Obituaries

Leona Jean Sorgaard

02/03/1963 - 20/01/2023

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Obituary For Leona Jean Sorgaard

With heavy hearts we announce the untimely passing of Leona Jean Sorgaard on January 20 at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital at the age of 59 surrounded by family.

She was born in Neepawa Manitoba on March 2, 1963 was the eldest of four girls to Neil and Jean Thiessen. She grew up in Manitoba until age of 13 when the family moved to Wembley, Alberta. Where she attended Wembley school and then went on to Beaverlodge high school where many friendships were made. She worked for Zellers during her high school years, then went on to work for a while before attending Fairview College for a parts ticket. From there she worked for Prairie Truck and Trailer. After that she went to West Country Products where she met her future husband. She got married May 25 in 1991 to Edward Sorgaard in Grande Prairie.

Leona was known for her kindness and love of people and animals. In 2009 she started working at Maxim storage where she spent the next 14 years working and enjoying meeting a variety of people who came through their doors. She would always strike up a conversation with anyone she came across. She had crocheted many baby blankets over the years and had gifted many.

She leaves to morn her husband Edward Sorgaard, her children Kayce Sorgaard and Ryan Sorgaard, her grandchildren Haakon Sorgaard and Trygve Sorgaard, parents Neil and Jean Thiessen, sisters Janice (Byron) Roberts, Doris (Rob) Schallhorn, Debbie (Travis) Rusling, father in law Chester Sorgaard, sister in law Trina (Jeff) Meyaard and extensive nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held at Bear Creek Funeral Home on Friday January 27, 2023 from 6-7pm (11802 99 Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta).

A funeral service for Leona will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Calvary Lutheran Church (101 Avenue LaGlace, Alberta) at 11am.

Where Leona had such a love for animals, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue Association at bandagedpaws.org and use the ATB Cares donate button (Bandaged Paws receives 100% of the donation and ATB will match 15% of every dollar donated). You may also send an e-transfer to admin@bandagedpaws.org. Memorial donations may also be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church at PO Box 204 LaGlace, Alberta T0H 2J0.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

Services

27 Jan

Visitation

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
28 Jan

Funeral Service

11:00 AM

Calvary Lutheran Church LaGlace, AB Get Directions »
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  • 01/28/2023

    Our sincerest condolences to the family of Leona, whose bright light will be missed — a loving auntie to her nieces and nephews and so kind and giving to her sisters as well. Her artisan luxury crochet creations live on and two of her gorgeous blankets are truly appreciated in our home as they showcase her skilled work and the generosity of her time to create.

  • 01/27/2023

    Kayce I was so very saddened to hear about your mother' s passing. Your mom was extremely supportive and active in your education and so very proud of you and Ryan. I have fond memories chatting with your mom at school and later on when you graduated. Sending warm hugs to you, Ryan and your dad. Sincerely Mona Shaw

  • 01/27/2023

    My deepest sympthay to Edward, Kayce, Ryan and family. My heart breaks for your loss. Leona was always ready to lend a helping hand at school. Anytime I needed assistance she was only a phone call away. Her children ( Kayce and Ryan) were always a priority. I loved her smile and positive attitude. She will be dearly missed. Sending lots of love and hugs to you Kayce and Ryan. Words just never seem to be enough. Sharron Graham

  • 01/26/2023

    Ed, Kayce and Ryan sending our condolences to you all. Leona was a kind and very friendly lady. She will be missed but never forgotten. Praying for you all during this difficult time. May all the special memories you have bring healing to your hearts. John, Norma Huffman and family

  • 01/26/2023

    Edward and family, my thoughts are with you at this time, you have many fond memories.

  • 01/25/2023

    Edward, Kaycee, Ryan and families please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We were so happy that Leona got to go on that dream cruise to the Mediterranean with Ryan. She was beaming when we talked her to about it in November. Leona was such a thoughtful and caring person and you have so many special memories together.

  • 01/25/2023

    My deepest Sympathy and prayers for you and your family , I knew her when she sold Avon ,we always enjoyed the the we could catch up when we saw one another .Shirley birkeland

  • 01/25/2023

    I am so sorry to the family of Leona's. She was a wonderful person and her kindness will be missed. My condolences to the family. ❤ Kaylee

  • 01/25/2023

    Ed, Kayce, Ryan and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are going through. Leona and I always had such a great time going out for dinner, chatting. She was one of my best friends.

  • 01/25/2023

    My deepest thoughts & prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Leona always had a smile on her face and always made you feel a part of whatever was going on at that moment.

  • 01/25/2023

    Sorry for your loss Edward

  • 01/24/2023

    Sorry for your loss Edward and Family Bud Olsson

  • 01/24/2023

    Deepest condolences to all of the family. Leona was just a light. I loved chatting with her every time I ran into her, I will miss her.

  • 01/24/2023

    Our Heartfelt Condolences and Deepest Sympathies to Edward and all the rest of the Sorgaard and Thiessen Families. Leona will be missed by all who knew her. Cliff & Jeanette Nyberg

  • 01/24/2023

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Richard Stedel

  • 01/24/2023

    I am so sorry for your loss. Hold tight to the memories. Will continue to hold your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • 01/24/2023

    Deepest sympathy to Edward and family. Leona was such a lovely person. Kathy Green

  • 01/24/2023

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to all.

  • 01/24/2023

    I will miss Leona's smile and chats whenever I went to Maxim. She was so sweet and helpful. Always. I'm so sorry. Wendy Szakacs.

  • 01/24/2023

    Deepest sympathy to Edward and family. Let your wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time.

  • 01/23/2023

    Deepest sympathy Edward, Kayce and Ryan From Darrel & Doreen

  • 01/23/2023

    My sincerest condolences are extended to the Sorgaard and Thiessen families over the tragic loss of Leona. I was hoping and praying for Leona and your family when I saw you at the hospital and now I express my deepest sympathies to you.

  • 01/23/2023

    We are so very sorry to hear this news. Rob and I lived on the block for 18 years. Leona always babysat our cats. They loved her. Leona was always so willing to lend anyone a hand. She was always was willing to lend a hand. I am so so very sorry for her family.

  • 01/23/2023

    Our sympathies to Edward and the family. Rhonda (Halwa) & Henry Pelster

  • 01/23/2023

    Leona was a bright light with a warm, inviting smile when I recently saw her in November. She will be sadly missed and never forgotten. My sympathies to Edward. Ryan, Kaycee and families. Wendy Logergren 🙏

  • 01/23/2023

    Our deepest sympathies Edward and family May your memories help ease the pain 💕 DArcy & Janice

  • 01/23/2023

    Our deepest sympathy to Edward, Kayce, Ryan and Uncle Neil, Auntie Jean and families. All our love ❤️ Claude & Kim

  • 01/23/2023

    To Ed & family, my deepest sympathy to you all. I worked with Leona at West Country - really enjoyed her sunny disposition. She will be greatly missed. Love LevolaSedore

  • 01/23/2023

    Sending our deepest sympathies to all our family. Cherish all those precious memories of Leona ❤️❤️Sending warm hugs to all. Love Willie, Diane, Erin and Kristen 💐❤️

  • 01/23/2023

    Our sympathy to family and friends of Leona. Special thoughts to Aunt Jean and Uncle Neil.🤍

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