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Starlene Star Kaye Dillabaugh

July 25, 1948 - August 14, 2018


Starlene Kaye Dillabaugh

July 25, 1948 – August 14, 2018


Starlene (Star) Dillabaugh passed away peacefully at home with family at her side. Predeceased by her 1st husband, Tony Sutcliffe, she is survived by her husband Conway, daughters Tracey Sutcliffe, Jody Hopwo (Brett) and Tanya Bailey (Clint), stepsons Sean Dillabaugh (Sandy) and Kim Dillabaugh (Bonnie).  Also survived by brother Lamont Selby in Raymond, Alberta, and grandchildren Baylee & Carson Hopwo, Easton & Addyson Bailey, Colby & Brooke Dillabaugh and Ellie & Weston Dillabaugh. Star was born, raised and obtained her nursing credentials in Alberta. She moved to Duncan in 1981 and worked for Doctors Hocker and Leckie for over 20 years.  Very special thanks to Dr. Dan Philippson for his extra care and support. Thanks to Dr. Val Masuda and the chemo staff at CDH and thanks to the health nurses and hospice support staff. A celebration of life is planned for August 21st, 2 to 4 pm at H.W. Wallace Chapel, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Barbara Holland
Relation: friend

Please accept my condolences. Remember the good times, and great memories.

From: Brian & Arlene Kraft
Relation: Friend

Dear Conway, Tracey, Jody, Tanya, Sean, Kim and Families – We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Star was a very special in so many people’s lives and she will live on in all of our memories – and most importantly yours! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time – we Love you All!

From: Mrs. Brenda (nee Quelch) Schuler
Relation: A Friend

I am shocked and very saddened to read of your beloved Star’s passing in the Lethbridge Herald. She was such a sweet and care person she will be truly missed. I grew up with Star when she lived on 9 Ave. So. between 12th St. “A” and 13th Street in Lethbridge Many hours spend with her over those precious years. We had lost touch over the years. I had phoned her when we passed through the Duncan area in Oct. of 1982, Had a very nice visit over the phone as she was heading off to work. Often wonder how her and her family were doing. I did see Trudy or Wendy Jordan over the years and would ask about her. I saw her off & on over the years from her marriage to Tony and when she had her three girls. She live up the street from us years later on 12th Street “A”. She would walk passed our house on her way to work at the hospital and we would see and talk to her then. I also babysat for her on numerous occasions when the girls were very little and when they also lived on 10th Ave. S. After her move to B. C. we did not stay in touch which is a real regret. She was a one in a million and I have always treasured her friendship. One may not see a person for many years but the memories and the person as special as Star has never been forgotten. Memories have flooded back since yesterday when we learned of your loss. I still think of the times Star & Monty would slice potatoes thin and fry them how delicious they were and I still do this once in awhile and remember the fun and laughter we shared. Oh and Monty and his ice cream cones, oh how she would fuss but eat them with the rest of us and her laughter was so sweet, Her beautiful smile was always so close or there. With our Deepest Sympathy thoughts and Prayers being sent your way. Heaven now has a beautiful Angel. Sincerely Brenda (nee Quelch) Schuler (Dick)

From: Wendy Benoit
Relation: friend

Dear Conway, Monty, Tracey, Jody, Tanya families and friends.

When Star moved from Milk River to Lethbridge our homes were across the alley from each other. This proximity initiated a life long friendship as we attended school together and shared our deepest secrets with each other. Our paths crossed again as Star and Conway encouraged us to spend our winters in Viewpoint Park in Mesa, Arizona. Star always worked hard and yet laughed so easily Star was the perfect name as it captured her sparkling eyes and her positive attitude. She will be missed.

Love Remie and Wendy Benoit

From: Wendy HopWo
Relation: Star's Daughter is married to our son.

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Conway and Family .

From: John and Irene Powell
Relation: Friend

We have many fond memories of times spent with Star. Her laughter and smile will be remembered by all those who knew her. She will be missed and our hearts go out to Conway and her family.



From: Evelyn Meredith-Jones
Relation: Friend of a friend.

I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful caring mom. I did not know her well but she was always friendly and kind to me whenever we met. I know that she will be missed by all of you and your families. She put up such a hard fight and now she can rest…

From: Glenda

Conway and family.
So sorry to hear the sad news. Star was a lovely person and I know will be deeply missed. Please know that Jim and I are thinking of you.
Jim and glenda

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