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Born: Apr 04, 1937

Date of Passing: Jan 20, 2023

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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Darlene (nee Green) Wakefield at her residence in Fairview personal care home.
Mom passed at age 85 on January 20, 2023.
Darlene was born April 4, 1937, in Ashville, MB.
The family moved to Ocre River where she finished her schooling before moving to Brandon to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. During her nursing training she met her future husband, Douglas Wakefield.
Darlene and Douglas were married April 15, 1961 in the Ocre River and settled in Brandon, MB.
Darlene was a nurse at the Western Medical Clinic, old Assiniboine Hospital, Central Park Lodge, insurance medicals, and finished her career on A2 at the new Assiniboine Centre.
Darlene enjoyed time with her family and later she loved to watch curling and baseball.
Darlene was always a giver whether it was her family or the patients she looked after. She always had a smile, she never complained and liked to have fun. Darlene was predeceased by her parents Ross and Elizabeth Green, her husband Douglas, brother Mervyn and several brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.
She is survived by daughters Brenda (Jerry) of Brandon, MB, Cheryl (Darren) Westbank, BC, grandchildren Tristin (Amanda), Stephanie (Andrew), Sara (Guy), great-grandchildren Elli, and Dawsyn.
Funeral will be held January 30, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 3881 Park Ave in Brandon, MB.

As published in Brandon Sun on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • While growing up, Darlene and Doug Wakefield were my parents’ closest friends. For me, they were every bit as much of an aunt and uncle as my related ones and were bestowed the same titles accordingly. I felt Aunty Darlene’s nurturing care whenever I was injured-which was often due to illness. She was kind and tender but also firm when warranted- usually when I wouldn’t finish my supper, brush my teeth, or quit giggling at bedtime during sleepovers. Also, I witnessed the enduring heartful friendship she shared with my mom. After my mom passed, Aunty Darlene comforted me with fond memories and sage guidance. My love and respect for Auntie Darlene and Uncle Doug have no bounds. My life is richer because of them. Much love to Brenda and Cheryl and the grandkids. - Posted by: Cori Doan (Family friend) on: Jan 30, 2023

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