Posted: May 2nd, 2023

BLENNER-HASSETT We are sad to announce the passing of EILEEN BLENNER-HASSETT, beloved wife of the late Bob Blenner-Hassett (2002), on Friday, April 28, 2023 at the age of 92 years.
She is lovingly remembered by her children: son, Bill (Karen) Blenner-Hassett of Lethbridge, and three daughters, Robbie Innes of Lethbridge, Deb (Jerry) Shimek of Okotoks, and Betty (Ed) Montsko of Ottawa.
She was affectionately known as “Grandie” or “Grandie Bear” to her 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Mom was born on June 24, 1930 to Joseph and Gertrude Girodat on the family homestead near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. She grew up on the farm with three sisters and two brothers, and they remained very close throughout their lives. In her late teens she moved to Alberta. While working in Waterton for the summer she met our dad. They were soon married and spent the next 50+ years together.
Mom worked for Horne and Pitfield Foods for many years. Upon her retirement she took up golf. She loved the sport and spent many happy days at the Raymond Golf Course. She also enjoyed camping, travelling, bingo, and playing cards. She often played crib with the family, and while we won’t say she was a card shark … she was very lucky!
Mom spent the last year at Piyami Lodge/Place in Picture Butte. Our family would like to thank all of the staff at Piyami for their excellent care and kindness to our mom. We are forever grateful to you!
A Private Family Gathering will be held later this summer to remember and celebrate Eileen’s life.

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