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Leost, Chantelle Mae

Chantelle Mae LÚost, age 26, of Calgary, AB passed away on January 18, 2004 following a courageous battle with cancer.

Chantelle was born on May 18, 1977 in Prince Albert, SK to Lawrence and Wanda Dyck. In her childhood, Chantelle was quick to make friends and was very loyal to them. She was known as a leader with a very determined will, often taking charge to make sure things were done right, traits that she carried into adulthood.

After excelling academically through Rivier and Carlton Comprehensive high schools in Prince Albert, Chantelle began her college education at the University of Regina before completing her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001, majoring in Accounting. It was during her studies in Saskatoon that a mutual friend introduced Chantelle to her future husband Marc. From the age of fifteen Chantelle spent her summers working, beginning at the local Co-Op and then as a tour guide for Weyerhaeuser.

Following her graduation Chantelle moved to Calgary to pursue her Chartered Accountant designation with the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chantelle developed some of her closest friendships and greatest memories with her co-workers.

In September 2003 Marc and Chantelle proudly purchased their first home. On January 10, 2004 Chantelle and Marc were happily married in their home, in the presence of their parents.

Chantelle will be remembered for her unconditional friendships, her inner and outer beauty, her incredible talent for making art, her amazing courage, strength and hope in the face of adversity as well as opportunity, and an unwavering dedication to her family and husband. There are people who come into our lives that make us better, simply by knowing them. Chantelle is one of those people.

Chantelle is survived by her husband Marc LÚost; parents Lawrence and Wanda; three sisters, Nicole (and her children Kalyn, Jayden, and Tanner), Naomi (fiancÚ James McNeice) and Savanna; brother Kyle; grandfather Henry Dyck; mother-in-law Ellen LÚost (Cameron); brothers-in law, Marcel and Paul LÚost; along with many family and friends. Chantelle was predeceased by her grandparents Mike and Valerie (Rakus) Stefanowski; Agatha Dyck (Neubuhr); step-grandmother Ruth Dyck (McKenzie); uncle Calvin Dyck; aunt Janet Dyck (Bantle); and father-in-law Henri LÚost.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Sacred Heart Cathedral (1401 – 4th Avenue West, Prince Albert, SK) on Friday, January 23, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 2:00 P.M., also at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Interment will follow in Prince Albert Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gray’s Funeral Chapel, 575 – 28th Street West, Prince Albert, SK, Trevor Watts, Funeral Director.

To forward condolences go to www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2. Telephone: (403) 205-3966.

In living memory of Chantelle LÚost, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Many times over the past few years I had wondered about Chantelle. I rode the bus with her between Mount Royal College and downtown Calgary and we struck up a quick friendship. I found her to be sincere, thoughtful and kind to everyone regardless of their circumstance. I have a full-time disability and use crutches to walk but Chantelle saw me as the person I am and always treated me well. One day over lunch she told me about her diagnosis and unfortunately I never saw her again after that point as he treatments began. It wasn’t until tonight that I realized she fought courageously until the end. I don’t know who will see this note but if by chance someone does, I want you to know that Chantelle left an impression on my mind that still exists today. She was a sweet and loving person with great courage.

    Jon Bateman

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