Obituary of Leona Marlene Capeling
Leona Marlene Capeling
(March 3, 1950 - August 7, 2023)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our dear sister Leona. Yet, it is with great joy that she has gone home to be with the Lord and her husband Glen, her mother Ruby, who passed away in March of this year, and whom she missed so very much, as well as her father Arnold, who passed away in 1987.
Leona passed away on August 7, 2023 at the age of 73 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose, Alberta. She was also born in St. Mary’s Hospital on March 3, 1950 to Arnold and Ruby Borgstrom. She was the fourth daughter in a family of seven girls.
We would like to share a bit of a glimpse into who our sweet Sissy was. Leona was always a bit of a rascal, living life on her own terms whenever possible. She could light up a room with her presence and was always willing to help you in whatever way she could. Leona was a Christian, which was reflected in how she was one of the most generous people you could ever meet. She had a wonderful sense of humour and could be quite the talker at times, using her favourite saying, “just one more thing”.
Although Leona struggled for many years with poor health and the complexities that come with chronic illnesses, she still managed to enjoy living a simple life, and it was the little things that brought her joy, such as lounging in her hoodie jacket and sweat pants, eating a Kit Kat chocolate bar and drinking a Diet Pepsi.
She will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched.
Left to cherish her memory are her sisters Orlene (Ted) Wigglesworth; Myrna (Dale) Fankhanel; Linda (Terry) Jones; Jeannie Bell; Karen Bowes; and Terrie (Alan) Luckwell; numerous nieces and nephews; and her good friend Nora.
Leona was predeceased by her husband Glen Capeling; her parents Arnold Borgstrom and Ruby Borgstrom (Martin); and her brother-in-law Terry Bell.
A Celebration of Life was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at the Burgar Memorial Chapel, 4817 - 51 Avenue Camrose, officiated by Rev. Ted Wigglesworth.