September 24, 1949 – April 21, 2020

It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Darlene Lenning Ermter, announce her passing on April 21, 2020 at the age of 70.

Dar is survived by her soulmate and loving husband Jack; her sisters Ann (Willie) and Brith; her brothers-in law and sisters-in law; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews and her stepchildren Keith (Grace), Karen (Kern) and Kenny (Deborah); 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; along with many friends and neighbours.

Dar was predeceased by her parents Johan and Kaia Lenning, her sisters Eleanor, Mary and Greta as well as her brothers Johnny and Ralph.

Dar’s life focused around her inner circle of family and friends. She was a loving wife, surrogate mom to whoever needed some mom love, sister, mentor and friend to all who knew her.

Dar was happiest with Jack by her side, sitting in the sun with a glass of wine in her hand visiting with the people she loved.

Dar was very proud of her Norwegian heritage always inserting Norwegian words in every day conversation.

Dar will be missed for her hugs, her smile and her big heart. Our hearts are breaking with her loss.

Thank you to the staff at the Foothills Hospital for the care Dar received in her last days.

 At Dar’s request, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

  1. On 24/04/2020 at 6:02 pm Maureen Rossetti Said:

    Dear Jack and all family and friends of Dar.

    I am SO sorry for your loss, and I will miss her too!


  2. On 24/04/2020 at 7:30 pm Nelda and Bev Said:

    Jack and all of Dar’s extended family.
    We have all lost someone dear to us. Loved her smile and caring friendship over the years in Fairmont
    Our sincerest sympathy and so much love to all of you.Nelda and Bev

  3. On 25/04/2020 at 11:57 am Ash Said:

    Aunty Dar was a kind person. My fondest memory of her comes from how she would always bring up the fact that when I was younger, I would only call her “Jack’s wife” instead of Aunty Dar or something like the other kids – it always made her laugh. She will be missed. Ash

  4. On 27/04/2020 at 2:26 pm Carol Burt Said:

    I had the pleasure of working with Dar in Creston for a few years. She was such a caring, loving person, who always made me smile. Her laughter is missed around our office. Sending love and condolences to Jack & Family. x0

  5. On 08/05/2020 at 3:27 pm Lawrence Jewett Said:

    We are saddened by your news please accept our sincerest condolences.

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