Dana Rachael HANKINS

Dana Rachael Hankins passed away suddenly at the age of 26 in Calgary, Alberta on July 5, 2008 and is already missed by all those who loved her deeply.

She is survived by her mother Dianne Hankins, her father and stepmother Larry and Darlene Hankins, her sister Bree, her grandmother Lorraine Kehler, her grandmother Ada Hankins, step-grandmother Cathy Hankins; stepmother Gail Salmon, her aunt June (Ron) Freeman, her aunt Kathy (Greg) Stern, her uncle Ken (Cheryl) Kehler, and numerous cousins.

She is also survived by step siblings, Tank and Michael (Mae) Winters, Wendy (Olivier) Bullion Winters, Adam (Tracy), Sam (Kim) and Jamie (Lisa) Legg, and several step-nieces and -nephews. In addition, she has left behind a million friends whose lives she touched.

Dana was predeceased by her grandfathers Henry Kehler and Ernie Hankins.

Dana was dedicated to her work and never gave less than a 110 percent. She moved to Calgary two years ago to help her mom in Taco Time and started a career at Bluenotes in Chinook Mall, where she blossomed.

Her passions were her friends, her computer, and photography.

Dana made the world a better place with her contagious smile and her ability to make people feel good. To know her was to love her. She was a bright shining star who could light up any room she was in. She always gave generously of herself and her possessions. Dana never judged anyone and her open heart greeted everyone she met. Dana approached the world with wide-eyed enthusiasm. She was a devoted daughter, sister and friend.

In lieu of flowers, donations would appreciated to any animal shelter.

A memorial service in celebration of Dana’s life will be held Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm at Central Community Church. A reception will follow in the church gymnasium.