Darlene Irma (Bunn) GoehringJuly 7, 1951 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 65)
Darlene Goehring of Lacombe County passed away June 17 2017 with her 3 daughters and younger brother by her side. She showed immense strength and courage during her battle with cancer. Her family is heartbroken but also comforted knowing that because of her presence, heaven is now a little more fun.
Darlene is survived by her three daughters Rhonda, Robin(Del), Shannon(Rico), four grandchildren Morgan, Mason, Charlee and Carmen, her Mother Irma and three siblings Lorne(Flo), Ellen(George), Kelly(Lesley), seven nephews and nieces Reeve(Lindsay), Jordan, Kyle(Taylor), Sellek (Adele), Colton, Tenelle, and Mylenka, brother-in-law Lawrence Paull, and very enduring friend Ron Goehring.
Darlene was predeceased by her dad Ron Bunn and her spouse Ed Paull.
Darlene was a very gifted lady. She had many accomplishments over the years but nothing made her more proud than her family. She built up her own business Speedy Recoveries while holding a seat on the Bentley Town Council. However most remember Darlene from when she was running the Monkey Top Saloon. Darlene put the Monkey on the map and it remained one of her favourite places. After Darlene and Ed sold the Monkey Top in 2007, she took on the role of opening manager of the Eagle River Casino in Whitecourt, AB. After 8 months in this position Darlene had to quit as Ed fell ill. She was always caring for others and put them before herself. When Ed passed in 2010 Darlene's course changed, one thing that didn't was her resilience. She then took a totally different position as a Psychiatric Aide at Centennial Center for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka. She continued to share her gift of lifting people up and helping those in need. Darlene never took a coffee break without taking everyone's Tim Horton's order first.
She was a one of a kind and her generosity and sense of humour was loved by all who met her. Hearts will remain warmed by her memory forever.
It's not "Good-bye", it's "See you later"
There will be an informal celebration of Darlene's life at the Monkey Top Saloon on Saturday, June 24 2017 at 1:00 pm. Everyone welcome, please bring your stories and your smiles. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Rundle House unit of the Centennial Center for Mental Health and Brain Injury.