Carla Marie Quartly (nee Wells), 76, of Spruce Grove, AB, passed away on November 12, 2020, after a short, but courageous battle with liver cancer. On August 29, 1964, she married the love of her life, Darrold Edwin Quartly in Innisfail, Alberta.
Carla was a force of nature and anyone who knew her felt her never-ending zest for life. It has been said that Carla added colour to any room she entered. Carla loved spending her time with family and friends as well as donating it for worthwhile causes. Visiting shut-ins, baking and delivering hundreds of cookies during cookie walks, cooking and serving food for church functions, as well as knitting endless amounts of mittens and toques for the less fortunate. Carla had a great love of curling. Carla and Darrold attended many curling championships both at home and in other parts of the country. Carla was Emma’s biggest dance fan. She never missed a competition in all Emma’s 15 years of dance.
Carla was predeceased by her parents: Thomas and Mary Wells; her brother Merle Wells; her parents-in-law, Sydney and Myrtle Quartly. In addition to her husband, left to mourn her loss, 3 children: Terrill (Jeff) LaCoste; Tanya Quartly; Darcy (Shantel) Quartly; 5 grandchildren: Logan LaCoste (Jocelyn); Noah LaCoste; Emma LaCoste; Sydney Quartly-Waddell; Samuel Quartly-Waddell. 3 great grandchildren: Jaylene, Ella, and Nova LaCoste; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and many, many dear friends.
Her request for no funeral will be honoured, and instead there will be an informal family service. After cremation she will be interred in the Inga Cemetery. The family is planning to host a Celebration of Life, sometime in the Spring, for those many people who wish to pay their last respects.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Carla’s memory, may be made to the Light Up Your Life Society, in Stony Plain www.lightupyourlifesociety.org (to donate online)
4405 South Park Drive, Stony Plain, AB, T7Z 2M7 780-962-8503
The family’s deepest gratitude goes out to the wonderful people at The Cross Cancer Institute and The Palliative Care Unit at Westview Health Centre in Stony Plain.
Serenity Funeral Service Spruce Grove (780) 962-2749