MacAlpine, Colleen Lynn

Colleen MacAlpine passed away peacefully in Edmonton, Alberta on August 5, 2022, in her 68th year.  In her early adult years, she worked in Christian education for the Presbyterian Church of Canada in Manitoba and Ontario. She and her husband, Neil, partnered for 40 years in raising their two children Nathan and Jeannine. They took great pleasure in creating her raku fired pottery and wildlife sculptures.  She enjoyed being a member of the community of the Devon United Church.  She was an active member of the Devon Pottery Guild and served on their executive. Colleen was a skilled potter, artist and educator. Her gift for music and art was shared with her children and family.   She was a teacher’s aide for Robina Baker School, Devon. Colleen was passionate about fishing, being on the lake and being outdoors in nature. Jeannine and Nathan and the rest of the Carswell/Gate clan will remember well her yelling: “I got one!”.  Walleye everywhere were fair game but her favourite place to cast a rod was Lake of the Woods, Kenora, Ontario.  Her love of the lake and spending time with family was shared and greatly appreciated by her children.  She was an avid fan of CFL football and her grandsons’ hockey and basketball teams.  Colleen was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Anne Carswell, brother Donald, sister Marie and grandson Liam.  She is survived by her spouse Neil, her children Jeannine (Kyle) and Nathan (Anthony).  She is also survived by grandsons Benjamin and Aedan and sisters Cecile (Dan), Mona, Sandy (Kinu).

The family will hold a celebration of life in Kenora Ontario on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 from 1:30-3:30 PM at The Muse-Douglas Family Art Centre, 224 / 300 Main Street South, Kenora in the One Gallery (upper gallery). The family ask’s for no flower donations.

Serenity Funeral Service Leduc 780.980.3688

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Peter & Karen Dzikowski

Collen was a wonderful person who we will greatly miss.
Peter & Karen

Dale and Gloria Mabbott

Neil and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Her smiling face will be missed.

Doug & Isabelle. Southam

Our deepest sympathy to Neil and family at this sad time. May happy memories help to overcome these sad times.

Jennifer Alcock

My deepest condolences ❤️ My boys and I were very lucky to have known her. I will miss her charisma and her love of family. We will forever remember and cherish our visit with you and Neil and experiencing your hospitality and kindness. I still have one of your art creations hanging on my wall. Love you Colleen, Neil and family. God bless ❤️

Beverly Matthews

Deepest sympathy Neil and family. Colleen was one of a kind. I’ll miss our get togethers and chats. She was a good friend.

Terrie-Lee Hamilton

Neil, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It was wonderful sharing Ewart escapades a couple years ago. With Colleen there were still many more to tell.

Susan and Malcolm Clarke

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Neil. Colleen will be greatly missed. She was quite the spark.

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