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WELLINGTAN, Colleen Jane (nee Sawitsky)

March 9, 1982 – Revelstoke, BC
February 26, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Colleen beloved wife of Tylor Wellingtan of Calgary, AB, passed away on February 26, 2014 at the age of 31 years.

Colleen enjoyed a career as a conservation officer and as a Calgary Police Service dispatch operator. She had a passion for nature, which was second only to the love of her family. She married her husband Tylor on September 4 in 2011, and their loving family grew on July 10, 2012 when Colleen gave birth to their daughter Maya Jane. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister.

Colleen is survived by her husband Tylor; her daughter Maya Jane; her mother Dorothy Horton, father Alex Sawitsky; her sister and brother-in-law Heather and Jason Adam; and her in-laws, Don, Joanne, Tim and Melissa Wellingtan.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Colleen Wellingtan, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Pamela Ardiles :

    Colleen, you will be deeply missed. You have left and will be remembered as a great example for your daughter. I have no doubt that you will continue watching and smiling at us from above. It was great knowing you and you will continue being in my thoughts and prayers! xox

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  2. Dear Alec,
    Knowing the depth of your love for your beautiful daughter Colleen, words seem inadequate to express…I am here to support you in your time of grief. Sending you and your family heartfelt prayers and love.

    Rosina

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  3. Tylor,
    I’m a friend of Tim’s but have heard a lot about you and Colleen.
    Although no words can heal the pain, so sorry bro. Keep strong!

    Ash Wilson

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  4. Mae and Hubert Heath :

    Tylor:

    Our deepest sympathy at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Maya and your family.

    Mae and Hubert Heath

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  5. Susan Nicoll :

    My deepest condolences to Colleen’s family. I worked with Colleen and I always enjoyed our little chats between calls. She showed all of us what a mother’s love can do. Her desire to live and get well was truly an amazing testament. I hope Maya brings some comfort to the pain and heartache of losing such a wonderful woman. Colleen lives on through her…

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  6. Katie Mutlow :

    Dear Families of Colleen, It is with sadness that we read about the ravages of cancers in our young people–they are so brave, and their families with them. Even though the cancer has physically appeared stronger than the person, the cancer cannot conquer all–the tenacity and spirits of those affected are so much stronger; the bond of LOVE, the beautiful remembrances, the innocense of babes, and God’s comforting arms will override all.
    With caring concern,
    Katie (in remembrance of Earl & Florence Harland)

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  7. Lori & Greg Lee :

    Tylor & Maya,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this incredibly difficult time. I only met Colleen once with your mom but her love for Maya sparkled through. Again, we are so so sorry for your loss.

    Lori & Greg Lee

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  8. Christina Frazer :

    My deepest condolences for you and your family and your mourn the life of someone so precious. Prayers and hugs to you all.

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  9. Amy Brinkman :

    Tylor and Mya, Dorothy, Heather, and Alec,

    My heart is with you all today as you farewell Colleen today. I wish I could be there, and am sending lots of love and hugs from New Zealand. May you all be strengthened, upheld and comforted by God’s love at such a sad time. I will always hold Colleen close in memory.

    With love,

    Amy

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  10. Jennifer St. George :

    Collen and family,

    I am honored to have been able to meet and get to know you Colleen. I will forever remember your trip down to Hermosa Beach. You were to good to stay here and God wanted you back. Till we meet again I will miss you. Love You. To Colleen’s family I am so sorry for your loss I am here if you need anything. Lots of love today and everyday

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  11. Bob Herring and Linda Out :

    Alec, Dorothy, Heather and family,

    Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Colleen. May time heal and memories enliven your future.

    Bob, Linda and family

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  12. Robert and Maria Wilde :

    Dear Dorothy and family, it was with great sadness that we heard of Colleen’s passing. She was a courageous lady dealing with her illness. We as a family will remember the good times when we went hiking and Green Lake. Nola and Erin also have great memories of them together. We will be thinking of you and her today and wish you peace on this difficult day. Her legacy will live on in her daughter Maya and husband Tylor . We wish we could be there with all of you, but weather conditions do not permit us to be there, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our Love, Robert, Maria, Nola and Erin

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  13. Tyler,

    Condolences to you and all the immediate and extended family.
    Colleen will comfort you through your walk through life and one day you will meet again. Smile as that is what she would want for you.
    Love sent your way. We wish we could be there today to support you and celebrate Colleen’s life.
    Dannah

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  14. Sarah Patterson :

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. Colleen’s passing is a great loss, most of all to her family, and also to her friends, colleagues and community she served. Working with her I could see her passion for life, her love of family, her tremendous energy to tackle her dreams, and always, her very kind heart. She is an example of how to live every day with positivity and enthusiasm. To her parents – you raised a wonderful, giving, loving daughter who was a blessing to everyone she met. To Tylor and Maya, she will always be with you. May you find strength and comfort in the love of family and friends as you go through this difficult time. God bless.

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  15. Cathy Cooper :

    Tylor, Maya, and all of Colleen’s family I am so sorry for your loss. Colleen was a wonderful happy and caring person. I had the great honor in meeting her and working along side with her at PSC. She made me laugh on a daily basis. Her outlook on life and strength in her fight has made me want to be a better person. I can’t imagine what you are going through but I want you to know she was loved and touched so many people in her journey through life. I wish I could be there with everyone today to celebrate Colleen’s life but the weather has left me no other choice but to stay put at home. Colleen you will be missed we will meet again someday.

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  16. I did not know Colleen but I went to school with her mom and dad [a few] years ago back in Vernon. I am also at a loss for words on what to say to them at this moment…my deepest sympathy . [Alec, I’ll be in touch….]

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  17. jeff skuggedal :

    I am glad that our paths crossed, even if it was 20 years later. Many good memories growing up with you.

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  18. Joan Karlowsky :

    Dear Ty, Maya, Joanne, Don and family
    The courage exhibited by Colleen and all of you set an example of strength, grace and love
    in circumstances beyond understanding.
    My sympathies go to all of you at this very sad time.

    Joan (a friend of Joanne)

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