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Extraordinary Volunteer Darlene Predham Passes Away

The Northern Lights Health Foundation Board of Directors and staff are saddened to acknowledge the loss of our friend and long-time volunteer, Darlene Predham.

Darlene was an absolute joy to work with and often lead multiple parts of special events and helped train new volunteers. Festival of Trees was one of her favourite events of the winter season and over the years she assisted with set-up, tear down, raffle sales, guest greeting and decorating. Her favourite role was running the Christmas Gift Shoppe and seeing the returning families and friends. Darlene also loved Spring Fling and was usually the first volunteer signed up for raffle sales.

And, Darlene's contributions to the Health Foundation did not stop at volunteering at our signature events. Darlene was an active volunteer for casino shifts, receptions and anywhere else she could help the Foundation. She was an avid follower of the Health Foundation’s Twitter and Facebook account and consistently shared Foundation news stories on her social media accounts. She was truly an ambassador for our organization.

We were so impressed by Darlene's volunteerism and leadership that the Health Foundation supported her nomination for a Heart of Wood Buffalo - Volunteer Recognition Award in honour of Bill Bloomfield award.  We noted that beyond her support to the Health Foundation, Darlene was an active and involved volunteer for many other organizations including the 2015 Western Canadian Summer Games, the Giants Baseball team, Keyano College Foundation and others. She was a very positive individual who played an important role in ensuring that non-profits in Wood Buffalo were seeing success in everything they do. The Health Foundation was very fortunate that she chose to spend her 'well' time between re-occurring bouts of cancer in support of our mission.She was ever grateful for the cancer treatment and followup she received at the hospital and truly felt that great healthcare should always be available locally.

We are going to miss Darlene very much and our thoughts are with her family and friends. Donations in memory of Darlene are being accepted here:



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