SARMAGA, Juanita (nee Herrick): October 23, 1923 - March 26, 2017
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 • Obituary
Juanita Sarmaga, longtime resident of Bezanson, AB, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Grande Prairie, AB, at the age of 93 years. Juanita was born in Blackie, AB, and raised in the Woking area. She spent her youth living and working around Grande Prairie and settled in Bezanson with her husband Stanley Sarmaga in 1954. Juanita and Stan lived on the Sarmaga farm where they raised three children. Summers were spent farming and picnicking and winters were spent playing cards with the neighbour card club and curling. Juanita enjoyed watching curling right up to her passing. She loved reminiscing about bonspielling in Bezanson. After Stan's death in 1989, she stayed on the family farm until 2016, when she moved to Heritage lodge and then, most recently, to the Grande Prairie Care Centre. People close to her have many stories about how much fun she was to be around. She was always playing practical jokes, playfully teasing her family and caregivers, and laughing. Juanita enjoyed a good outing and eating dessert first. Juanita is survived by her children: Garry (Janet), Don (Don), and Gayle (Carey) Unsworth; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 2:00pm, at Oliver's Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to Dr. Odufuwa, the Staff of the Grande Prairie Care Centre, and the Nurses of 3 North at the QEII. Condolences may be sent by visiting

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