SABO, Courtney Anne

May 28, 1993 – September 10, 2018


Our beautiful Courtney went to be with the angels in the early morning of Monday, September 10th.

Courtney has blessed our lives with her free and loving spirit for 25 years and we will be forever grateful for the time she gave to us.  She made us laugh and never had a bad thing to say about anyone.  Courtney had many wonderful gifts and she will always be remembered for her beautiful artistic nature and for how she made us feel.  She loved life and she loved us.

Courtney was born in Vernon, BC but moved to Cochrane at 2 ½ years so lived her life here with her family.

Courtney will be so deeply missed by her parents, Ron and Arlene Sabo; her big sister Tanya Mowers (Rob Hunt); her little brothers Jared Sabo (Alysha Fenton) and Brett Sabo (Merissa Redwood); many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family; and many friends, especially Colton Hilgren.  Courtney is predeceased by her grandparents Otmar and Mary Sabo and Ted and Clara Brockmeyer; and baby brother Adam Christopher.

Viewing will take place at Cochrane Country Funeral Home (#6, 402 Railway St. W. Cochrane, AB) on Saturday, September 15th from 1pm – 3pm.   A gathering for friends and family will follow from 3 pm – 5 pm at Cochrane Alliance Church (902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane, AB).


  1. On 12/09/2018 at 9:14 pm Lise Miller Said:

    Our deepest condolences to the Sabo family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. On 12/09/2018 at 9:39 pm The Mooney Family Said:

    Dear Arlene, Ron and family;
    All we can say is that our hearts and prayers are with you guys during this very difficult time – we cant begin to comprehend your loss of Courtney and pray that her love of you guys will help you through this. Our very deepest condolences, The Mooney Family

  3. On 12/09/2018 at 10:18 pm Darla Nielsen Said:

    Ron, Arlene and family we are very saddened to hear about the passing of Courtney.
    My heart breaks for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this
    difficult time.

  4. On 13/09/2018 at 4:25 am Edwina Baldwin Said:

    Tanya ,Robert, Arlene ,Ron Brett & Jared . May God put Courtney in a special place where she will be watching you ,the people who loved and cherished her.May she rest in peace . Edwina

  5. On 13/09/2018 at 5:29 am Sue & Kelly Sabo Said:

    Arlene and Ron, Jared and Brett, Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all. We are broken hearted by the tragedy of the loss of our sweet Courtney. May God be with you and fill you with His comfort and love and grace. See you on the weekend. Love to you all. Kelly & Sue, Cassady and Kyler

  6. On 13/09/2018 at 5:41 am Darla, Wade, Alyssa & Madison Wheeler Said:

    Ron, Arlene & family. We hope your happiest memories of your cherished Courtney help you through this extremely difficult time. Sending much LOVE your way. God Bless ~ The Wheeler family.

  7. On 13/09/2018 at 6:03 am Anne Duckett Said:

    So sad to hear this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! God Bless.

  8. On 13/09/2018 at 6:17 am Louis, Margaret and the Stack Family Said:

    Dear Ron, Arlene and family,

    We are so sad to hear this morning of your loss of Courtney. Our hearts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult journey in life. Marg is in the USA and I am way on course in Banff but our hearts are with you all.

    Louis Louis, Margaret, Marquess, Tynan, Teaghen Stack

  9. On 13/09/2018 at 6:18 am Crystal and Leah Said:

    My girl, this cannot be real. I need you here with us.
    My thoughts are with my family during this hard time.
    I love you all. ❤️

  10. On 13/09/2018 at 6:21 am Bill and Jeanne Durrell Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ron, Arlene, Jared and Brett!
    Know that her spirit will always walk beside you each and every day!

  11. On 13/09/2018 at 6:33 am Diana and Don Gallivan Said:

    To the Sabo Family
    We are so sorry. We wish you all comfort and strength.
    With love from the Gallivans

  12. On 13/09/2018 at 6:46 am Glen & Brenda Measner Said:

    Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. May your strength and love for each other, help ease your journey missing your beautiful girl.

  13. On 13/09/2018 at 7:08 am Chris and Teresa Dimopoulos Said:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Courtney. Cherish your memories and all the good times. We send love and hugs.
    Chris, Teresa, Alex, Matthew, and Katelyn Dimopoulos

  14. On 13/09/2018 at 7:13 am Dave, Colleen, Cole and Nolan Wangen Said:

    Dear Ron, Arlene and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    With love from the Wangens

  15. On 13/09/2018 at 7:32 am Kirk and Diane Chace Said:

    Ron and Arlene,

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest condolences, we can’t even imagine.

