Arleen DAY

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DAY, Arleen Marilyn
Arleen passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the age of 63 years after an illness following surgery at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, SK. Arleen was born in Nokomis General Hospital on March 7, 1949 weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. She was the younger twin to her 7 lbs. 8 oz. brother. They were the only children of Earl and Menitha Fitzsimmons and they enjoyed their childhood in Govan, SK. After finishing high school, Arleen headed for the "big" city where she attended Business College and began her professional career. After marrying on June 12, 1971, Arleen and Dennis set up homemaking in Regina where they raised their two sons, Kent Allan (February 14, 1973) and Mark Darren (May 25, 1975). Arleen worked for the Government of Saskatchewan for her entire professional career. At the tender age of 13 Arleen took to the curling ice. Her career spanned the entire spectrum ranging from social, recreational curling to high-pressure competitive curling, culminating in her 1982 Provincial Championship which ended with a third place finish at the National Scott Tournament of Hearts Women's Championship. After a serious car accident Arleen found a new avenue through which to pursue her passion - the technical aspect of the sport - coaching and officiating. She quickly became a Certified Level 5 Official and over the next 20 years worked at numerous provincial, national and international events, including the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. Eventually Arleen's curling passion had to move over to make room for the new "lights of her life" - her four precious granddaughters. They filled her heart with love, her eyes with twinkles and her voice with praise.
Mourning Arleen's unexpected passing are her husband Dennis; two sons Kent (Donna) Day and Mark Day; four granddaughters Taylor, Casey-Anne, Julia and Eleanor; mother Menitha; twin brother Allan (Penny) Fitzsimmons; nephews Jay (Stephanie) Fitzsimmons and Lane (Tasha) Fitzsimmons; and niece Paige (Christopher McNaught) Fitzsimmons; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and a large number of curlers, curling officials, and broadcasters. Arleen was predeceased by her father, Earl Fitzsimmons; and her in-laws, Cliff and Dorothy Day. A SERVICE TO CELEBRATE ARLEEN'S LIFE will be held at Lakeview United Church, 3200 McCallum Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 7T1. Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to


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Published in The Regina Leader-Post from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2012
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