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GEHLEN – Lana Tracey (Woode)

November 23, 1968 – May 27, 2011

Lana Tracey Gehlen, beloved wife of Darrin Gehlen of Airdrie, passed away Friday the 27th, at the age of 42 losing her short but brave battle with leukemia.

Lana was born Nov. 23, 1968 to the late Harley Woode and is survived by her mother Cecile Woode in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Lana met Darrin in Moose Jaw in 1984 and they married May 23, 1992 and is survived by her husband Darrin Gehlen their two daughters Mariah and Mikayla of Airdrie.

Brother: Kevin Woode (JoAnna)

Sisters: Tammy Timoruski (Terry); and (Wendy and Beverley predeceased) and many Aunts, Uncles nieces and nephews.

Lana graduated from Vanier Collegiate in 1986 in Moose Jaw and went on to obtain a marketing diploma from the Saskatchewan Tech Institute (S.T.I.) Moose Jaw, after which she began her career as an Operations Officer with a major bank.

With the bank, Lana was able to experience life in various cities and communities as the many opportunities for advancement came with relocation which she found challenging and wholly enjoyed.

Lana eventually relocated to Calgary and with more than 10 years in the bank while on maternity leave Lana opened her heart and home to a friend’s young child and thus began a new chapter and direction in her life. Lana operated a day home for the next 10 years during which the family relocated to Airdrie.

After obtaining her realtors license she and her husband started a property management company. Never one to slow down she further enhanced her credentials by obtaining her Brokers license in a record 6 weeks with a clear vision to the future Lana adopted the business motto “Not driven to create wealth but driven to create success” and she did so with excellence, high moral and spiritual ethics and standards.

Lana was diagnosed with leukemia February, 2 2011. Lana’s family would like to thank the entire staff of the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary for their excellent care.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, #310, 1682 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V61 4S6 Telephone (toll-free): 1 (866) 547 – LIFE (5433), www.lls.org/canada.

The week prior to her passing a 10 out of 10 bone marrow transplant donor was found through the international donor database.

We encourage you to register as a bone marrow donor, as a donor you can save a life.

One Match. (http://www.blood.ca/CentreApps/Internet/UW_V502_MainEngine.nsf/page/E_ubmdrPKG-intro?OpenDocument&p=OMFormE

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street, Airdrie, Alberta) on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church (1305 Main Street, Airdrie, Alberta) on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Lana Gehlen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS &

 

HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Susan, Amanda and Tiffany Woode :

    We are so sorry to hear of Lana’s passing. We are thinking of you Darrin
    and your girls at this time.

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  2. Alfred and Ramona De Guzman :

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Lana Gehlen.

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  3. Uncle George, Auntie Ann, Deb & Herb, Alan & Lois, Tim & Tracey and families :

    Darrin, Mariah and Mikayla:

    We just heard this morning of Lana’s passing. It was such a shock and we are so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful person and we enjoyed visiting with all of you last summer. We wish we could be there for her service but it is too hard for Mom to make a quick trip like that with her dialysis. Mom and Dad would like to come and see you later if they are able to travel.

    Our thoughts and prayer are with all of you. May your precious memories help you through this difficult time.

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  4. Dolly Gehlen :

    Darrin, Mariah, Mikayla

    Love lives on forever in the memories, stories, in the hearts of all whose lives have been touched by a very special person.
    May it comfort you to know that while the one you love is no longer with you, precious memories will live in your heart forever.
    WITH Deepest Sympathy

    Love, Aunty Dolly

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  5. Michele Peterson Laberge :

    So sorry to hear of Lana’s passing .Thinking of all the family during this difficult time.

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  6. Kamron & Cathy Gehlen :

    Just heard of your loss Darrin, very shocking news, sad news. My thoughts are with you. Be strong for your girls

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  7. Miracle & Benie Kabano :

    Hi Mikayla and Mariah, just to let you know that we think and pray for you every day.

    Take care and be strong.

    Mimi & Benie

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  8. Arthur & Shannon Schwentner :

    Darrin, Mariah, and Mikayla

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Mariah and Mikayla your mom was, is, and always will be so proud of you. We will not forget her or you.

    Love, Willowbrook neighbours 2004-2009

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  9. David and Christina Lamb :

    We were shocked to hear of Lana’s passing. I will always remember her fun, happy, and infectious attitude.

    Our heartfelt condolences to you, Darrin, and your family.

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  10. Barb Cowley :

    Darrin and girls, Lana’s energy, sense of humour and love for you were some of the wonderful qualities that I so admired in her. It was a pleasure working with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Barb

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