KELA Delani

Posted: September 12th, 2012

DELANI KYE (SPACKMAN) KÉLA was released from her courageous struggle with cancer and transitioned peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2012.

Delani was born in Cardston, AB on September 6, 1956. She is the daughter of Dori D. Woolf Spackman and the late Melvin D. Spackman. Delani attended school in Lethbridge and received her post-secondary education at the University of Lethbridge and the Trinity College of London, England. She was involved in many of the arts and had a passion for drama, music and speech arts. Delani was unique, artistic and highly creative. She was a tolerant, compassionate and understanding individual, always concerned with the needs of others. Delani enjoyed camping, gardening, writing, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her mother Dori, three sisters: Melisa (Dale) and their children, Jerredi (Josh), Teigen (John), Grayden; Lindzi; Shanna (Neal) and one daughter Keelan; one brother, Devin (Shelley) and their children, Darcy, Alexis; one daughter Treayn (Michael) and four grandchildren, Keandra, Mychaela, Morgan, Logan; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Delani was predeceased by her father Melvin, her paternal grandparents Fred and Amy Spackman, and her maternal grandparents Sheldon and Martha Woolf. In accordance with Delani’s wishes cremation will take place and a private family Celebration of Life will occur at a later date. Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd. 703-13 Street North Lethbridge, AB   T1H 2T2 Phone: (403) 382-3601 Fax: (403) 320-1492 Email: Sign guest book:

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  1. Starrlyn says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend, Delani. I am so glad we got to spend some time together the past couple of years, and I will always hold her smile, laughter, stories, thoughts, and memories of our time together in my heart. She was a wonderful person, and I will miss her. My heartfelt sympathy to her family, and I share in your pain and sorrow.

  2. Andrea Black says:

    “A Poem For Del”:

    Us, we grieve on the shore of a blue ocean cool, and on this side of spirit, we view her that was like a mighty fine beauty tall ship with sails soaring white on wind passing and we sadly say, Oh no for there she goes;
    but on the other side of spirit, they see her sails and awesome prow and delight to say Oh yes for here she comes now, for here she comes now,
    and sadness and joy they share her tween, but always on the wind she sails.

    by me, for you, I love you, Del, sail on.
    My deepest sympathies for your family still on this side of spirit; love.

  3. Heather MacDonnell says:

    Another star has been added to the sky. If you look up and see her, her name is Delanie.

    So very saddened to hear of Delanie’s passing. My sympathies to the family. Delanie was a major part of our “golden” lives at University…we had such a great time! I will remember her great wit, her smile, her talent and commitment to her family. Rest in peace Del.


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