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Obituary - Juanita Desjarlais

Juanita Desjarlais

1937 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Desjarlais(2019)

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Juanita Wilma Desjarlais, beloved wife of the late Bob Desjarlais (2011) announce her peaceful passing while surrounded by family on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the age of 82 years. Juanita was born on July 2, 1937 in Bowell, Alberta. Throughout her life she resided in Medicine Hat and Redcliff where she was a very active member of both communities. Her dedicated involvement in numerous clubs and organizations earned her to be recognized as an award recipient for both Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year. These were accomplishments she and her family were very proud of! Juanita loved cooking and caring for her family. She also loved Christmas and as the peaceful song Silent Night was being heard, she quietly passed away. Juanita will be remembered by her children, Michelle (Rick), Marcel (Rene), Simone (Norton), Falonne (Rolfe) and Cory; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona and Fay; a sister-in-law, Velma as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Juanita will be silently remembered by her family and friends. Interment will take place in the Redcliff Cemetery at a later date.


  1. Mary Seitz:
    Dec 30, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    So Sorry to hear of your loss. She was a beautiful soul. Remember her smile. HUGS

  2. Melissa Cotten-Young:
    Dec 30, 2019 at 01:17 PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Juanita was a lovely woman.

    Linda Cotten
    Melissa Cotten-Young and family

  3. Brenda L. Desjarlais:
    Dec 30, 2019 at 02:43 PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I will pray for you all 🙏🙏🙏

  4. Allan and Ida Feist and Family:
    Dec 30, 2019 at 03:51 PM

    Auntie Jaunita was a very special lady! I will always remember her as my kind, special, beautiful Aunt! You will all be in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Allan and Ida Feist
    Natile and Jack Trefan
    Rick and Phyllis Feist and family

  5. Norman Wittevrongel:
    Dec 30, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Sorry for your loss. I would see Juanita at Wellington when I played there then saw her again at Sunnyside. She always would talk of old times till lately. She was always happy. Will miss seeing her

  6. Lynn Gordon:
    Dec 31, 2019 at 01:40 AM

    to all the Desjarlais family - so very sorry to hear of your loss ; thinking of you; what a lovely picture !

    Dec 31, 2019 at 09:09 AM

    I was sorry to read of the loss of your mother. My condolences to your family. When I worked in Broadway Pharmacy I always enjoyed visiting with her and your Dad. I always say that everyone's parents get old but our own.

  8. Barry and Gwen Gustafson:
    Dec 31, 2019 at 09:27 AM

    Falonne and Rolfe we send our deepest condolenses. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Barry and Gwen

  9. Douglas Murray:
    Jan 01, 2020 at 02:53 PM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Doug and Cindy

  10. Diana Archer:
    Jan 02, 2020 at 03:19 PM

    Michelle, Rene, Alaina & families: So sorry for your loss of your mother & grandmother. I remember seeing Juanita many times at the Redcliff Legion, she was a wonderful person.

  11. Patti Pancoast:
    Jan 02, 2020 at 05:07 PM

    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Juanita. We know that for a number of years it was difficult for all of you. However, she is now at peace. We will always remember the good times we spent with her and her zest for life. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you. Take care.

    Jay and Patti Pancoast and Family

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