Darlene Ann Hamilton

October 21, 2019 8 Condolences Print Obituary

1937 -2019

Darlene Hamilton, much loved wife, mother, sister and friend, passed away on October 19, 2019 after living with Alzheimer’s Disease and, more recently, cancer.

She is survived by her husband Hamish (Scotty) of 59 years, daughter Maureen Scott of Calgary, son Stuart (Joanne) of El Dorado Hills, CA, granddaughters Renee, Danielle (Tyler) and Erin, great granddaughter Hayden, sister Pat, brother Mert and many lifelong friends.

She is predeceased by her son-in-law Barry Scott, five brothers and two sisters.

Darlene grew up in Unity, SK and was the first in her family to attend post secondary school, graduating as a nurse in Saskatoon in 1958. She and Scotty married in 1959, and after the birth of their second child
in 1962, the family spent the next 16 years in Ottawa prior to relocating to Edmonton.

With Scotty, she was an avid curler and later a golfer with a short stint at downhill skiing. She started her accounting studies in Ottawa and completed them in Edmonton, achieving her CMA (now CPA) at age 48. A
significant accomplishment of which she and her family were proud. On retirement, she and Scotty were able to enjoy 25 winters in Arizona before her health declined.

A special thank you to the staff at Touchmark for the care and compassion shown not only to Darlene, but to all members of her family. As per Darlene’s wishes, there will be no formal service.

A private gathering will be held at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined.

  1. So very sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. Darlene was a super nice person and neighbour. Our most sincere condolences to you Scotty and your family.

  2. Darlene was such a lovely person and we always enjoyed our many impromptu visits with her while we were neighbours. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family.

  3. Whenever I think of Auntie Darlene it makes me laugh thinking of her and uncle Scotty coming to visit at Cochin sitting on the deck with my mom, Pat and Florence cocktails in hand toasting eachother. The way they laughed and loved eachother and bet “friggin Niggles” when playing cards. Tara, myself and our girls Avery, Qwyn and Ellexa are deeply saddened by auntie Darlene’s passing and wanted yourself, Maureen and Uncle Scotty to know how much she meant to me.

  4. Our sincere condolences, Scotty and family, over the passing of Darlene. Our memories of Darlene are almost exclusively from our frequent contact with her in Arizona during the winter months. She was a beautiful, vivacious lady who also possessed a very sharp mind. It was heartwarming to watch the interaction between you and Darlene as you walked the park daily and never ceased talking as you walked. Your arms and hands were always moving to emphasize the words you were expressing to each other. Sally & I often wondered aloud about the content of your discussions. It was so obvious that, in addition to being husband and wife, you also best friends. Scotty, I admire the way in which you cared for Darlene during the past few years. You will have many happy memories of your lifelong companion.

    With our deepest sympathies,
    Terry and Sally Thompson

    • Very sad to hear of Darlene’s passing. We enjoyed her as a neighbour and friend for many years.
      Scotty, please accept our sincere condolences.
      Dorothy and Keith Macdonald

  5. Sorry to read of Darlene’s passing .From Jacqueline (Hodges )Diploma 1958 USSN

  6. Darlene and I worked together over 35 years ago. We were both ‘mature students’ studying for our accounting degree. Darlene was a few years ahead of me in her studies and became my mentor and friend. She inspired me to keep studying and we eventually attended each other’s graduations. I moved away but we always kept in touch and met up fairly often in Edmonton or Arizona. Darlene was one classy lady, beautiful inside and out, with a great laugh and sense of humour.
    Our sincere condolences to Scotty, Maureen, Stuart and their families.

  7. Scotty &family,
    So very sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. I was very fortunate to have you Scotty & Darlene as neighbours at Lakeview Estates. I have the fondest memories of time spent with you both. Please accept my deepest condolence for your loss, Darlene was a lovely woman.

    Maxine Polowaniuk

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