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COUTTS – Kristen

July 11, 1984 – July 6, 2010

Kristen was taken from us on the morning of July 6, 2010.

She was born July 11, 1984, in Winnipeg, MB. Later, her family relocated to the Springbank area. Kristen attended Cochrane High School, graduating in 2002. She went on to pursue a degree in linguistics from the University of Calgary, graduating in 2007. Kristen’s love for running inspired her to train and successfully complete several half marathons. Her striking beauty was not surpassed by her wit and sense of humour, which made Kristen magnetic to all she knew. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her immediate family, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kristen is survived by her paternal grandmother Gunvor Coutts; her parents Gerald and Sheri Coutts; her older sisters, Caron and Jenna Coutts; and her significant other Brent Hope.

A Memorial service will be held at Springbank Community Church (32242 Twp. Rd. 245, south of Highway 1, across from Calaway Park) on Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made at the service or at any RBC Branch to “The Kristen Lee Coutts Memorial Fund”. This memorial Fund will be set up to support Kristen’s passion for fitness and marathons.

In living memory of Kristen Coutts, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Wanda Doncaster :

    Jenna and Family,
    I just heard about your sister and wanted to offer my condolences and say I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
    Wanda

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  2. Rod Stewart and Doris Gilmet :

    Rod and I had the privilege of working with Kristen for the past several years. During that time we came to know her as a caring, loving and intelligent young lady. She had a lot going for her and will be missed by all of her co-workers and friends. Our deepest condolences.

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  3. Erica Lister :

    My deepest condolences go out to all of Kristen family and friends. Words cannot describe how much I will miss Kristen. I first met Kristen through work and I am so thankful that our friendship blossomed from there. Kristen was always a kind and gentle soul, and would help me with any problems or situations that I needed assistance with. I was able to learn so much from her that I would not be the same person I am today without her continuous support. I am so glad that I was able to meet this beautiful, amazing, intelligent and extraordinary person. Kristen was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

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  4. Russ Salvadalena :

    Gerry and Sheri –

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  5. Brenda Tholenaer Scott :

    Caron and Family,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

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  6. Terra Garard :

    I am at a loss for words. Kristen was so beautiful inside and out. I had the opportunity to spend many years with her and many many hours working by her side. Kristen was an amazing girl. She had something special that just radiated off her. Your family will be in my prayers as you go down this long road. I loved her like a daughter.

    I am so sorry for your loss and I know the pain that you feel

    You will remember me from extra foods as her Manager in the Beauty and Apparel.

    My deepest sympathy
    Terra Garrard

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  7. Jennifer McNaughton (Hollowell) :

    Dear Coutts Family,
    You don’t know my family & me, but we feel connected to you and to your daughter Kristen. We lost our beautiful Mom (Debbie Hollowell) on July 8 after only four weeks of finding out she had terminal cancer. My Mom has four of us kids – me Jen (31 yrs), Laurie (28), Brett (25) and Sarah (22) and we loved her so much. The day before our Mom passed away we heard about your great loss and were touched and heartbroken for you. When we saw Kristen’s picture in the paper yesterday the four of us were together working on my Mom’s life story. For some reason we all felt a sense of peace when we looked at Kristen – we wondered if maybe she and our Mom are together in some way now. We want you to know that our Mom was the most amazing person and loving mother and that if she could she would take care of her in a way that only Moms can. We thought maybe this would bring you a sense of comfort in this tough time so we wanted to send this message.
    The Hollowell Family

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  8. Don Christensen :

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss.

    Carol and Don Christensen

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  9. Trevor and Sharon :

    Gerry and Sheri,
    We cannot imagine the sorrow you must both be experiencing right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  10. Helen & Lorne Johnson - Saskatoon :

    Sheri and Gerry
    Our condolences go out to you and your entire family at this time of tragic loss. All your friends at Ogema at praying for you at this time. Helen

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  11. Mel and Paul McCellan :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Words cannot express the sorrow you must be feeling at this time.

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  12. Cailin Morrison (Mundy) :

    Dear friends and family of Kristen,

    I would like to send all of you my warmest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss of Kristen. I went to Junior high and high school with Kristen. I was drawn to her bubbly personality and caring ways. Kristen and I lost touch over the years, however, I have great memories of school with her. Kristen could always make me laugh and was so kind to me.

    I will miss her so much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    With love,

    Cailin

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  13. Diana and Jay Leonard :

    Sheri and Gerry, Caron and Jenna,
    We are so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you all.

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  14. David Anderson :

    We’re so sorry to hear of your loss. We empathsize with your pain and grieving and pray that she is safe in the Lord’s hands. Bless you.

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  15. Gordon and Dalyce Peterson :

    We are praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to help you smile again.

    Our condolences to you from Gordon and Dalyce – friends of Ian and Beth

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  16. To the family of Kristen Coutts I send my deepest condolences to all of you, I did not know Kristen and never met her but when I heard on the news of how she died it gave me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I have been praying for all of you since this accident and will keep you still in my prayers. May God surround you with his loving arms and hold you tight as you go through this very sad and difficult time.

