Mergie Ortega passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the age of 72 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Danilo; son Dennis; sisters Ofelia (Nagy), Heidy (Carlos), Hiedy (Leo), Lorna; brothers Arturo (Gloria), Nonito (Amalia); nephews Vijay and Deo; nieces Beverly (Oneal) and Melanie (Victor); and sister-in-law Nelly.
She was predeceased by her parents Antonio and Estrella.
Mergie was born in Lambunao, Iloilo, Philippines and migrated to Canada in 1970. She graduated from the University of St. Augustine, Philippines and worked at the University Hospital in Edmonton from 1973 to 2014 until her retirement. She will be remembered as a kind and gentle spirit with a soft smile on her face all the time. Mergie’s love of family gatherings and playing Bingo and MahJong at those gatherings and her talent in preparing exceptionally tasty culinary delicacies will greatly be missed by all who knew her.
Those wishing to pay their last respects may do so between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022 at St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, AB. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at St. Charles Catholic Church, 17511 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB.
Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton, AB.