Catalina "Lena" CLARK
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CLARK, Catalina Elizabeth
April 16, 1976 – September 25, 2016
Catalina Clark (nee Turingan), beloved wife of Cam, passed away on Sunday, September 25 2016. Lena was born in Calgary on April 16, 1976. Lena is survived by her beloved mother Josephine Arcega Turingan-Pearce (Dale); her father William E. Varns III; brother Jonathan Turingan (Kylie) and son Charlie, and brother James Gould (Shoshana); her step-siblings Lucinda, Angell and Ben Pearce; Cam's children Blake Clark (Mandy) and children Charlie, Brynne and Savanna, and Aubrey Clark (Mike), Lindsay Ingram (Chris) and children Andie and Max ; and all her extended family in Canada and the Philippines. Lena was predeceased by her brother William Jr.
After more than two decades of deep friendship, Lena wed the love of her life Cam Clark on December 19, 2015 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Airdrie. In just one highlight of their enduring bond, Cam celebrated Lena's 40th birthday this year by inviting her favourite band to perform a private concert at their ranch. Lena and Cam spent their precious moments together travelling to Europe and elsewhere, fishing, shooting, skiing, golfing, riding and tending to livestock on the ranch.
The eldest of thirteen grandchildren, Lena was always number one to her beloved Grandpa Bill Turingan and grew up doting upon her brothers, nieces, nephews and younger cousins. She gave immense time and energy nurturing their interests and encouraging them throughout their lives. The many who can boast developing deep friendships with Lena know of her generosity and lively sense of humour.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary, Lena worked as a geologist for many years for companies like Fairbourne Energy and Encana. Most recently, Lena's interest was in Smithbilt Hats, and her passion was in the design of their soon to be new location.
A life-long athlete and a fierce competitor, Lena's list of accomplishments are storied. At the age of 18, Lena was the youngest female gold medalist competing with the Canadian National Judo Team, bringing honour to her Calgary dojo Ishiyama. She was a warrior on the soccer field as well, and was proud of her goals (and injuries) competing at many levels in both Canada and Australia. Lena loved riding and took up equestrian sports, winning buckles in team penning.
All in all, there was never a more dynamic, daring and inspiring individual than Lena. It was not possible to meet her and remain unchanged. Those lucky enough to know her continue to resonate with her tremendous energy and passion, and will continue to carry her love on through all the days.
Those who wish to pay loving respects to Lena may attend a Prayer Service on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and a Funeral Mass on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. both held at St. Pauls' Catholic Church (1305 Main St S, Airdrie, AB). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lena's memory to Kid's Cancer Foundation of Alberta 609 - 14 Street NW, Suite 302 Calgary, AB Canada T2N 2A1 To express condolences, please visit:

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Published in Calgary Herald from Sep. 28 to Sep. 30, 2016.
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March 15, 2017
I remember Lena from the Ishi Yama Judo Club days. She was a great teenager and friend of our children. We take this news with great sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Lena, and your family.
Norm and Tibet Blais
Norm Blais
November 23, 2016
Sorry we are late with our condolences Cam, our thoughts have been with you and your family since Lena's passing. Although we only met Lena a few times, she left a great impression on both of us. Her beautiful smile, her energy and kindness will not be forgotten. May all your memories of her help you thru this difficult time.
Dave and Tanna Nakamura
October 27, 2016
Lena was a lovely person and was an excellent judoka. Her fighting spirit will always be remembered. We are sorry to hear of this passing. May she rest in peace.

