Merna Rae Hart, beloved wife of the late Kennan Austin Hart, Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on November 26, 2018.
Merna is survived by her children, Ken Jr. (Ann), Jim (Heather), Rick (Wendy), Lori (Tony) and Ryan (Crystal). She was predeceased by her daughter Joanne , grandson Derek, and great granddaughter Olivia. Merna is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Merna was born in Raymond Alberta on December 8, 1932, the tenth of twelve children born to John H. Blackmore and Emily (Woolley) Blackmore At the age of three Merna moved with her family to Cardston, where she lived until her marriage to Ken on September 24, 1952. From that time on they lived happily in Fort Macleod until failing health made a move necessary in 2017. Growing up, Merna excelled in sports such as basketball and bowling. She enjoyed participating in many local theatre productions and over the years accumulated a large inventory of costumes and props which she willingly shared with others. Merna believed in being an active participant in the community and enjoyed being a part of many groups, choirs, and clubs. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served in many capacities. She always put family first, and willingly sacrificed her own time and energy on their behalf. Her kindness, compassion and devotion will be truly missed by all who knew her.