1943 - 2019
Marcia Darlene Williams, beloved wife of Art Williams, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Taber on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at the age of 75 years.
A private service was held at the Taber Memorial Garden on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Darlene is survived by Art, her loving husband of fifty five years as well as her five children Tom Williams (Bonnie) of Quebec and their children Ella, Elijah, Elias, Everest, Elia, Emarie and Ehva, former daughter-in-law Debbie Duncan of Taber and their children Jaylene and Jared; Angela Williams of Taber and her son Jesse; Corry (Ken) Moline of Taber and their daughters Sam and Megan; Cheryl Williams of Calgary; Kyla Williams (Bill) of Victoria and their sons Liam, Tyler and Shane, former son-in-law Brian Bowers of Edmonton and their son Byrnes. She is also survived by her sister Georgia (Ron) Almack of Westbank and their son Craig, as well she will be remembered fondly by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.
She was predeceased by her parents Tom and Mary Kerrison; parents-in-law Ken and Freda Williams.
Darlene was born September 12, 1943 in Taber. She was raised in Nelson, British Columbia but spent many summers back in Taber with family. Upon high school graduation, Darlene relocated to Lethbridge to attend Business School where she graduated at the top of her class.
On November 9, 1963, Darlene married Art, the love of her life. They made a home on the family farm outside Taber where they have remained until her passing. Darlene worked with her husband as a team on many entrepreneurial adventures. Whether it be plowing the field on the old Allis-Chalmers tractor with a baby on her knee or handling all the bookkeeping duties for anything from water hauling to a restaurant. Darlene was active in her children’s activities, serving as Chairwoman and on committees for the Taber Figure Skating Club as well as Badge Secretary for the Girl Guides for many years.
A highlight in her retirement years was an RV trip from coast to coast with her husband where she discovered how huge and beautiful this country is.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Darlene in your hearts and do something special for your loved ones.