Posted: January 9th, 2014

1930 ~2014 Mrs. Lillian Lastuka, beloved wife of the late Nick Lastuka, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, after a lengthy illness on January 1, 2014 at the age of 83.

Lilliane was born August 31, 1930 in Val Marie, Saskatchewan where she grew up the oldest of 5 children. She completed her formal education at the University of Lethbridge earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She enjoyed a 31 year long career teaching at St. Joseph’s School in Coaldale and retired in 1985. Lilliane was an active member of the CWL and the Eagles. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, playing cards, bowling and curling. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking and trying new recipes to surprise her family with. She maintained a beautiful and prosperous garden throughout the years. Lilliane spent many hours volunteering for the St. Vincent De Paul Society, bringing Communion to people who were shut ins and taught Catechism at Sunnyside School and cooking and catering to the Eagles. Lilliane is survived by her two sons Dennis (Linda Noecker) and his two daughters Kassie and Jacey along with their mother Robin and Bernie (Shannon) and their two children Ethan and Codie. She is also survived by her sisters Violet (Mike) Kasper, Armande (Francois) Morin, Lauraine Sincennes and one brother Clifford (Gloria) Fiset as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Lillian was predeceased by her parents Ovide and Elizabeth Fiset and brother-in-law Lionel Sincennes. Our sincere appreciation and love go to David and MaryAnne Takeda who took Mom into their home when she was unable to care for herself and so very graciously provided love, attention and care to her over the last 6 months. A very special Thank You to Dr. Ireland and Nurse Janet as well as the very kind team of St. Michaels Palliative Care. Vigil Rites will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, January 6, 2014 at MARTIN BROS. RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30AM on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at ST. BASIL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 604 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Father Nathan officiating. Interment to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta. Flowers are gratefully declined; those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10th Street South, Lethbridge Alberta, T1J 9Z9. Send condolences at

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  1. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in the Almighty God’s promise of everlasting life (John 3:16) eternity with loved ones never having to part.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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