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The service was recorded as is available to view here.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Natalie “Darlene” Heffley, age 69, on Monday, June 26, 2023 at the Cypress Regional Hospital, Swift Current, SK with family by her side.
Natalie Darlene Heffley was born May 23, 1954 to John & Alvina Bender in Herbert, SK. Darlene grew up in the Flowing Well District, SK and attended Zion Lutheran Church. She received her education at the Morse School, Morse, SK.
Darlene married Wayne Heffley on August 17, 1974 and they made their home in Swift Current.
Darlene enjoyed nature, especially her garden and flowers, and watching the phases of the moon and stars. She took great joy in a full moon and enjoyed seeing it most, it would’ve made her happy to know that there is a full moon the day of her funeral.
Darlene was very supportive of Wayne and her church family. She was an incredible resource if you needed the date for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events.
Natalie Darlene will be truly missed. We would like to thank all those who supported Darlene in her last days.
Darlene was predeceased by her parents, John (1984) & Alvina (2009) Bender; her parents-in-law, Alex (1993) & Olga (1978) Heffley; and by numerous uncles and aunts.
Darlene is survived by her husband of 48 years, Wayne Heffley; her sisters and their families, Sandra (Garry) Spate and their children, Pamela (Bill) Cloutier and Dawn (Darren) Maser, Roseanne (Gerry) Deschamps and their children, Michelle (Craig) Eaket and Derek (Erin) Deschamps, and Glenda (Ken) Carleton and their children, Nicole Carleton and Reagan (Richard) Helfrich; her sisters-in-law, Cheryl (Harvey) Nakonechny and Marlene (Neil) LaBorde and their children, Aaron (Shandie) LaBorde, Kari LaBorde (Jordy), and Chris LaBorde; and by numerous great-nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service for Natalie “Darlene” Heffley was held on Monday, July 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm from Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Swift Current, SK with Rev. Travis Heide officiating. “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and “Beautiful Savior” were sung by the congregation, with Arlie Neufeld serving as organist. The soloists were Morgan Cote, Bethany Schultz, Travis Heide, and Jamie Budd. Special music was “Softly and Tenderly” and “Consider How the Birds Above.” The ushers in the church were Ron Kaiser, Glen Miller, and Rudy Holland.
The service was recorded and will be posted as soon as possible, the service bulletin is available to view below.
The Interment Service was held following the Funeral Service from Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK with Garry Spate, Gerry Deschamps, Ken Carleton, Harvey Nakonechny, Neil LaBorde, and Chris LaBorde serving as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Darlene’s nieces and nephews.
In memory of Darlene Heffley, donations made to the Mt. Calvary Memorial Fund and the Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation would be appreciated by the family
Dr. Noble Irwin Healthcare Foundation Inc.
2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current SK S9H 0X6
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
101 3 Avenue SE, Swift Current SK S9H 3K3