The members of Hiro's Judo Club
Allan Sattin
October 16, 2016
So sorry for your loss Cam, I understand your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very trying time. Love Gail and family Burns (Strathmore AB)
Gail Burns
October 13, 2016
I'm very sad to hear about Lena. Its been a few years since I saw her last. She was always an incredible person and will not be forgotten.
Max Chan
October 3, 2016
I was very saddened to hear of Lena's passing. I'll remember her fondly having worked with her at Encana and traveling through the wilds of Panama. She was a great girl, always cheerful and full of excitement. Her wonderful personality lit up the room and people loved to be around her. She will be missed. Best wishes and thoughts to her family and friends to get thru this difficult time.
Kris Jewett
October 2, 2016
Cam, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Lena very well, but she always smiled and said hi to me at the pennings and I was looking forward to us penning together. May God bless you and your family at this difficult time.
Darlene Rumbolt
October 2, 2016
My sincerest condolences to Lena's family and friends. Sending you all strength during this time.
Cathy Clark-Schwenning
October 2, 2016
I was so fortunate to meet Lena in our Encana days. My introduction to her she was sporting a bandage on her forehead - a soccer injury. Her comment was " you should see the other player." Lena had an amazing sense of humour. Charisma, intellect a a caring sensibility to her. She commanded the room with her dazzling smile and bright eyes! Her personality was electric. Throughout our friendship I nicknamed her "Zeta" as she reminded me of the actress Catherine Zeta Jones and believe me she was a star in her own right. I am so deeply saddened to hear of her passing but I know she will be as enchanting in her new journey as she was on earth. My sincere condolences to Cam, Jonathan and her friends and family. Rest in peace sweet Zeta.
Heather Robertson
October 2, 2016
Cam, we where very saddened to here of Lena`s passing. May you draw strength from your memory's with Lena, to get you through this sad time.
Mike & Gerardine Tuohy
October 2, 2016
Cam, We were saddened to hear of the loss of your wife. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Keith & Christine Robinson
October 1, 2016
My deepest condolences to all her loved ones. Lena was full of such energy and love! Her bright spark will be sorely missed. I was blessed to have met her.
Melanie Love
October 1, 2016
Jody and Janna Brown
September 30, 2016
Josie, our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Mely and Jesus Lopez, Calgary, Alberta
Mely Lopez
September 30, 2016
Cam, Sincere condolences to you and your family on Lena's passing. We only knew Lena through Rochelle, our daughter. She spoke so highly of you both. Lena will be truly missed by many people whose life she touched.
Cecile & Al Roy
September 30, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Lena and have very fond memories of her. She was a beautiful kind soul. Sending love and light
Susan James
September 30, 2016
Cam, our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Scott & Debbie Schotanus
September 30, 2016 deepest condolences on your loss. May the support from from your own family, your extended family and many close friends help you through this very difficult time and personal loss.
John B. MacDonald
September 30, 2016
My sincere condolences to Lena's family. I had the great fortune of getting to know Lena in High School in Calgary. Her energy was infectious and certainly illuminated any room she was in. A tragic loss but all of us have been blessed by her friendship.
Darcy Paulsen
September 30, 2016
Cam & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kirk Moore
September 29, 2016
To Cam and all the family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Lena will be in your hearts forever.
Denise Murray Billy Gladstone
September 29, 2016
Prayers and Condolences to the family and friends of Catalina Clark.
Wayne and Dolores Mac Gillivary
September 29, 2016

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope all the love and support around you helps you and your family get through this difficult time.
Erick Mah
September 29, 2016
Cam, very sorry to hear of your loss and on behalf of the entire Calgary Stampede organization I pass on condolences and please know our thoughts are with at this time.

Bill Gray
September 29, 2016
Dear Cam and Family;
We are saddened to learn of Catalina's passing. We, unfortunately did not know Catalina well, as I tired from The Stampede before we met Cam and Catalina. STAMPEDE folks have mentioned that we missed a wonderful
experience ,by not getting to know Catalina better

God be with Catalina.....God Bless Cam and family. May memories of the wonderful times you have enjoyed together in the you through this difficult time.

Don and Nell Jacques
September 29, 2016
So very saddened to know our little Lena lost her battle.
Brave soul and kind and loving friend, I will miss you always.

Thoughts and prayers to all who love her.
Lana Dionne
September 29, 2016
My deepest condolences to you Cam. Our thoughts and prayer are with you at this difficult time.
Pat and Lidia Gradilone
September 29, 2016
I am so sad to hear of Lena's passing. I played on a soccer team with her a couple times and so enjoyed her heart and winning spirit. It is a cruel world when someone so young and so kind is taken so young. My thoughts are with all Lena's family and friends.
Lesley Scullion
September 29, 2016
Cam & family, we are so sorry for your loss & are thinking of you at this very sad time
Martin & Louise Lampard
September 29, 2016
Very sorry to hear of Lena's passing. She was an incredible person who will always have a place in our hearts.
It was my pleasure to know her for the time that I did. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Sean Dalziel
September 29, 2016
Cam, we are very sorry to hear of your loss.

