September 2, 1932 — January 24, 2018
Darlene McKernan (nee Ooley) passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 after a long illness, at the age of 85.
She is survived by her children: Leslie Ann (John) Van De Ligt of Sherwood Park, AB, Robin (Jim) Hominuk of Seattle, WA, Tim McKernan of Niagara Falls, ON, and Lori McKernan of Edmonton, AB; 6 grandchildren, and multiple great-grandchildren; brother Boyd Ooley, and sister Myrna Parish.
Darlene is predeceased by her husband Austin McKernan.
Darlene was known for her quick wit and humor and was an amazing cook in her time. She was also very proud of her Miss Edmonton 1947 status and would make sure that this information was widely shared. A bigger smile you have never seen; she loved oil painting and reading a good book with her dog curled up on her lap. She will be dearly missed.
The family wishes to thank the staff at The Village at Mill Creek (Shannon and Oyama Wings) for the loving care that Darlene (and Austin) received.
At Darlene’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
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