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June 24, 1989 - October 9, 2017


On October 9, 2017, Katie Didzena of Saddle Lake passed away at the age of 28 years. She is survived by her loving children, Victor, Sheldon, Katie & Louis; father, Archie Cardinal; 2 sisters & 2 brothers, Claire Didzena, Gregory Hunter, Evelyn K. Cardinal & Arthur Didzena; numerous uncles, aunties, nieces & nephews; as well as many relatives from Dena-Tha First Nations. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary; brother, Winbert Didzena; & daughter Kayla Cardinal. A Wake will be held on Thursday (leaving Grace Gardens at 1:00 p.m.) & Friday, October 19 & 20 at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am. at Ayiwakes Cultural Centre, Saddle Lake. Reverend Robert Wright will be officiating, with interment in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery, Saddle Lake. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677



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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Peggy peecheemow
Relation: I'm a friend of hers

I will miss you Katie you are a good friend I will always remember you 😢

From: Rhoda Cardinal
Relation: Friend

Condolences to Family, prayers to family

From: Sherena Desjarlais
Relation: We were friends along time ago

R.I.P my old friend I remember in highschool when we use to chill with each other I will always remember you from those days have a safe trip home and may you be in peace and happiness

From: Dora Snow
Relation: Antie-in-law

Miss you my friend, till we meet again

From: Nikki Milliken

Condolences from the grey nuns NICU staff who worked alongside Katie to help her baby mature and get home. She was a loving mother and a very kind person. Prayers for her family and friends in this difficult time.

From: Laurelle Tkachuk
Relation: School

Sending love and prayers. I wasn’t close with Katie but she was always so kind and always smiling! So sorry to hear this terrible news

Service Schedule


Date & Time:
October 19, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

Procession leaves Grace Gardens Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 21, 2017
Beginning at 11:00am

Ayiwakes Cultural Centre

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

Saddle Lake, AB Canada

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