Barry and Debbie Scott and Family
September 29, 2016
Cam: We were so sorry to hear of
Lena's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
Roy &. Inez Jardine
Roy & Inez Jardine
September 29, 2016
Lena and I met in a Kelowna hotel pool before grade 3 and became fast friends. I will never forget her beautiful smile, warm heart and killer soccer skills! While we hadn't seen or talked in years, she left an imprint on my heart that I will carry forever.
Allison Quinton (Hodgson)
September 29, 2016
Such a devastating loss, she will be missed dearly. She truly was such a beautiful soul who touched so many lives. My heart and prayers go out to Josie, Jon, James and the rest of the family during this heart breaking time.
Marva Moriyama
September 29, 2016
Oh Josie, words cannot begin to express how we feel. We are sorry and saddened by this news. Our Prayers are going out to you and your wonderful family. Much Love.
Cheryl & Ivan Baharally
September 28, 2016
So sorry for your loss, Cam...
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dustin Thompson
September 28, 2016
Josie and family, I'm so sorry for your lost. This is a very difficult time for you and your family. May she rest in peace in heaven. God bless you all.
Julius Corsino
September 28, 2016
Sincere condolences Cam - we're saddened to hear this news. May memories of your time together bring you some comfort.
Barb and Dave Poulsen
September 28, 2016
Sending my deepest condolences to Cam, Josie and Dale, Jon, and James. It truly was a privelage and a blessing to have met Lena and to have her in my life. We had a lot of truly wonderful years together and I'm extremely grateful to have known her. I want to extend my sincere sympathy to Lena's extensive family and friends.
God Bless.
Burdine Rex
September 28, 2016
Cam we are so very sorry for your loss of Lena. Having coffee with you and her at the hospital that one day was all the time we needed to see that she indeed was a very special lady and beautiful soul. Our sincere sympathy on her passing.
Gordon and Joanne Bussey
Gordon / Joanne Bussey
September 28, 2016
Cam and family
Thinking about you at this sad time
Doug, Kelli Hale and family
September 28, 2016
I met Lena in junior high school and I have good memories of her back then. I am very sorry to hear about her passing. My condolences to her family during this difficult time.
Paul Higgins
September 28, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you Cam and the rest of the family. My deepest condolences!
Kerri Roe
September 28, 2016
Josie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this very sad and difficult time. Baby Lena is an angel with God now resting in peace. Sending big hugs. God bless.
Jing Sanchez
September 28, 2016
Our prayers and condolences to the family. May the Holy Spirit be upon you all at this time of loss. From Sally Corsino and family
Sally Legaspi
September 28, 2016
Rest In Peace!
Deo Madrid
September 28, 2016
Josie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you & your family.
Deo Madrid
September 28, 2016
So sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you and all your family during this trying time. Gord & Margaret Burrell.
Gord Burrell
September 28, 2016
Our thoughts are with you Cam.
Sorry for your loss.
Gerry & Marilyn Keck
September 28, 2016
Dear Cam, family, extended family, friends, Lena is such a breath of fresh air, she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. We are so very saddened by the loss of such a vibrant woman. The Gates of Heaven opened wide to welcome a beautiful Lena, her bright eyes and beautiful smile will always be with us. Love, Your Friends, Stan and Janey Grad
September 28, 2016
It was with great sadness that we learned of Lena's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through the trying times.

