Colleen Patricia McQuarrie

January 23, 2019 7 Condolences Print Obituary

Colleen Patricia McQuarrie

January 25, 1959 -January 18, 2019

It is with broken hearts that the family of Colleen McQuarrie announces her passing on January 18, 2018 at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton Alberta.
Colleen was born in Calgary Alberta January 25th, 1959. Predeceased by her parents Mary Ellen McQuarrie (Crowley) and James Neil McQuarrie.

Colleen is survived by her loving husband Keith Halbauer, son Dustin Zimmerman, daughter Chelsea Rota (Lance), son Josh Halbauer, brother Robert McQuarrie (Elsa), sister Donna Ferguson (Robert), brother-in-law Dave Halbauer, Rob Halbauer, sister-in-law Yvonne Bradley and Norine Sexton. A much-loved Auntie, Colleen leaves to mourn, James McQuarrie, Jessica McQuarrie (Dan) , Rebecca Pepin (Andy & Sadie) and Joey Ferguson. Colleen touched all who knew her, relatives, friends and the students she taught. She will be deeply missed.

Colleen will be remembered for her beautiful smile and kind heart. A gentle, patient person who had respect and compassion for everyone she met. She always thought of others before herself. Never one to complain, she faced health challenges with grace and dignity. She loved her family above all else.
She enjoyed many trips to Mexico with Keith and the kids. She loved camping and always looked forward to taking the dogs along in the trailer, heading out each summer for an adventure.

A beautiful soul taken from us too soon. She will live forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

Cremation has taken place. There will be a small gathering January 26th in the afternoon at the home of Colleen's daughter. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring at Oak Lake Manitoba.

  1. I would like to give my condolences to all of Colleen’s family. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. I am so glad I had the chance to meet her. At 19 I spent a summer in Canada and Colleen couldn’t have made me feel more welcome when we met. I instantly felt we had known each other longer such was the warm and friendly welcome I received. Thanks Colleen. I hope you are now at rest xx Maria (cousin)

  2. Colleen will be missed by many. I loved her sense of humour and her contagious laugh. We shared many chuckles and the occasional serious conversation! Accept my condolences.

  3. Sincerest condolences to all her family, colleen was my sister-in-law for a few years and we all loved her, she definitely was a shining star, I haven’t seen her in years but a huge loss to everyone. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  4. So hard to put into words. I’m sorry for your loss. Rest in peace. I am honored to have known Colleen

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Colleen was a very kind person.
    Taken too soon….
    My deepest condolences.

  6. Dear Colleen, my friend. I think of you often wondering where you wandered. Our time in our youth was spectacular. Remembering all the laughs and fun we had together – Big Red and Little Red. Sitting at the table with your mom who was so funny, her dark eyes always sparkled and watched us – she always knew when we were up to no good – even before we thought of it!. A teacher – you I am sure, were wonderful and touched the lives of many. You were my safe harbor – you are loved. Rest in Peace, my friend.

  7. She was my life my love my world. I’m so lost without her she is always on my mind and forever in my heart.

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