Colleen Klein, wife of the former premier of Alberta, dies at the age of 83

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Colleen Klein, wife of former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, has died after months of ill health.


Teresa Klein, the couple’s daughter, made the announcement on social media Tuesday, saying the 83-year-old passed away peacefully in the early morning.

“Colleen’s presence in our lives was a source of endless love and warmth. Her compassionate spirit and dedication to helping others were hallmarks of her character,” Teresa said of her mother in a statement to the media on Tuesday evening.

In 2005, Ralph and Colleen Klein were visited by Queen Elizabeth II during the Alberta Legislature.

The Canadian Press

“Although she is no longer with us, Colleen’s essence will live on in the hearts of all who knew her, leaving a legacy of love and cherished memories. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.”

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Colleen was known for her many charities. Her husband Ralph died in 2013.

The family said there will be no service at Colleen’s request and they ask for privacy during this difficult time.

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