Agatha “Lena” Letasy

Letasy, Agatha “ Lena” passed away peacefully at Rocky Mountain Village on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Alexander “Shinger” Letasy whom she married on Sept. 2, 1951. They were happily married for 39 years until Shinger’s passing in 1990.

Loving remembered by her dear sister Ernesta Volpatti (Leno) and brother Guido Montemurro (Pauline), sister in law Anna Montemurro, neices and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her parents Marietta and Guilio Montemurro her sisters Lynda Mantello and Loretta Montemurro, her brothers Generino (Mary) Montemurro and Mario Montemurro.

Lena was a very self-effacing person who was always present in a quiet, caring way. She was very hospitable to everyone and always careful to be respectful and think of others. She lived near her mother for many years and was always incredibly helpful. Lena never finished high school, missing one final history course, but she had a successful life helping out in her brother’s bakery in Pincher Creek, and later moving on to work at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Natal until she married Shinger. After her marriage to Shinger, Lena became a homemaker and also his assistant in his many woodworking projects. They enjoyed many years together, along with Loretta and Leno and Ernesta on an acreage near the U.S. border. It was there that Lena often slipped across the border to go to the casino in Eureka, where she was rumoured to have lost a few dollars. Although she never travelled much, Lena enjoyed visiting Banff for her honeymoon, and traveling to visit her sister in Spokane and Shinger’s relatives in Alberta. She loved to knit and crochet and over the years made many booties and bed throws as gifts. She took up drawing when she moved to Rocky Mountain Village and enjoyed playing cards and watching her favourite TV shows. Lena displayed unbelievable stoic qualities in the last 10 years of her life. She developed cancer and didn’t tell anyone for 8 years until she couldn’t hide it anymore. She was loved by everyone at Rocky Mountain Village for her admirable qualities.

At Lena’s request, there will be no service at this time. Rest in Peace dear Lena. Condolences and memories may be shared at Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd., Fernie.

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