    Your faith and love will get you through this.

    Kirk, Diane, Travis and Taylor

  16. On 13/09/2018 at 7:47 am Kevin & Jackie Hickey Said:

    Dear Ron and Arlene,
    So very sorry to hear about the loss of Courtney. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. We may be far away physically, but we stand next to you in your time of sorrow.

    Kevin & Jackie

  17. On 13/09/2018 at 7:49 am Merle MacGillivray Said:

    Sending my love and thoughts to you all in this time of sadness, my the angels look after her in heaven, please take care xxxx my love Merle

  18. On 13/09/2018 at 9:05 am Jack and Mary Lynn Dietrich Said:

    Ron and Arlene
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the recent loss of your beautiful daughter Courtney.
    Jack and Mary Lynn

  19. On 13/09/2018 at 9:17 am Glenda and Mike Gartner Said:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Courtney. May memories of Courtney and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the difficult days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. On 13/09/2018 at 10:09 am Kristi and Blaine Keller Said:

    You and your family are in our hearts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.

  21. On 13/09/2018 at 11:24 am Pat and Jayne Boswell Said:

    Sabo Family,
    Our sincerest condolences on the loss of your daughter. We are out of town and can’t attend your celebration of Courtney’s life, our thoughts are with your family.

    Pat & Jayne

  22. On 13/09/2018 at 12:01 pm Connie & Kevin Craig Said:

    Ron, Arlene, Brett & Jared
    There are no words to express how sorry our family is to hear about Courtney. She was the 1st friend that Jamie had when we moved to Cochrane 20 years ago and I know they still kept in contact with each other from time to time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

    Kevin, Connie, Chelsey & Jamie Craig

  23. On 13/09/2018 at 1:15 pm Carolyn & Brian FitzGerald Said:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Carolyn and Brian FitzGerald

  24. On 13/09/2018 at 1:30 pm Donna Brockmeyer Said:

    To my dear, beautiful sister, Arlene,
    and your strong and loving husband, Ron.

    Our hearts are ripped asunder at the loss of your beautiful Courtney.

    In the images you have shared of her we can see the vitality, joy and passion with which Courtney lived. In the depths of her eyes you can see an old soul, who sees more than we can see and knows more than we can know; we can also see a young soul, seeking to know more, ready to embrace life, live it to the full and face it head on.

    These thoughts bring to mind other images of Courtney as a young girl in Vernon being lifted by Ron, stretching her arms up to pluck the sweet cherries from the lush trees in the backyard. And then with Arlene, running their hands over the smooth cherries floating in a bath of cool water in the kitchen sink, pushing them down and watching with delight as they bobbed right back up again – the two of them laughing.

    Later that day, Ron made us a wonderful steak dinner while Arlene canned cherries. Then we went for a walk, and I took my husband Brad up a mountain – or at least a hill – to tell him that we too were going to have a child. Arlene and I enjoyed the idea of our children as cousins.

    Today, cousin Zack is trying to wrap his mind around the loss of his cousin Kort – as are we all. How do we do that? How do we get from there in our memories of long, easy summer days, to the harsher cold of this particular Fall?

    Perhaps we believe that the veil between this world and the next is thin, and Courtney is with us still. With her endearing loving heart, gentle kindness, and charity for others, we trust that God is blessing her, holding her, and keeping her close.

    To wonderful and amazing Tanya, Brett and Jared: we are so sorry at the loss of your sister. We hope that you will take comfort in your family; it is the most kind, hospitable, and generous family that we know. We are grateful for the times we have shared with all of you, and trust that there will be more to come.

    We love you all, so much. Our hearts are breaking, along with yours.

    Donna, Brad and Zack.

  25. On 13/09/2018 at 2:25 pm Pat, David, Parker and Jared Smith Said:

    Arlene, Ron, Jared and Brett – so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful, precious daughter and sister. May you find strength in your memories of her and in each other. You are in our thoughts.

  26. On 13/09/2018 at 4:41 pm Nicole Palmer Said:

    So so sorry for your loss, your family is in my thoughts and prayers..

