COLE, Kendra Leigh

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March 23, 1994 – August 5, 2013

At Foothills Hospital Calgary, with family by her side on Monday, August 5th, 2013 Kendra Leigh Cole passed away in her 19th year.
Beloved daughter of Bruce and Julie Cole(nee Ernewein) and sister to Shane, all of Water Valley Alberta, Granddaughter to George Cole of Port Alberni BC and Bud and Doris Ernewein of Woodstock Ontario; Niece and cousin to family from BC to Ontario.

Kendra was fearless and full of energy, laughter and love. Kendra is Loved by many and our family will forever have a missing link.

” Fortune Favors The Brave ”

A Celebration of life will be held at the Water Valley Community Hall on Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 4:00 pm
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Kendra’s memory may be made directly to Stars Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, AB. T2E 8M7 or

  1. On 09/08/2013 at 4:07 pm Francesca & Marcel Berube Said:

    Julie, Bruce & Shane, it is with great sadness we learn of the loss of your beautiful daughter and sister. No words can heal your pain but please know that there are literally hundreds of people sending you their love, support and prayers. God Bless and hold you in his arms. With love and light, Francesca & Marcel

  2. On 10/08/2013 at 10:34 am KathieLyn Doyle-Ryan Said:

    Dear Julie & Bruce & Shane
    I want to offer you my very deepest sympathies at the loss of your beautiful Kendra. I am so so sorry that you are having to deal with this heartache and sadness..She is now a very Beautiful Angel that will always be with you by your side wherever you are and I am sure you have so many wonderful loving Memories. May they help you in comfort. Julie I am always here if you need to talk..Thinking of you all and sending you lot’s of love and hugs and Prayers. KathieLyn & Family

  3. On 10/08/2013 at 11:04 am Greg Roy Said:

    Bruce, Julie and Shane. Please accept sympathies from Brenda, Myself, Michael and Charlie for the loss of Kendra. Words, no matter how well composed and expressed will bring you little comfort. I do wish you strength and comfort. Greg Roy & Family

  4. On 11/08/2013 at 12:55 pm Bev Bennett Said:

    Bruce and Julie and family. Am so sorry for your loss My thought and prayers are with you

  5. On 11/08/2013 at 3:40 pm Cathy Rowe Townsend Said:

    Im sending love , love and more love. Words are not enough! I pray for strength for all of those affected by Kendra’s passing.

  6. On 11/08/2013 at 7:15 pm Peter and Beverlee VanSickle Said:

    Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your daughter . We are all thinking of you here in Ontario. Our prayers are with you

  7. On 12/08/2013 at 5:40 am Trudie Douglas Said:

    Julie and family – I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Her picture just jumps out of the Woodstock newspaper and I can see she is a wonderful girl! Praying for you and your mom and dad at this difficult time. Trudie (Winspear) Douglas

  8. On 12/08/2013 at 11:44 am Colleen Glennon Said:

    Very sorry to hear about Kendra’s passing. She left an impression with me when she was on stage singing/dancing to Spice Girl songs at the Family Reunion so many years ago. A heartbreaking loss for your family.

  9. On 12/08/2013 at 12:52 pm Anthony Tobias Said:

    Julie, Bruce, & Shane – My thoughts and prayers are with you. The sun never sets on beautiful memories. Beyond the dark clouds of sorrow, may the sun unfold its wings to warm your family with God’s love and light. With heartfelt sympathy.

  10. On 12/08/2013 at 12:52 pm Anita & Brad Said:

    Bruce, Julie & Shane! Our hearts hurt with the news of the loss of your beautiful daughter & sister. May your memories of Kendra hold you tight and fill some of the emptiness in your hearts.
    Heaven has a very special Angel now! Hugs and love from the bottom of our hearts! xoxo

  11. On 13/08/2013 at 6:51 am John and Dalene Jones Said:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy at this most trying time.
    John and Dalene (Cole) Jones

  12. On 13/08/2013 at 2:07 pm Shirley Canfield Said:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. May good memories help you through this difficult time. You are in my prayers and thoughts. With love, Auntie Shirley.

