Darlene Edla (Ahlskog) Horst

July 8, 2021


Darlene Edla Horst (Ahlskog)

October 7, 1942 – July 8, 2021

It is with hearts filled with sadness but warm memories, that the family of Darlene Horst announce her passing on July 8, 2021, at Drayton Valley Hospital, at the age of 78.

Leaving to cherish the moments that have now become memories are Darlene’s children, Gordon (Valarie) Horst, Cindy (John) Tymchuk, Randal (Linda) Horst, Christine (Ryan) Wells and Treena (Jason) Pitruniak; her grandchildren Shaun (Kristen) Wakefield, Clinton (Katie) Wakefield, Dylan Wells, Eric Wells, Jazmin Pitruniak, Jacob Horst and Kaden Pitruniak, along with her great grandchildren, Lucas, Austin, Kaius and Makena. Darlene will also be lovingly remembered by her sister Sharon (Elmer) Stafford of Prince George B.C., along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Darlene was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Cecil, and her parents, Erik and Doris Ahlskog,

Darlene had such a passion for the major Alberta sports teams, including the Frank Maddock Warriors! She also loved to nurture and tend to her flowers, but her greatest passion and love in her life was always her family. Family, who will always remember her devoted acts of kindness and service.

A private family graveside service will take place on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Evansburg Cemetery, at 2:00 pm.

Darlene’s family would like to thank Dr. Anthony Froud and the Healthcare staff at both the Drayton Valley Hospital and the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton for such kind and compassionate care of her.

In keeping with Darlene’s love for animals, the family would ask that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cause For Critters, 5517 53 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta or mail to P.O. Box 7852, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1S9.

Condolences may be sent to

Arrangements in care of Dwayne Henley at:

Affinity Funeral Service

5001 - 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1L1



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donna-mae mcquaig

July 21, 2021 10:48 AM

She always had a smile for everyone . The only strangers in her life were people she  not met yet. Terry and Donna-Mae Mcquaig

Robert and Karen Brown

July 15, 2021 8:51 PM

Gordon and Valerie as well as the rest of Darlene's family, our deepest sympathies. 


July 15, 2021 7:06 PM

Will miss having supper with her on the annual trip to Alberta. We would time the trip to be able to have supper with her. Will miss visiting with her and watching her watch her sports on tv. She was more entertaining than the game! Cannot believe she is gone. Hugs

Joanne Wilkening

July 15, 2021 7:02 PM

Chris and family I am so very sorry for your loss of your mother.
Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed, still very dear. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Lesley Rae Madden

July 15, 2021 5:56 PM

I am deeply sorry to hear about Darlene's passing. I had many coffee's and chat's with her at a few of the local shops here in Evansburg I had not seen her since the pandaemic hit. . Darlene always spoke of her grandhildren and the sports they were involved in. I know she attended a number of their events and was so proud of them. My condolences to the family during this very sad time.. Sincerely, Lesley Madden

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