SALAMON, Marlene

Posted: November 14th, 2016

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June 4, 1948 – November 7, 2016

It is with great sadness that we say good bye to a wonderful woman: Marlene Ann Salamon of Lethbridge. Marlene passed away days following a heart attack, on November 7, 2016 at the age of 68 years. Marlene bravely battled a lengthy journey with ongoing health problems. She was a terrific mother, grandmother, sister, auntie and friend. Her family was grateful to be able to say their goodbyes, and be there by her side in her peaceful, final moments. Marlene was born in Lethbridge, AB on June 4, 1948. She grew up with her parents and siblings in Northern AB, eventually got married and took on the challenges of homemaker and farm wife. Marlene also was a business woman and entrepreneur. She was a florist and owned her own flower shop for many years. She eventually found herself back in Lethbridge through the years, and there, spent the last moments of her life. Marlene was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. We will remember her as a great listener, honest, hardworking, positive, strong willed woman who touched the hearts of everyone who were fortunate enough to know her. Marlene’s favorite past times were: gardening, baking, crocheting, visiting over coffee, playing cards, and of course, spending countless hours in her beautiful flower gardens. Marlene loved traditions and family get togethers. She welcomed all that came into her home; her door was always open. Marlene was happiest spending time with her grandchildren, which were her most favorite times of the day. Marlene is survived by her five daughters: Nanci Salamon, Karin (Mike) Ewashen, Jenifer (Salvador) Konopelka, Christine (Aaron) Babiak and Kathryn (Scooter) Rollack. She will always live on in the hearts of her grandchildren: Tony (Katie), Emma, Ashlyn, Megan, Austin, Kylie and Carter. Marlene is also survived by her siblings: Irene Cohrs, Emily Thomas, Gerri Kwaznitza, Rudy Salamon, Alice Hargreaves, Darlene Emard, Leona Levins and Marg Kudeba; as well as many nieces and nephews. Her furry friend, Chloe, will also miss her dearly. Marlene is pre-deceased by her late husband Alexander Konopelka, parents Mary and John Salamon, brother John Salamon, infant brother Andrew Salamon, and grandchildren Cadence and Casey Rollack. Marlene will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Special thanks to the staff of Lethbridge Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Health Centre for their ongoing medical and loving support throughout the years. Marlene has truly inspired all of us. She was such a positive, strong willed woman who touched the hearts of everyone who were fortunate enough to know her. She made the most of every good day; even the bad days were good days to her. A happy, beautiful person inside and out. May you rest easy in heaven; you truly deserve it. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4th Street South, Lethbridge, AB.

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