t taken her to the farm, she would probably be running SaskPower by now”.  Louanne was born November 21, 1964 and Dean was born March 21, 1967, both in Weyburn. (Darlene referred to Dean as her Centennial Project). During this time Darlene worked in the bar in Lake Alma, drove school bus, was a kindergarten teacher’s aide and Village Clerk (sometimes all in the same day).  At the age of 46, she took a two-year local government correspondence course; then she spent several years training at the RM office until she became the RM Administrator in 1990. Darlene believed in community involvement. She served as a School Board Trustee from 1968-1981; ten of those years she held the Chairman position. She was on the Golden Heritage Board, she belonged to the Royal Purple holding various Executive positions; and she was actively involved in organizing and publishing the original Settlers of the Hills history book. She typed, edited and published a biography for her Aunt Inga McCoy “As I Remember”. She enjoyed curling, the Red Hatters, and the Tim Horton Coffee Circle with Ervin Field.

A Service of Remembrance for Darlene was held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Zion Lutheran Church, Weyburn, SK with Pastor Martin Olson, officiating. A Private Family Interment was held at Saron Cemetery, Lake Alma, SK.

For family and friends so wishing donations in memory of Darlene may be made to the Radville & District Health Centre Foundation, Box 310, Radville, SK S0C 2G0

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Bob Mattson
   Posted Thu November 22, 2012
My Condolences to the Lund Family

Susie Ross
   Posted Thu November 22, 2012
To Darlene's family,

I hope to be with you on Saturday weather and roads permitting but know that I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers as you say good-bye to your wonderful and courageous mother.

Bill & Bev Tatarliov
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
To the Lund family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom was a great lady!!!
Bill and Bev Tatarliov

Jim and Eileen Bouchard
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
Darlene was dedicated to making the world around her a better place to live. All who knew her admired and loved her. She will be missed but she will always live on in our memories and in the good things she did in the communities she lived in.


Clare and Ida Offet
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
Sincere Sympathy to you all at this very sad time. Your mom was a great lady and very good friend and will be missed by us all. She fought a good fight but even they have to end. Her suffering is over and may pleasant memories keep her ever near.

Marnie Gruber
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
My condolences to Darlene's family. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

Gloria Hunstad
   Posted Fri November 23, 2012
Cindy, Louanne, Dean and families. My sincere condolences to all of you. Your mom was a neat lady and you could always have a great conversation with her. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with you at this time.

Rick and Suzanne Brown
   Posted Sat November 24, 2012
Sincere sympathy to the Lund families. Darlene was a very special lady and will long be remembered.

Tammie (Wick) Hardy
   Posted Sat November 24, 2012
To Darlene's family, my deepest sympathy at her passing. A lovely lady, always with a smile, may she rest in peace after her long battle. Take care.

Ingrid Bjork
   Posted Mon November 26, 2012
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your mom. I had the pleasure of working with her on the Radville Housing Board for the last 15 of her 29 years of service. Through all of her illness, and suffering, she did not complain and always was so positive. I admire her for that. I am sure she is now in heaven singing with the angels. No one can take all of the beautiful memories away! May she rest in peace. Ingrid.

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