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April Dawn Blondeau

April 2, 1982 — March 4, 2024

Calgary

April Dawn Blondeau, passed away on March 4, 2024, in Calgary, Alberta peacefully surrounded by her family. April will be remembered as Queen April, but she went as many names, daughter, sister, niece, auntie, cousin, friend, lover. Embarked on her final journey in Calgary, the city that shaped her remarkable life. Born in the “hood” of Calgary's Forest Lawn, she rose as the eldest of four, assuming the role of protector to her siblings. Her intelligence shone brightly, especially in her encyclopedic knowledge showcased during Jeopardy matches. 

She will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Gale Blondeau of Calgary. Her stepfather’s Arnold Getz of Calgary and Bruce Bjerke (Bernelda) of Norquay, SK. Her siblings: Ayla Bjerke (Marc) and Cody Sewall (Lyall) of Calgary. Her grandparents: Kokom, Valerie Blondeau of Calgary and Grandpa, Jim “Daddy Fatty” Flemming of Calgary. Her Uncles: Jeffrey Blondeau (Sheila) of Gold River, Harold Horsefall (Barb) of Calgary, Jason Blondeau of Calgary, John Blondeau (Norma) of Calgary, Garnet Blondeau of Regina. Her Aunts: Maxine Blondeau of Regina and Laura Blondeau (Warren) of St. Thomas, ON. April was predeceased by her sister Amber Bjerke, Mosom “Wib” Blondeau, Uncle Christian Blondeau, and Aunty Berniece “Goose” Desjarlais. April will also be missed by her many cousins, uncles, and aunties.

April had a passion for cooking, and being in the kitchen was one of her favourite past times. She loved feeding her family and loved ones. April was the epitome of a strong, resilient, Indigenous women. In her youth, April ventured east to her second home, Toronto. Yet, the call of the mountains and her family in Calgary lured her back home, where her heart truly belonged.

April's love for everything macabre and her unusual habit of falling asleep to murder podcasts or scary stories, added depth to her vibrant character. Even her adventurous spirit shone through in her love for nature, blending her queenly grace with the wilderness.  As we remember April Dawn Blondeau, we celebrate a true Queen. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of those she touched, a testament to her indomitable spirit, deep familial bonds, and the enduring impact of living a life true to oneself.

The wake will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from Pierson's Funeral Service, 4121 - 17 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta.  The funeral for April will held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from Pierson's Funeral Service, 4121 - 17 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta.  Cremation will take place at Foothills Crematorium.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Mountain time)

Pierson's Funeral Services

4121 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0T1

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Starts at 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

Pierson's Funeral Services

4121 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2A 0T1

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