An Alberta family from Big Valley is suffering after a huge loss last month.

A benefit has been organized for Josh Harden and his three young children after the sudden passing of his wife and their mother Jamie Harden. 

Jamie suddenly passed away Feb. 4, 2024, and she was known not just as a pillar of the community but also the rodeo community from afar.

Friends have started an online benefit auction to support husband Josh Harden and their three young ones, Tyke, Hunter and Sadie.

The online auction kicked off on Wednesday Feb. 8 and will run for two weeks until Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. MST.

A trust account has also been set up for monetary donations through e-transfer at with all funds raised going to the family to use for various expenses.

For auction items they are asking you to please send the following to T.J. Brown or Paige Jones:

  • a short description of the item
  • a photo (is possible)
  • company or name of the person making the donation
  • contact person's name and phone number

Brown and Jones can be reached on Facebook or at the following phone numbers:
T.J. Brown: 403.596.5329
Paige Jones: 403.740.4863

Auction items will close at 1 p.m. MST on Wednesday Feb. 21 with items going to the highest bidder on the event page only.