CHAREST – Mary Lou Charest (nee Wenzel) ended a brave fight with lung cancer on Wednesday, July 14th, 1999 at the age of 44 years, surrounded by her loving family and friends in the Brooks Health Centre.
Born in Oyen on April 24th, 1955 Mary Lou gave generously of herself to anyone and everyone who came into her presence. An infant daughter, her paternal and maternal grandparents, predeceased her.
Her loving heart will be sadly missed by her loving husband Phil; children Erin, Barry and Colin; parents Norbert and Doris; sisters and brothers, Marlene, Dale, Lorie, Bryon, Wade and their families; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends.
Prayers were held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 19th from Smith Memorial Chapel.
Funeral services were celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20th from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Rev. Bryan Frank celebrant.
Honorary pallbearers were Barry Merkl, Morgan Moyer, Farley Schellenberg, Larry Flaht, Glen Stouffer and Rick Wenzel.
Inurnment followed at Brooks Cemetery. In memory of Mary Lou, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to Alberta SPCA, 10806 – 124th Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5M OH3 or to the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders, P.O. Box 814, Coaldale, Alberta T1 M 1 M7.
Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home. Telephone 362-4636..