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CARDNO, Chelsea Jean

October 2, 1990 — June 14, 2022

It is with devastated hearts that the family of Chelsea Jean Cardno announces her tragic passing.

Chelsea was born and raised in Kelowna BC and graduated from Kelowna Secondary School in 2008.  In October of 2014, Chelsea moved to Calgary and more recently finished her diploma to become a rehabilitation assistant. Chelsea returned home to Kelowna and completed her practicum in March of 2022.  Chelsea was very proud of this moment as it was something she had wanted to do for a very long time.

Chelsea was an accomplished figure skater and competed in a number of provincial and national competitions.  She was a loving daughter, sister, niece, aunty, cousin, and a fierce friend to those she held close.

Chelsea was a bright light with a huge smile and a laugh that was so contagious you couldn’t help being drawn to her. She learned over the years to just accept the teasing from her dad and brother and to laugh along which sometimes was difficult to do as she tended to wear her heart on her sleeve.

Her beloved dog JJ was everything to her and was the first dog that belonged just to her.  The day they went missing they were doing what they loved, out together walking, playing fetch, and enjoying each other’s company, and even in the rain, it was something that they always did.  We are hoping they are together watching over all of us.

Chelsea is survived by her parents Diane Francis (Dave Harrison, Susan), Chuck Cardno (Chrystal Wells), brother Scott Cardno (Bryony Battis, children William, Theo, and Maisie), Aunty Michele Horsley (Del), cousins Tanya Rudolph (Jarret, children Mason and Avery), cousin Daryl Horsley (Charisse, children Dalton and Kiya), grandfather Doug Francis (Lorraine Kennedy); Chelsea’s family from Scotland Uncles Alan Cardno, William Cardno (Allison), cousin Kim Cowie (Keith, children Jay and Cerys), and aunt Linda Yeats.

Chelsea is predeceased by both her grandmothers, Jean (d.1987) and Sheila (d.1994); paternal Grandfather William (d. 2013); and  Cousin Steve (d. 2021).

There will be a celebration of Chelsea’s life on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that everyone bring an item to donate to Paws It Forward Dog Rescue, www.pawsitforward.org, in honour of Chelsea’s JJ.

Rest easy our sweet angel.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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The service for CARDNO, Chelsea Jean is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Devyn says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family of Chels. She was so loved and touched the hearts of so many! She was truly one of a kind. She will be missed tremendously.
    Here is a picture of us just before her 30th birthday.
    (Far left – Priscilla, Myself, Rae, & Chels )
    With Love,
    Devyn Baldwin

  • Sonja Robertson says:

    My Heart hurts when I look at her picture. Gone to early. My condolences go out to all her family and friends. I hope Chelsea and JJ are reunited and are looking down on all of you. I will never be able to walk down mission creek without thinking of both of them. Love and Hugs ♥️🐾❤️

  • Amanda Baird Louvros says:

    Our condolences to Chelsea’s family. She was such a kind person and will be greatly missed.

  • Thelma Coetzee says:

    Chelsea and JJ touched everyone’s hearts, from near and far. Condolences to her family and friends. They will never be forgotten. May the beautiful memories you have of the both of them stay with you forever 🙏💕😪

  • Renee Armeneau says:

    Mission Creek Park, for me, will forever be remembered as a place where our community pulled together to search for Chelsea & JJ. It hurts my heart to drive by and remember the tragedy that happened there but I am also thankful for the closure for the family. Diane and family, I am truly sorry for your loss and think about you all daily. Hugs to you all during this very difficult time ❤️🐾

  • Bruce & Elly Zozman says:

    Diane & family, we send you our heartfelt condolences, may your beautiful little girl RIP.

  • Wendy Harris says:

    May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.

  • Dorothy Donaldson says:

    Thinking of you at this time with love

  • Deanne Biron says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Chelsea and JJ. I did not know Chelsea but from everything I read, I understand what a special spirit she was. This world is missing her fabulous energy and light. My prayers and thoughts are with all the Cardno family and friends. I hold you all in my heart.

  • lisa kaban says:

    A dog lover I heard your story, please accept my deepest condolence, so beautiful your daughter.

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