May 22, 2021

Obituary for Paulette Deanna Pedersen

Fantin’s Funeral Home
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paulette Pedersen (née Vanoni) on Feb. 18, 2021, at the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre in Blairmore. She was 74 years of age.

Being born and raised in the Crowsnest Pass, Paulette was well known in the community. She was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 7 in Blairmore, where she spent many hours socializing with friends. She also thoroughly enjoyed playing cards and dancing at the Hillcrest Miners Club, where she also worked for over 30 years.

Paulette had many interests and hobbies such as playing cards, listening to music, shopping and collecting a variety of items. She also liked watching hockey — especially the Calgary Flames. Paulette enjoyed swimming, playing with her dogs and camping.

Paulette will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all who knew her.

Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her husband, Donald Riva of Blairmore; her sons, Verner (Denise) Pedersen and Carey (Tina) Pedersen; her daughter, Sherry (Brian) Frank; her grandchildren, Brittany Frank, Sarah Pedersen, Kendra Sinclair, Amber Atkinson, Jordan Pedersen and Jaiven Pedersen; her brother, Darrell Vanoni of Blairmore; her sister Irma Williams of Nanaimo, B.C.; as well as her extended family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, Aldo and Marie Vanoni, and her sister Jackie.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation (PO Box 455, Blairmore, AB, T0K 0E0) or by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 9, Coleman (PO Box 448, Coleman, AB, T0K 0M0). Condolences may be registered at


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