Darlene Faye Franssen (nee Weichel) passed away peacefully with her family at her side on December 26th, 2004. She is survived by husband George, son James, father George Weichel, sister Nancy DeRosa and family, and mother-in-law, Louise Franssen. Predeceased by her mother, Thelma Weichel. She was a loving, strong and dedicated mother, wife and daughter and a devoted teacher who took great pride in her profession of teaching. She was able to positively influence the lives of many young people and inspire them to pursue their dreams. Even though you are gone, you will always be with us. A private family celebration of Darlene’s life will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Darlene may do so by donating to the Vernon and District Hospice House or the Canadian Cancer Society.