Joyce and Leo Shewchuk
September 28, 2016
Cam so sorry to hear of Lena's passing. Our thoughts go out to you and your family. Sincerely Norm and Katherine Breadner
Norm Breadner
September 28, 2016
Very sad news Cam...Our hearts go out to you and your family.
Bob & Dawn Dyck
Bob Dyck
September 28, 2016
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly amazing and kind person.
Rob & Jenn Foster
September 28, 2016
So sorry for your loss Cam , she was a beautiful woman !
Dean Lindberg
September 28, 2016
Cam, our thoughts, prayers and love to you on the loss of your beloved wife and companion, Lena. She could brighten any room with her smile, charm and conversation. Deepest sympathies, Christine and Ric McIver
September 28, 2016
We are deeply saddened to learn of Lena's passing. We send our sincere sympathy at this most difficult time.
The Palmer Family
September 28, 2016
Josie, I am so sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to know Lena and I am so sorry that she's gone. She was an incredible woman. You are in my thoughts are prayers, my friend.
Leslie Hauser
September 28, 2016
Greg & Donna Sokolik
September 28, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I will forever remember Lena's kindness and generous heart. My thoughts are with all of her family during this time.
Jenny Filipchuk
September 28, 2016
Josie & Dale,
My deepest sympathies for your loss. It was with shock and dismay that I read of Lena's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ~ Sandy Shirley
Sandy Shirley
September 28, 2016
Cam. I am so sorry to read about Lena's passing. I'm sure your heart is filled with much sorrow, may that sorrow soon be replaced by fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pam and Duve Lang
September 28, 2016
I am sorry to hear of Lena's passing. I was one of many that had the fortunate opportunity to call her a teammate. She was intense, her energy infectious, and her dedication appreciated.

My thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

PS - You will stay on my mind Lena, especially when on the soccer field.
S Kerekes
September 28, 2016
All my love to Lena's family and to Cam. Lena was a big part of my life growing up and will forever be in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.
Lisa Starchuk
September 28, 2016
My heart goes out to Lena's family and friends. I remember her as an incredible girl... Full of energy and smiles for all those around her. A vibrant life worth celebrating!
Shara Tamagi
September 28, 2016
My condolences to her family. I went to high school with Lena and know that she was a good person. I'm sorry for your loss.
Dave Clark
September 28, 2016
After a long hard ride, we hope his is sitting at a warm campfire resting I peace. We will always remember her great smile and how she always made us feel welcome at the Cabin.
Karl & Wendy Fraser
September 28, 2016
Cam and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you.
Neal and Kelly Hare
September 28, 2016
I don't have the words the words to discribe the loss of Lena!
Paul Knoll ( Sensei )
September 28, 2016
Deb Rowland
September 28, 2016
Lena's passing shows just how unfair life can sometimes be. I met Lena when she came to the Ishi Yama Judo club. She was a true fighter with one of the biggest hearts i have ever seen. She became one of my best friends and i will forever miss her. My heart goes out to everyone who was lucky enough to have Lena touch their lives. Love you Lena
Colin Morgan
September 28, 2016
My condolences to Cam and family
Lynn Beattie
September 28, 2016
Cam,Aubrey,Blake,Mandy& all the family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. I am sure Lena will be remembered forever in your hearts.
JoAnn Jones
September 28, 2016
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Cam & Lena's family - May you find strength in the coming days from your love
McHugh Ranch
September 28, 2016
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Cam and family. We were fortunate to have known such a beautiful woman. Memories will be cherished of the times we spent together at the lake.
Bill and Lori Baxter
September 28, 2016
Dan and Kelly Patience
September 28, 2016
It is with a heavy heart that I say good bye to a wonderful friend and colleague. As a touching and warm hearted person on so many levels she will be missed not only by myself and by my family but all those that have been fortunate enough to have met her. My warmest and deepest condolences to her family and especially to Cam as I know that the time spent with Lena was precious but cut way to short.
Mike Robinson
September 28, 2016
Sandra Clipperton
September 28, 2016
We are so sorry to hear of Lena's passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly. Our sympathy goes out to all of her family.
Shirley and Patrick Heft
September 28, 2016
Our entire family would like to express our deepest sympathies. Lena was Luke's godmother. When he was first born prematurely, Lena visited NICU every day, and then when he was a colicky baby, she was one of the only people that would hold him so that I could have a break. She had a kind, loving heart and I treasure those ten Years that we spent out at dinners, dancing, on trips, and playing with the kids. Although circumstances meant that we have lost touch these last four or five years, she will always be a part of our lives and we will tell Luke what a vibrant and caring woman she was. Love to all of you in this heartbreaking time.
Paula Michetti
September 28, 2016
So sorry for your loss. May the love of your family and friends support you through these difficult times.
Linda and Frank Hvidsten
September 28, 2016
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bill and Sherri Turnull
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