HUPKES, Maureen Dawn

December 1, 1952 – December 9, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Maureen Dawn Hupkes on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta, at the age of 68.

Maureen was born in Calgary, Alberta and lived for many years in Cochrane, Alberta. She really enjoyed going for drives and having visits with family members. She loved Christmas, especially looking at all the beautiful Christmas lights in town. She also enjoyed all kinds of animals, especially farm animals. She was a loving wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. We will miss her.

Maureen is survived by her husband, Gerrit Hupkes; children, Maria (Joel) Delamarre, Lisa Hupkes, Peter Hupkes; grandchildren, Brandon, Isabella, Stacy; great-grandchildren, Kingsley, and Bentley; sister, Shawna and (Dave) Mummert; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles Hupkes, Dina (Don) Kreller, Henry (Margaret) Hupkes; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Maureen was predeceased by her parents, William and Fern O’Neil, mother and father-in-law, Mary and Henry Hupkes; and sister-in-law, Bertha Van Nes.

A Celebration of Maureen’s Life was held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. For a limited time you may view the service at:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whispering Pines Bible Camp –

The family would like to welcome extended family and friends to visit after Covid ends to share stories about Maureen.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On 12/12/2020 at 3:45 pm DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    So sorry to hear about Maureen, to Garrett and family remember the special times,May you find comfort in knowing she loved you all ,and enjoyed the simpler things of life ,as you say she loved this time of the year.

  2. On 12/12/2020 at 6:19 pm Cathy Myra Said:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Maureen. She always had a smile and said hello. Special lady. Remember the good times.

  3. On 12/12/2020 at 6:44 pm Sara Romanchuk Said:

    I am still at a loss for words. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you always cherish the memories. She was an awesome lady and will be missed dearly. Sending you strength, my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies. If you need anything even if just to talk please let me know

  4. On 12/12/2020 at 6:51 pm Mo Wuthrich Said:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories give you warmth and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    To Gerrit, Lisa, and Stacy I am sending special hugs for you all.

  5. On 12/12/2020 at 6:51 pm Carolyn Clow Said:

    Sometimes its hard not to wish for one more day, one more word,one more chance to say good-bye but you should be assured, that you were a joy to your mom every day of your life and she was immensely proud of you. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

  6. On 12/12/2020 at 7:15 pm Marcel and Irene Heim Said:

    We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your mother/wife will rest in peace.

  7. On 12/12/2020 at 7:25 pm Nick & Linda Colgan Said:

    Our condolences to the Hupkes family. So sorry to hear
    of your great loss. May the God of all comfort wrap His ever loving arms around you
    all & grant you strength & peace during this difficult time. We will be
    remembering you all in prayer.

  8. On 12/12/2020 at 7:38 pm Glenna Houston Said:

    I was sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. But I am also excited for her as she gets to see Jesus face to face! I will be praying for the family as you go through the mourning times. Keep your eyes on the Great Shepherd who walks with each of you in your sorrow. ❤️❤️❤️♥️

  9. On 12/12/2020 at 8:08 pm John & Pat Burman Said:

    So sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. Our loving thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Heaven is a little bit closer for you now that Maureen is there. Many blessings on you all.

  10. On 12/12/2020 at 10:26 pm Julie Riddoch Said:

    sending condolences to you all during these days and prayers as you celebrate Maureen’s life

  11. On 12/12/2020 at 10:45 pm Cheryl V Said:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. She loved you all so very much Joel and Maria, Brandon and Isabella, she was always close by whatever your adventures were
    Take comfort in her love and commitment and remember all the good times.

  12. On 12/12/2020 at 11:36 pm Kathy Fenton Said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Maureen was a beautiful sole that always gave every part of her to family and friends. Her memory will definitely live on in all of us. Big hugs to all of you.

  13. On 12/12/2020 at 11:46 pm Julia Said:

    Sending much love and hugs to you all. She was a great lady. I am so sorry for your loss and will cherish my memories of her.

  14. On 13/12/2020 at 11:01 am Wally and Denise Vos Said:

    With heartfelt condolences to you and your family May you find comfort peace and hope at this time Life is eternal

  15. On 13/12/2020 at 11:41 am Bella Said:

    My sincerest condolences to you Gerrit, Peter, Lisa and family.

  16. On 13/12/2020 at 2:04 pm Betty & Denis Goodsell Said:

    To Garret and to all the Hupkus family we extend our deepest sympathies on the passing of Maureen. She was one of the first people I met when we first came to Cochrane many years ago and she never failed to remember me when we met. I think she was like that with so many people. She will be missed.

