Pauline Warren (Svab) of Pincher Creek, Alta., beloved wife of the late Mr. Clarence Keith Warren, passed away on Aug. 14, 2023, at the age of 89.
Pauline is survived by her daughters: Veronica Warren (Ken Hanna), Paula Warren (Tobias Gelber), Gail Ames (Larry Ames). Her sons: Bruce Warren (Febri Warren), Doug Warren (Lorelei Schmidt-Warren) and Randolf (Randy) Rodden-Warren (predeceased). Grandchildren: Kaelan Hanna-Warren, Landon Warren, Cassandra Killins, Tyler Ames, Wade Ames, Scott Warren, Craig Warren, Clarice Warren, Nicholas Warren, Kristen Warren, Ellen Warren, Sara-Lynn McKenzie, Amanda Warren. As well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families.
Pauline was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Maria Svab; husband, Clarence Keith Warren; brother, Michael Svab; infant sister; son, Randy Rodden-Warren; and grandchildren, Miranda, and Matthew Warren.
Pauline was born in Papin, Czechoslovakia, on April 24, 1934, to parents Michael and Maria Svab and moved to Canada when she was about a year and a half. Pauline’s family was very active in the Pincher Creek community, owning a farm, a shoe shop and M&M Motors.
Pauline graduated from St. Michael’s School and went on to attend Mount Royal College in Calgary for business. After working in Calgary for several years she returned to Pincher Creek, where she worked at Turcott Law Office.
On June 22, 1968, Pauline married Clarence Keith Warren, blending two families and adding two more children. The Warrens became a busy family of six. Pauline was a dedicated and loving mother with endless energy for her demanding family.
Upon retirement, Pauline did not slow down. She was one of the founding members and driving forces of the Pincher Planters, beautifying the town with gardens. Pauline was known to carry garden clippers in her purse, just in case. She and Keith planted trees and developed many gardens at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village and were avid volunteers there.
The family is forever grateful for the unprecedented kindness and friendship in recent years of Jackie Wiens.
A funeral mass took place on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Pincher Creek, Alta. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek. A reception was held at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Pincher Planters, PO Box 2932, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0; or to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, PO Box 1226, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home.