Obituaries

Cindy Dalagan

27/08/1986 - 01/06/2020

Obituary for Cindy Dalagan

August 27, 1986 – June 1, 2020

A very beautiful soul has finally come home peacefully to be with her Creator on June 1, 2020 at Prairie Lake Hospice in Grande Prairie, Alberta after a year of battling cancer with her beloved friends by her side.

Her life journey began on August 27, 1986 in Pampanga, Philippines through her parents Arturo and Lorna Dalagan which has gone to the Lord before her many years ago and now she is re-united with them. She was a very loving sister to her brothers Alvin and Aljon, sister-in-law Gladys P. Ramos, and her niece Atalya Khalif whom made her smile and happy all the time. Her love for her family was always a priority for her after God, Jesus Christ.

Cindy grew up in Pampanga and finished her school years in the same city. She went to school with her life-long best friend April Dumandan since secondary grade, and both of them came to Canada to work and reside permanently. She was a very good friend, kind hearted and had touched so many lives in her own very special way.

She loved to soak in God’s presence through Christian worship songs and played it with her guitar and keyboard. She had loved travel and food adventures, get-togethers, bonding with co-workers and friends and enjoyed playing volleyball.

Cindy will be missed by so many, remembered for her beautiful smile and very joyful spirit as selfless, kind and soft hearted. She will be mostly remembered that she fought the good fight, finished the race and she kept her faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, our Alpha and Omega, The Beginning, The End.

Many thanks to all of the staff at Prairie Lake Hospice, to Laurel her Home Care Nurse, to all the medical and nursing staff who participated in Cindy’s care, to Pastor Charlotte and all of Victory Church, thank you for the prayers and spiritual guidance in Cindy’s life journey.

At Cindy’s request, she will be cremated with no viewing and she will be sent home to her Brothers in the Philippines to be laid along with her parents.

Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will be held privately by invitation only on Saturday June 6th, 2020. A livestream will be available for those of you who wish to participate virtually at 3pm on the Bear Creek Funeral Home YouTube page.

She asked for memorial donations be made in her memory to Victory Church, Grande Prairie (7702 100 Street Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 5J2)

Your life is a blessing, your memory was a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure by all of us ♥

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com

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We've been frends here at pampanga.. I wil missed you.. You are always in my heart no matter what.. God bless you.. Condolence alvin en aljon...
- Kate perez
My thoughts and prayers are with her family and fiends . She was always happy every time I saw her . I will miss her smile . Fly with the angels
- Jane Howell
I still can't believe you are gone, just the thought of you being with the creator is a relieved, we may not have Short friendship but one of the truest and honest friendship. You have touch my soul in many ways. You are indeed a fighter. Thank you for the friendship and for loving and caring for my kids. You will be miss. Have a safe journey sweet Cindy. We love you.
- Jennifer molino
Our deepest sympathies to Cindy's family and friends. She was a lovely shining light while we knew her...may God comfort you during your time of sorrow.
- Bernadette
I will miss her enthusiasm and charisma on everything she did. She was so full of life and made everyone happy when she was around them. Beautiful inside and out and had an amazing heart for the people she cared for and love. Always remembered and in our hearts.
- Teresa Lange
Cindy was always smiling and very happy person I always looked forward to seeing her and joking with her. God bless you my friend
- Pete Barteaux

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A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one, to share cherished memories and celebrate their life. A funeral is a vital first step to help the bereaved heal after the loss of someone special.

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