  27. On 13/09/2018 at 4:56 pm Murray D Brockmeyer Said:

    so sorry to hear of her passing I only have good memories of her and she always had a smile on her face and a song in her hearth we all will miss her and never forget the love she shared with everybody that knew her and we will see you tomorrow

  28. On 13/09/2018 at 5:19 pm Leon & Lois (Brockmeyer) Winkel Said:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  29. On 13/09/2018 at 5:21 pm Mowers Family Said:

    Arlene & Ron, Tanya & Rob, Jared & Alysha, Brett & Merissa

    Thinking of each of you as you mourn the loss of your beautiful Courtney. May your many cherished memories of her bring comfort. May the pain you now feel lessen as each day passes and lead to peace and fond memories of Courtney and her beautiful smile.

    May God surround you with support of family and friends, comfort, strength, and peace in the days to come.

    The Mowers Family

  30. On 13/09/2018 at 6:43 pm Cathy Quinlan Said:

    Arlene & Sabo Family

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Cathy Quinlan(Schlechter)Dave & Kristen

  31. On 13/09/2018 at 7:27 pm Keith, Trish Fordyce and family Said:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️

  32. On 13/09/2018 at 8:17 pm Rachel Goldring Said:

    To the family of Courtney …so sorry to hear of your daughters passing..may you all be
    comforted by the one above..may you remember her for all she meant to you and treasure
    those memories and may her soul rest in peace

    I am a friend of Murray’s and am now feeling for your loss and wanted to express it
    sincerely Rachel Goldring

  33. On 13/09/2018 at 9:43 pm Pamela Moul Said:

    Oh my heart, Ron, Arlene, Jared, Brett, how very sad. I feel the longing you must experience. I know though, that your precious Courtney has passed through the gates of Heaven into PEACE. How greatly she will be missed. So very sorry that you have this to face, my thoughts are with you.

  34. On 14/09/2018 at 7:49 am Cindy Begg Said:

    Ron, Arlene & family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Our thoughts are with you during the difficult time.

  35. On 14/09/2018 at 10:08 am Albert and Kayla Sabo and family Said:

    Auntie Arlene, Uncle Ron, Brett, Jared and Tanya,
    Words will never do justice in expressing how heavy my heart is today. So many memories. Too many to even begin to touch on. Court will always shine on through all of us and she’s looking down on us right now with that big gleaming smile. We love you all so much and we’ll see you soon

  36. On 14/09/2018 at 6:00 pm Katheryn Sutton Said:

    Ron, Arlene and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter Courtney. I didn’t know Courtney personally, but after playing a few golf games with Arlene, I felt like I knew her. Arlene always spoke of Courtney’s love of art, nature and family. Such a beautiful free spirit who is now making art with the angels. Love to the Sabo family.

  37. On 14/09/2018 at 7:26 pm Katherine Rhine Said:

    To the Sabo family,
    I am deeply I hurt and saddened to hear of Courtney’s passing. I am so sad to hear of this loss. Courtney was a wonderful friend, an incredibly strong person and a wonderful sister. I knew her many years ago in grade school and I will forever miss her. Courtney will forever be in our hearts. She was taken from us far too soon and I regret not being able to pay my respects and a proper goodbye to her. I offer my condolences during this dark time. I’ll miss Courtney forever and cherish my memories of her. May Courtney’s soul Rest In Peace. My love to you all.

  38. On 14/09/2018 at 8:34 pm Anne (Mowers) Carten Said:

    Dear Arlene, Ron and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely daughter Courtney. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

  39. On 14/09/2018 at 8:52 pm Sue and Spence Fawkes Said:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May the happy memories you have hold you during this difficult time. Thinking of you all and sending prayers your way.

  40. On 15/09/2018 at 7:37 am Iris Sikina Said:

    Sabo Family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Courtney.
    My Thoughts & Prayers are with you in your time of

  41. On 15/09/2018 at 11:48 am Kelly Toft Said:

    Sabo family
    I was very sorry to hear of your loss please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  42. On 15/09/2018 at 2:15 pm Mona Sylvestre Said:

    Sabo Family

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter Courtney. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  43. On 05/10/2018 at 10:44 am Rick Armstrong Said:

    Ron I am Just now hearing of the loss of your daughter. My deepest sympathies. Having just lost my wife Julie I understand the pain of loss, but to lose a child so young. I am so sorry.

  44. On 11/12/2018 at 4:59 pm A. Holliday Said:

    To the Sabo family:
    Losing someone close to us causes much pain. It could feel as if death has robbed you of your loved one, and robbed you of your joy. Take comfort in knowing that God hates death too. He promises at 1Corinthian 15:26 that “the last ENEMY death will be brought to nothing.” God does not view death as a friend. How could he, knowing the heartbreak that it causes. We have a promise furnished by God that we will see our dead loved ones again (Isaiah 26:19). Please visit to hear more.

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