In Memory of



Obituary for Darlene St.Jean

Darlene St. Jean (nee Sordahl) passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Medicine Hat, Alberta on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, at the age of 81 years old. Born on the farm near Admiral, Saskatchewan to Norval and Esther on October 24, 1940.
Darlene is survived by her children: Linda (Carl) Reid; Sherry (Robert) Murdoch; Randy (Rose) Henderson; Terry (Dorrie) St. Jean; Lance St.Jean; Darrell (Janelle) Shaw; Michael (Sandra) Shaw; Wayne Shaw; & Crystal (Paul) Samis.
She is also survived by her two sisters: Doris (Earl) Stevenson; Loren (Kevin) Bisschop as well as two brothers: Leroy (Jean) Sordahl; Dwaine (Alida) Sordahl. She will be mourned by 16 grandchildren: Virginia, Rebecca, Amanda, Rachelle, Sydney, Layne, Mendi, Dallas, Dillon, Derek, Jessica, Jennifer, Shaun, Colton, Riley & Levi, as well as 8 great-grandchildren.
Darlene was predeceased by her spouses Albert St.Jean (1968) and George Shaw(1990). Her parents Norval and Esther Sordahl and just recently younger sister Debbie.
Darlene had various jobs throughout her life to support and provide for her family. Later in life she worked part time as a greeter at Walmart that she thoroughly enjoyed. She loved seeing old friends from Saskatchewan & often recognized previous coworkers and friends of her children that was like a game of clue to determine who it was that she had recognized. In 2018, Darlene decided to leave Medicine Hat and moved to Blairmore where she resided at York Creek Lodge. During her time there, she developed several great friendships, participated in recreational activities and bus outings. Darlene enjoyed Tuesday’s Lions TV bingo, polish hall bingo & the many seasonal celebrations hosted by York Creek Lodge with her family and friends. Darlene made a lasting impression with staff and residents during her time in Blairmore, who always continued to ask about her wellbeing. In 2020, Darlene decided to return to Medicine Hat, which she always considered home and resided at St.Joseph’s home until her passing.
The family of Darlene would like to extend a thank you to Ryan & staff at St. Joseph’s for the care you provided for Mom until her passing. Private service to be held at a later date.