    Dear Lord
    Hold them tight and bring them peace. Amen

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  17. I do not know your family but just had to say how sorry I am about your loss. What a tragedy to cut a young life so short. My condolences to your family. I have a grand daughter that is almost your daughters age and can’t begin to imagine how one would cope

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  18. HANNELORE WILSON :

    YOU DON’T KNOW ME BUT I WISH TO SAY SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AND HOPE THAT THINGS WILL BE BETTER FOR YOUR FAMILY
    SHE WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

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  19. Glen & Alice Shaw :

    Gerry & Sheri
    We heard about the accident on T.V. We where shocked to learn that it was your daughter. What a family tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Our condolences
    Alice & Glen Shaw Winnipeg.

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  20. Miranda Morenez :

    Jenna and family,
    I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow you and your family are enduring. I wish you all strength through this unimaginative time. Kristen was someone who was always nice to everyone, and I can’t remember a time that she wasn’t smiling. The days you can’t be strong are ok, hold onto each other to make it through. I am so very sorry.
    Miranda

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  21. Fred Hartung :

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.

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  22. Our family cannot express enough it’s deepest sympathies to your family at a time like this. And words can never express it, so we will simply say,…
    Your pain in our hearts. Chase

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  23. Owen & Marilyn Akre :

    Gerry & Sheri,
    We were so sorry to learn of the sudden loss of your daughter. May your family be comforted as you share your many memories of her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.

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  24. Dear Coutts Family:

    I’m writing to tell you how Kristen will be missed in far away places and of the many people who share in your loss but remember the good she shared with those around her. From Florence, Kentucky in the US I have come to know Kristen and her professionalism since she began her work for Wawashkesh Sales after earning her degree. Wawashkesh represents the company for which I work as a sales manager, SWECO.

    We will miss her capable handling of business between our companies for our customers and the ease with which she gained the favor of those with whom she worked – she was a wonderful representative for us.

    Please accept my condolences for one taken too soon from you and know that my prayers are with you.

    Sincerely,

    Jim Ling

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  25. Tumpa Reinhardt :

    Kristen worked with my son a few summers ago. She was an amazing woman. I am so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

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  26. Heidi Demers :

    Dear Coutts Family

    I do not know you but I want to tell you how immensely sorry I am for your loss. I did not know Kristen, but I feel connected to her in many ways. I too was born in Manitoba, I too graduated high school in 2002 and graduated from the University of Calgary in 2007. I am also a runner who runs half marathons and I work in Cochrane and know she will be missed in this community. I am touched by her story because it could have very easily have been my story…and my family grieving. I’m so sorry that it is you that grieve tonight.

    I pray for Kristen’s spirit to live on in peace, and I pray for you to live on in all your wonderful memories of her.

    Heidi

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  27. Peter Tatto :

    Dear Gerry and Sheri:

    Our sincere condolences for the loss of your daughter.

    Peter and Seba Tatto

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  28. Cherie Ysunza :

    Gerry and Sheri:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beautiful daughter.

    Cherie Ysunza

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  29. Please know that we are thinking of you and are so so sorry for your loss. We all wish for you some comfort from knowing our hearts are with you. I am so glad Barry & Barb can be there with you at this time. Take good care of each other,
    Love,
    Mo, Bev & Randy, Jim & Claire, Susan, Tim & Gune

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  30. michael marc arnault :

    We lost our amazing, handsome and brilliant son Marc just 6 short months ago in Calgary. He was just 24 yrs old. I know what your family is going through but please know this. The tears of despair that occupy your minds right now will one day turn to tears of joy and you will smile again when you think of your brilliant daughter and all the hapiness that she brought even though it was cut far too short. Please try not to make sense of your daughter’s passing. Just continue to love her and keep her memory alive! As my son Marc use to say “it’s all good Dad…it’s all good”.

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  31. Shane Spriggs :

    You do not know us but my wife and I were first to respond, and we wish to give you our most deepest and sincere condolences.
    Our prayers are with you.

    Shane Spriggs

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  32. Paul Viergutz :

    Sheri – you and your family are heavy on our hearts at this time. We will keep you in our prayers. If there is anything we can do let us know.

    Paul

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  33. Bill and Jeanne Boer :

    Gerry and Sheri
    We are very sorry to hear about your loss.
    You are in our thoughts.
    Bill and Jeanne

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  34. Oddbjørn Rosnes :

    Gerry, Sheri, Gunvor and family
    News of the terrible accident reached us here in Norway only today. From all your relatives at Lindås, Norway, the deepest condolences go out to all of your family. We remember Kristen as a wonderful young girl and it is so sad to know that her life came to an end in such a way and so early. We were so sorry to hear of her passing and our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends. Please know that you are in our thoughts in this most difficult of times. On behalf of your family in Norway: Oddbjørn.

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  35. Mike and Madeleine Nash :

    Gerry and Sheri,
    Madeleine and I can only imagine the depth of your dispair at losing your beautiful Kirsten. We want you to know that a day has not passed without us thinking of you and the imense burden of your pain.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Mike and Madeleine

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  36. Lorna Bakke (Parry) :

    Dear Sheri and Gerry,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the many memories of Kristen keep her close to you as the days and weeks go by.
    Lorna

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  37. Wes and Bev Mazer :

    Gerry and Sheri, our deepest sympathy to you on the tragic loss of your daughter. Our thoughts are with you.

    Wes and Bev

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  38. John and I continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May the treasured memories of dear Kristen keep you strong.
    John and Jacquie

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  39. john and mitzi and Michelle :

    Dear Gerry and Sheri..we just learned of Kristen’s passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

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