  13. On 14/08/2013 at 10:06 am Harley Dickinson Said:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I so prayed for a different outcome. My heart hurts with yours. I will come to the celebration of her life to be with you. 🙁 Love Harley.

  14. On 14/08/2013 at 1:22 pm Carolyn and Brian Andersen Said:

    To all who loved this beautiful girl;

    We can’t imagine your pain and we know words are inadequate at a time like this but our hearts are with you and we want you to know that we care.

    With love and sorrow,
    Carolyn and Brian Andersen

  15. On 15/08/2013 at 2:03 pm Heather hill Said:

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful Kendra.
    Our hearts go out to you
    Heather and Riley Hill

  16. On 15/08/2013 at 11:44 pm Doreen Nyhus Said:

    My heart aches for you all. My deepest condolances for your loss.

  17. On 16/08/2013 at 8:37 am Roseann & Bill Glennon Said:

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I believe that Kendra’s spirit will always be close-by through everyone’s hearts and memories. Our deepest sympathy.
    Roseann and Bill Glennon Jr.

  18. On 17/08/2013 at 6:19 pm Keith & Susan Cole Said:

    Our sincere condolences for our loss.

  19. On 17/08/2013 at 6:22 pm Craig Lerbekmo Karen Sinclair Said:

    The Hardest Words to Write

    It is with the greatest pain that I received the news about Kendra.

    I had seen her only a couple of days before, and had the most incredible hour chatting about volleyball and social studies on that warm evening; and her plans for SAIT. I always enjoyed giving her access to the gymnasium (I giggled to myself as I made her wait for me a scant few minutes while I cooked my burger when she locked her keys inside!) at the school as I knew she would be doing her best for the children in her charge. I know that it was for quite a few years that she served youth in the summer months, and that was a feather in her cap. Her repeated summers at this must have indicated her love for the task. She was so responsible and trusted and a brilliant role model for her younger workmates who looked up to her. She was very coachable at volleyball and a very attentive student: she listened intently, pen in hand. I sure felt she had the world by the tail.

    I think that a part of the shock and hurt of losing her is that one just gets used to seeing solid dependable constant caring people that make the world a better place; and that is never to be taken for granted. Kendra was one of those people.

    And though I didn’t see her a lot since she left Cremona, I know that I will never forget her generous spirit.

    To Julie, Bruce and Shane, we offer our sincerest condolences.

    Craig and Karen of Cremona

  20. On 21/08/2013 at 5:30 am Ron Scherman Said:

    Bruce, Julie, and Shane
    Sorry to hear the your loss of Kendra. My heart goes out to you and your family through this hard time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless
    Ron Scherman

  21. On 21/08/2013 at 5:33 am Innes Fraser Said:

    Bruce and Julie, I wish to pass along my deepest and heartfelt condolences on Kendra’s untimely passing. I can’t imagine the hole in your hearts. Please let me or any of your extended family in the Calgary Fire Department know if there is anything I/we can do to help you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am truly so sorry. God Bless. Innes Fraser

  22. On 22/08/2013 at 3:43 pm Cary Dick / Leslie Brimacombe Said:

    We are so truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you minute by minute, day by day and in almost all of our conversations. We pray for long term peace within you. Glod bless, we love you.

  23. On 22/08/2013 at 7:28 pm Cary and Pamela Roberts Said:

    Prayers and our deepest sympathy from the Roberts family. I wish I had words to take away the pain and grief. I pray that in time your sadness will fade yet your memories remain vivid until the day you are reunited, in heaven. We send our hugs and prayers…

    Your friend


  24. On 23/08/2013 at 12:08 pm Codyjoe and Kym Mcewen Said:

    prayers and thoughts are with you,Kendra will always be in our hearts. In the end its not the years you lived in your life, Its the life you lived in your years we love you R.I.P

    love Codyjoe and Kym

  25. On 03/09/2013 at 9:29 pm Kristine Reid and Thora Said:

    Bruce and family,
    Your Kendra’s beauty made me think how very much she looks like your mom who was also beautiful inside and out. I know it hurts to breathe right now. Tincture of time will make the pain less sharp. Our prayers are with you.
    Kristine Reid and Thora

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