Dana Pender  

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Dana LaRue Pender (nee Harris), on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the age of 45 years at St. Michaels Palliative Care in Lethbridge.

Dana is survived by her loving husband Gordon, and their children: David (Clare), Thomas, and Joshua all of Lethbridge. Dana is also survived by her parents Howard and LaRue of Taber, mother-in-law Irene Pender, brothers: Bob (Judy) of Taber, Todd of Toronto, sisters: Heather of Edmonton, and Melissa (John) of Magrath, Alberta, brothers-in-law: Greg (Cindy) of Saskatoon and Lee of Lethbridge.

Dana was predeceased by her brother Melvin Jay.

Dana was born February 26, 1966 to Howard and Larue Harris in Taber, Alberta. Dana attended school in Taber and the Lethbridge College where she graduated with a business diploma. Dana worked in the accounting field and was employed at Mercer, Wilde, Moltz before her advancing illness forced her to remain at home. Dana was an active member of the LDS church and served in many callings. Dana was a wonderful wife and mother, totally devoted to her family and her faith. Dana was an avid quilter, making many beautiful quilts for her family and friends. She loved to play the piano, and Dana always had a book with her as she loved to read. Dana will be sadly and forever missed by her loving family.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and nurses at the St. Mikes Palliative Care Unit in Lethbridge for the loving care she received prior to her passing and the Doctors and Nurses at The Lethbridge Regional Cancer Center.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Park Meadows Ward, 2223-6 A. Avenue North, Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Brian Roelofs officiating.

Friends may meet with the family from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery in Lethbridge.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 240 East St. N, Sarnia, ON N7T 6Y5, St. Michaels Palliative Care Unit, 1400-9 Ave. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4V5, or the Lethbridge Cancer Centre, Rm. 2H209-960-19 St. S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.

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