PITT, Marja Agneta

Posted: September 8th, 2016


MARJA AGNETA PITT, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the age of 69 years.

She is the loving mother of Michelle (Jamie) Vonk of Lethbridge, Marsha Pitt (Ivan Jones) of Lethbridge, and James “J.J.” Pitt of Lethbridge as well as grandchildren Blake, Mason and Matthew Gourley, Jillian Vonk and Jack and Eleanor Jones and one great-granddaughter Lillian Gourley. She is also survived by her sister Lia Van Wassenaar (Roy Shepherd) and three nieces.

She was predeceased by her parents Evert and Caroline.

Marja was born January 3, 1947 in Schiedam, Holland and immigrated to Calgary. She attended the Southern Alberta College of Arts, where she received a Fine Arts Degree. She met her husband James at college. They married and had three children. Marja began a career in security, a job she loved. She enjoyed travelling, painting, gardening and photography, winning a silver award for a photo from the Alberta Summer Games. Marja will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at MARJA’S HOME, 88 Lafayatte Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB., on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.

To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

2 Condolences for “PITT, Marja Agneta”

  1. Melody Charmed Import & Gift Shoppe Taber says:

    I will greatly miss the wonderful visits with Marja. She was warm and welcoming to me when I moved to Southern Alberta and was one of the first people I met here. She had her business in downtown Taber. Her cute candy store and I have a business in downtown Taber too. We shared many viewpoints on business and in our personal lives and she became a mentor and someone I looked up to. She always took me under her wing and treated me as a friend. The last time we visited she asked me if I’d like to go on the next cruise with her. Something she really enjoyed in her retirement years. She showed me videos of her trips. I will miss her warm smile and the little tilt of her head when she speaks and her creative mind. A friend I will very much miss. I send condolences and big hugs to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed. Melody

  2. Estelle Van Winkle says:

    I feel for you and the rest of your family. I went through your hurt and grief with my own mother’s passing on July 24th in a hospice in Stony Plain. My warmest thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Love Estelle

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