Posted: March 6th, 2017

Darlene Beatrice Offen, (nee James) cherished wife, mother and grandmother was peacefully called home to be with her Lord on March 1, 2017, at the age of 77 years. As sadness overwhelms us, we are comforted to know her earthly suffering is over. She is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Tom; children, Darin and the mother of his children, Zoe, Gigi and Jody (Penny); adored grandchildren, Kacie, Tionna, Tommy, Chelsey and Hayden; brothers, Terry (Florence) and Steve and sister, Karen (Louis) and their families. She was predeceased by a son, Ken in 2010, son-in-law, Wayne, her parents and brothers, Tom and Bob. Mom was born on February 17, 1940 in Wells, B.C. She spent her childhood years growing up in North Battleford, SK. She met and married Tom Offen in 1961. Their married life began in North Battleford, then Saskatoon, Coronach and Assiniboia, SK. Mom and Dad moved to Medicine Hat in 1996, where they have resided ever since. Mom endured many health challenges throughout the years. She tackled them with strength and a fierce determination. She never gave up, always trying to persevere with her sense of humor. Her deep faith in God the Father and her Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ, empowered her to realize that life was eternal. She is in the loving arms of Jesus now, and in that we take great comfort and encouragement. Nothing was more important to her than family. She gave of herself to her children and grandchildren her entire life. Her absolute favourite times were spent during holidays and gatherings surrounded by those she loved the most. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. As we lay her to rest, we will forever have memories in our hearts of a wonderful woman that taught us so much about giving and faith, about strength and courage. Rest well Mom and enjoy the peace of God that surpasses all understanding! Until we meet again… A Celebration of Darlene’s Life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com) Memorial donations in Darlene’s name may be made directly to Life Outreach International (Life Today), P.O. Box 4000, Langley, B.C., V3A 8J8. Honoured to serve the family is

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455

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