It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Darlene, a wonderful daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. Darlene died April 3rd, surrounded by family, after a formidable fight with cancer. During this time Darlene demonstrated her great tenacity, love of life and appreciation for all those she loved.

Darlene was predeceased by Tom, her husband of 47 years, in 2007. She is survived by her three sons, Tom (Carrie), Doug (Gerry) and Greg, her three treasured and much loved grandchildren, Justin, Nazarena and Chase, three sisters, Joyce, Betty (Rolf), Georgina (Pat), their families and many extended relatives.

Darlene was born, the oldest of four girls, in Nakusp, BC on April 14, 1941 to Fred and Wilhemina Nesbitt. She married Tom Wurz in Nakusp on August 27, 1960. They spent most of their years in Princeton or the Vernon area where Darlene enjoyed raising her sons and a successful 35 year career as a school teacher. She lived life to the fullest and touched the lives of many. Darlene loved her family, camping, reading, painting, rooting for her boys at baseball games, having a good laugh and making others feel good about themselves. Her great sense of humor kept everything in perspective. Darlene will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all that knew her.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the  Valley Catholic Church, Coldstream, BC at 1 pm on Saturday April 25th. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Alternatives Funeral and Cremation  Services.

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