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Colette Marie Fetaz (Cordel)

February 17, 2024


April 1, 1932 - February 17, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Colette was born in the Galahad Hospital, the youngest child of Marius and Valentine Cordel. She grew up in the Apremont District, north of Halkirk on the family farm.

She attended Apremont School from grades 1 to 9, then received her grades 10 and 11 at Theresetta School, while staying at the convent in Castor.

From a young age, Colette had a love for music and playing the piano. This enjoyment of music continued for her entire life. She enjoyed playing piano for the residents at the long-term care facility up until just recently.

On February 11, 1953, she married Armand Fetaz. Colette and Armand raised 9 children on the Fetaz family farm that was homesteaded in 1907. Throughout these very busy years, Colette willingly gave of her valuable time to the church by playing the organ at the old Notre Dame de Savoie church. After Notre Dame church closed, Colette continued to play the organ at the Catholic Church in Galahad and Castor.

In her retired years, Colette began to quilt. Each of her adult children and many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were given her hand quilted masterpieces, lovingly sewn to perfection. In the later years, she knitted baby blankets for some of her great-grandchildren.

Armand and Colette moved to a house they purchased in Castor in 2003. Colette moved to the Castor Manor 2 in 2019, the Paintearth Lodge for a short time in 2021, and the long-term care facility in 2022.

Colette is survived by her children: Marie (Wayne) Kuefler, Charmaine (Harold) Neth, Paul (Rosemary) Fetaz, Suzanne (Jean-Guy) Millette, Gerard (Donna) Fetaz, Theresa (Bill) Turner, Yvonne (Richard) Roland, Roger (Carolyn) Fetaz and Leon (Darlene ) Fetaz; twenty two grandchildren: Denise (Craig) Stockdale, Janice (Kris) Peet, Adam (Michelle) Kuefler, Michael (Kandis) Neth, Janine (Matt) Oldham, Daryl (Lizandi) Fetaz, Jennifer (Nolan) West, Philip Madsen, Robert (Cassandra) Madsen, Trisha (Stacy) Fuller, Jillian (Matthew) Mis, David Turner, Christine (Ryley) Ramsay, Nicole (Brennon), Richelle and Grace Roland, Jules, Eve, Rueben and Simone Fetaz, Raymond and Daniel Fetaz; twenty great-grandchildren: Cameron Stockdale, Elliot Peet, Lauren and Rachel Kuefler, Aiden, Kylie and Holly Neth, Emily, Mikayla and Rachel Oldham, Mieke Fetaz, Julia and Daniel West, Parker and Morgan Madsen, Abbigale, Nola and Daphne Fuller, Maria and James Mis; sister-in-law Phyllis Cordel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Colette is predeceased by her husband Armand; parents Marius and Valentine Cordel; parents-in-law Albert and Laura Fetaz; brothers and sisters: Raymond (Juliette), Cecile (Roger) Dumas, Jeanne (Vincent) Maloney and Francis; brothers-in-law Lucien (Joyce) Fetaz and Bernard Fetaz; grandson Brian Madsen.

The family of Colette would like to thank The Doctors, Nursing Staff, All Healthcare Professionals, Recreation Staff, Pastor Nick, and All Volunteers at Castor Long Term Care for the excellent care Mom has received.

Thank you to Parkview/Stettler Funeral Home for their professionalism, assistance, and compassion. Thank you to Father RK for his visits to mom and for celebrating the funeral mass. To Brenda and Rosa, for the music, thank you.

To Basil for your contribution to the mass, thank you.

Thanks to the C.W.L. for the lunch, and the Halkirk Hall for the use of the facility. And to all other groups or individuals, we thank you for your assistance.

Thank you to those that expressed sympathies with phone calls, cards, texts, and emails.

A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady Of Grace Parish, Castor, Alberta. Memorial donations in memory of Colette may be made to: Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital (Box 329, Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0) or Theresetta School (Box 855, Castor, Alberta T0C 0X0).

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements 403-882-3141.

Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium