Ardelle Gweneth Bogner

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With deep sense of sorrow and loss, our family announces the passing of our partner, daughter, sister and aunt, Ardelle who passed away on August 5, 2018 at the age of 50 years.

Ardelle is lovingly remembered by her partner Randy, her mother and father Alice and Norm, her sister Sherie (Marshall, Jenn and Brett) and her brother Norm (Kim).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff in the Intensive Care Unit at the University Hospital who cared so much for Ardelle during her time there.

A Celebration of Life for Ardelle will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2:00pm at Lendrum Mennonite Church, 11210 59 Avenue NW, Edmonton.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made in Ardelle’s name to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 17312 – 107 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5S 1E9, https://www.jdrf.ca.

To sign the book of condolences and to share memories please visit www.serenity.ca

 

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Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church

11210 - 59 Avenue Edmonton AB CA

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Rosehill Cemetery - Edmonton

1605 141 Steet SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1A3

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Jorry Johnston

Of sundry relationships formed in a workplace, the one with Ardelle is the only one that endured for me. Almost all from her steady effort, we stayed in touch over the next twenty-plus years: a project, a long conversation, lunch. I’m grateful that she kept the connection.

In an early printed staff bio I mentioned her “spirit.” She embodied, as a first impression, the best of passion, commitment, creativity, work ethic. It was an impression that only strengthened with time, and more so when I learned of the serious health challenges she’d faced all of her adult life. She didn’t want to be defined by them, she said. No self pity. But she certainly taught me about them. I admired and was inspired by her courage living as full a life as she could, and did, in spite of them.

She spoke from time to time, consistently over time, of Randy, of Norm, of her mother, and the others she loved and admired, and she was clearly grateful for the love and support they’d given her, from start to finish.

The loss is irreparable, but the memories remain, and I’m somewhat consoled that my last words, not too long ago, were that it had been good to talk to her and that our plans—a lunch date—remain in the making.

(“…I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure”: Oliver Sacks)

Ross Scott

Ardelle and I were classmates at Harry Ainley and we went on the first trip to Europe during spring break for the school. For me, Ardelle has a special place in my heart because in Amsterdam she probably saved my life. A street train was zooming by and I had my back turned. I was leaning into it’s path and Ardelle grabbed me and pulled me back. I have always remembered her for that alert, heroic deed. Like all things school, travel and life has taken me away from Edmonton. I’m remain eternally grateful and may you find peace in your time of sorrow.

Allan Grant & Brenda Vickers

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time. Ardelle was a wonderful person full of love.
RIP my friend, love Allan & Brenda

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