Audrey Coben

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Audrey Alice Coben August 13th, 1932 December 5th, 2010 The passing of Audrey Coben (nee Campbell) occurred, very peacefully, at her residence in Sherbrooke Community Centre on Sunday, December 5th, 2010. Audrey is survived by her brothers Doug (Dorothy), Fred (Lily) and Raymond (Edith) Campbell; sister Dianne Campbell; sisters-in-law Shirley Campbell, Fay Coben-Gardner and Frieda Coben; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey was predeceased by her husband Murray, the love of her life, on April 27th, 2000, after 41 years of marriage; her parents Jim and Alice Campbell; brothers Jim and John; sisters Dorothy, Arlene and Lois; brothers-inlaw Ted Cherry, Bill Osler, Bert and Grant Coben and Jack Tufts; sisters-in-law Muriel Coben and Shirley (Coben) Tufts. Audrey was born in Blutcher, SK and raised in Sutherland by loving parents of a big and happy family of ten children. She finished her high school education at City Park Collegiate and remained in Saskatoon to work as a secretary. Audrey enjoyed competing in sports. In 1947, at the age of 15 she played softball with the Saskatoon Spartans. In 1955, playing with the Saskatoon Ramblers, they won the Western Canadian Senior Women's Championship. Then, in 1959 playing with the Adilman Aces basketball team, they won the Canadian Basketball Championship. Audrey was chosen as one of the five players from the Aces to represent Canada at the Pan American Games in Chicago. For these accomplishments Audrey is a member of the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Audrey also enjoyed curling and was very competitive for many years. Then her love of sports brought her to the game of golf. She found life-long friendships as a member of Holiday Park Golf Course playing in the Ladies League. One of her golf highlights was a Hole-In-One at Holiday Park in June 2001. Audrey enjoyed working at the Cominco Potash Mine for several years. Murray and Audrey led a busy and happy life in Tessier, SK. Their home was noted for its beautiful big yard and plentiful vegetable gardens and fruit trees. In the 1970's along with their good friends Dorothy George and Eileen Josh, they built a cabin at English Bay near La Ronge where they enjoyed many hours of fun and fishing. After retirement Murray and Audrey bought a winter home in Mesa, Arizona where they continued to enjoy golfing and socializing with friends. After Murray's passing, Audrey continued living in Tessier. Then with failing health she moved to Saskatoon until her passing at Sherbrooke. Audrey was very happy with the necessary and compassionate care she received from all the wonderful staff at Reminiscent Way in Sherbrooke. Her family will always be very grateful for the care she received and thanks each and everyone who helped Audrey so much in her final years. A Funeral Service for Audrey will be held Saturday, December 11th, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the Sherbrooke Community Centre (401-Acadia Dr., Saskatoon, SK S7H 2E7) with Rev. Ray Purdie officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Donations in Audrey's memory may be made to Sherbrooke Community Centre or The Alzheimer's Society of Saskatchewan Inc. (207-1020 Tiffin Cres. Saskatoon, SK S7L 6H3). Family and friends may send condolences from the website www.hillcrestmemorial.ca Arrangements are entrusted with David Diakuw. HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME, 477-4400.
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Hillcrest Funeral Home - Saskatoon
8th St. East, 1st right past Briargate Rd.
Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J8
(306) 477-4400
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Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2010
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