Posted: November 5th, 2015


Wanda Djordjevic

1924 – 2015

Wanda Djordjevic, resident of Sunrise Gardens, Brooks, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2015, All Saints Day.

Wanda was born March 2, 1924 in Nowy Pruszyn, Poland to Gottlob and Emilie Straupe. In June 1949, she and her daughter Inge, courageously left Germany, starting a new life in Canada. Wanda and Milenko were married in Lethbridge in 1952, and lived in the Crowsnest Pass, Coalhurst, Shaughnessy and Picture Butte before moving to Lethbridge in 1993. Landscaping and beautifying their property was great enjoyment for Wanda. Starting seeds, growing plants and flowers were a special hobby. Wanda was very industrious and enjoyed working hard, she took great pride in her work in food services at the University of Lethbridge. Travel, camping, and mushroom picking were enjoyed by Wanda and Mike and they met many friends. Hospitality was an important gift they shared with many.

Wanda was predeceased by her daughter Inge in 1977, husband Milenko “Mike” of 55 years in 2008, and numerous family members in Germany.

Wanda is survived by son Peter Djordjevic (Trudy) of Lethbridge; daughter Helga Ledene (Dan) of Brooks; grandchildren Kimberly May (Rob), Michael Djordjevic, Jolene Ledene Reimer (Gilbert), Kristy Ledene Johnson (Todd), Jenny Ledene Zolkewski (Troy), Danielle Thomas (Danny) and Renee Stevenson; great grandchildren Christine Phillips, Trista Lyczewski, Katelyn Fox, Nora Johnson, Ajay Thomas, Levi Thomas, Nigel Reimer and Olive Zolkewski.

Special thanks to all who have visited Wanda, cared for her and loved her as a friend.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, November 6, 2015 at CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 420 – 12th Street South, Lethbridge. Interment to follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Reverend Olivier Ravelojaona and Reverend Janice Whitelock Presiding.

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  1. Vivian Malmo (Toth) says:

    I have many memories of being at your parents home in Picture Butte (being in the greenhouse, the windmill and all the flowers in their yard, a never ending supply of delicious european food). My parents, Les and Lydia are very dear friends of your parents and knew well of your parents hospitality. When we went to visit we were there for the day and well into the evening. Your dad directed the “Brides Dance” for our wedding.
    God Bless you all.

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