  17. On 13/12/2020 at 2:30 pm Wayne Dolen Said:

    Heartfelt condolences. May God bless her and all of you.

  18. On 13/12/2020 at 7:44 pm Linda Dolen Said:

    My deepest and heart felt sympathy to you all in this time of great sadness. Maureen will be sadly missed by all that loved and knew her. You are all in my heart and prayers, may you find comfort in the love that you shared and the memories you made together. She won’t be so far away she lives forever in all your hearts
    Again I am so sorry for your loss.
    Linda dolen

  19. On 14/12/2020 at 9:58 am Joe and Julie Hofer Said:

    We are sorry to hear of your loss and send our deepest condolences to your family.

  20. On 14/12/2020 at 11:27 am Raye and Rob Burke Said:

    Goodbye neighbor! Please except our deepest sympathy’s in this rough time. Take solace in knowing she was a happy go lucky person. I always remember her from Tim Hortons. She always had a laugh for you!

  21. On 14/12/2020 at 11:36 am Diane Hickey Said:

    My heartfelt condolences to you Gerrit, Peter, Lisa and family on the loss of Maureen. Whenever we met in town she always took time to visit and share a smile! May she rest in peace.

  22. On 14/12/2020 at 3:14 pm Debbie Wigton Said:

    Heartfelt condolences to Maureen’s Family.

  23. On 14/12/2020 at 6:44 pm Dan & Elaine Thomas Said:

    So very sorry for your loss Gerrit and family. We are praying for comfort, strength and peace for you in the days and weeks ahead.

  24. On 15/12/2020 at 3:27 am Becky Hupkes Said:

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to each of you. May you find peace, joy, comfort and encouragement by keeping the memories forefront as you go through this difficult time. Know that your lovely Wife – Garrit, your beautiful Mom – Maria, Lisa and Peter and your loving Grandma – Grandchildren will always be with you in spirit, mind, heart and soul. Continue to live Maureen’s legacy each day with that smile that radiated no matter what the circumstance! Our prayers, love, support and thoughts are with you.

  25. On 15/12/2020 at 11:48 am Sherry & Lloyd Michel Said:

    Sorry to hear of Maureen’s passing. We are sending condolences to your family!! May she Rest In Peace!

  26. On 15/12/2020 at 12:47 pm Roger and Brenda Watters Said:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss Gerrit and family. During this very difficult time we are praying for strength, comfort and that you feel His arms around you bringing you peace.

  27. On 15/12/2020 at 2:08 pm Allan & Betty Elkin Said:

    Gerrit, Lisa, Stacy and all the Hupkes family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and lifting you up during this sad time. May the Lord, our great comforter, carry you all through these days. May His love keep you through the weeks ahead.

  28. On 15/12/2020 at 7:14 pm Dale and Ruth Said:

    Gerrit and family
    You will miss Maureen a lot. She gave all she had to this life and you can look back at that as gift to you to help you each day. Love Ruth and Dale

  29. On 15/12/2020 at 7:27 pm Sandy MacKenzie Said:

    Dear Garrit, Maria, Lisa, Peter and the rest of the Hupkes family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Maureen. Maureen was always so welcoming and friendly to everyone she met. She had a very kind and generous heart. We will miss her presence. May she Rest In Peace now

  30. On 15/12/2020 at 7:29 pm Sandy MacKenzie Said:

    Dear Garrit, Maria, Lisa, Peter and the rest of the Hupkes family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Maureen. Maureen was always so welcoming and friendly to everyone she met. She had a very kind and generous heart. We will miss her presence. May she Rest In Peace now. May you all take comfort now

  31. On 17/12/2020 at 7:16 am Becky Ramsay Said:

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear Maureen has left this world to live at Jesus’s house. I remember her hospitality and kindness to us, all because I knew a cousin…what a wonderful welcome. I’m trusting for your hearts to rest in the love of Father God and cherish the beautiful times you had together. Love and prayers to you all.

  32. On 23/12/2020 at 9:40 am Paula, Dan & Daniel Fitzgerald Said:

    Sorry to hear about Maureen’s passing. We will miss running into the whole Hupkes family as you were out around town. Gerrit, Peter, Lisa, Maria and the rest of your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. On 24/12/2020 at 5:22 pm Ray and Brenda Pereversoff Said:

    Garrett and family. We are sad to hear of Maureen’s passing. Thinking of you this Christmas.