SANTONI, Barbara Kay

Posted: April 20th, 2022


BARBARA KAY SANTONI (née Wheeler), of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Danny Santoni, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the age of 73 years.

Besides her beloved husband Danny who passed away only a month before, Barb was predeceased by her parents Vincent and Ester Wheeler, parents-in-law Pietro and Esther Santoni, her brother Jim (Ivy) Wheeler, her sisters-in-law Rosi Bonora and Arlene Wheeler.

She is survived by her only child, Michael (Denise) and their children Ava, Danilo, Vivviana, Taylor (Alex), and Kelsey; her brothers Gary and Darren (Penny) Wheeler, sister Marilyn (Jamie) Christie, and brothers-in-law Corrido (Marilyn Goruk), George (Pat) Santoni and Mario (Addy) Bonora. Barb is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends.

Barb was born on November 23, 1948, the middle of five children. Barb met Danny Santoni in 1967 just after completing college. Danny was too shy to ask Barb out, so he had a friend call her first. He met all of the criteria Barb had set in her mind for her husband when she was five years old – he was handsome, he was Italian, Danny wasn’t a “stupid name”, and his last name ended in an “i”. They were engaged on Christmas Eve 1969, and were married on August 8, 1970. They had one son, Michael in 1974. Barb’s early life was spent working for the City of Lethbridge in various roles. In her later life, Barb was a doting Nonna and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening and painting.

A Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. If anyone wishes to share a story or memory, there will be an opportunity at the service.


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2 Condolences for “SANTONI, Barbara Kay”

  1. Joanne Nay says:

    I am so saddened that Barb has passed away. We have known each other since Grade 6 and our friendship continued from L.C.I. Grade 10 and on through us both starting our families. We live 4 blocks away from each other.
    I am missing her phone calls and text messages.
    Sending our condolences to Michael, Denise & Ava, Danilo,Vivviana, Taylor(Alex), Kelsey, her brothers Gary, Darren (Penny, Sister Marilynn (Jamie) Christie, brothers-in-law Corrido (Marilyn Goruk), George(Pat) Santoni and Mario (Addy) Bonara and also numerous nieces, nephews and treasured friends.
    R.I.P. my friend. You are now with Danny once again.
    Denny, Joanne, Brett & River Nay 🤗💕💕

  2. Susan Sauer says:

    Our sincere sympathies to you Michael, Gary, Marilyn & your families. It is with great sadness to loose a wonderful friend, & former singer from our Music Makers from,Nordbridge. Our friendship was so short but memorable. I know you are now at rest with your beloved Danny. RIP. Sue & Bert

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