It is with great sadness that the family of Darlene Crane announce her passing in Saskatoon on November 3, 2012. Born on March 1st, 1943, Darlene was the second daughter of George and Alicia Crane. She, along with her three sisters, grew up on the Crane farm six miles south of Weyburn. She attended the local rural school, South Weyburn, until the end of Grade 8, and she graduated from Grade 12 in 1961 from the Weyburn Collegiate. Her years on the farm were filled with the love of horses, riding and caring for them, and farm chores. In 1964 Darlene graduated from the Regina General School of Nursing and then nursed two years at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. In 1966 she enrolled at the University of Saskatoon and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Bachelor of Arts. Following this she taught nursing at Stratford, Ontario before returning to the prairies and entering Public Health in Regina in 1975. After over 30 years of nursing, Darlene semi-retired in Saskatoon in 2000. Darlene enjoyed travel and made many wonderful memories traveling here and abroad but always found time to make it home to the family farm to “help out” and keep in close touch with parents, sisters and an ever increasing number of nieces and nephews. For this her family is very grateful and we will miss her so much! We could always count on her to share all of our worries, especially in matters of health and heart, and to be there to share our joys. There is nothing like a sister….nor a wonderful aunt. Darlene was laid to rest November 9 beside her parents in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn after a brave, nine month struggle with cancer. She will be lovingly remembered by her three sisters, Karen Yulka of Saskatoon, Kelly Crane of Weyburn and Cheryl Crane (Claude Labonne) of Victoria, BC; one aunt, Edna Crane of Burnaby, BC. Deannie is also survived by six nieces and nephews: Shannon (Richard) Calvin, Maureen (Shawn) Joyce, Lee Yulka (Sue Perfect), Erin Yulka (Lars Hallstrom), Chad (Michelle) Crane and Matt (Kristen) Crane; 18 grand nieces and nephews as well as many dear cousins and friends. The family would like to sincerely thank all of the doctors and nurses at the Palliative Care Unit at St. Pauls’s Hospital in Saskatoon for the wonderfully compassionate care they gave Darlene in her final weeks. Condolences may be left at: www.fletcherfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Fletcher Funeral Chapel, Weyburn 306-842-5432.