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June Strandberg

June 25th, 1934 - December 19th, 2022
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June Winnifred Strandberg (nee. Wardell) was born on June 25, 1934 in Calgary, Alberta and passed peacefully on Dec 19, 2022 at Sun Creek Village in Surrey, BC.

June is pre-deceased by her sister Diane Kiernan, spouses Allan Marchand, Bob DeMetz and Monty Strandberg.

June is survived by her 3 children; Dean Marchand (Liz), Cindy Lawton (Gord), and Casey Morley (Dan), along with her 2 sisters Georgia Nieken & Penny Wardell.

June’s 5 grandchildren: Kelsea Lawton, Dean Lawton (Lauren), Mathew Marchand, Spencer Marchand, Quintan Morley and June’s 5 great-grandchildren Wyatt & Bowen Kettner and Liberty, Ari, & Poppy Lawton, will miss her terribly.

A celebration of life will be announced in the new year.

As an incredibly accomplished florist, June dedicated her time to marginalized women in her floral program at Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women and the Phoenix Society.

Her floral standards were high. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to WISH Drop-In Centre Society at:


Coro Strandberg
December 30th, 2022

My family, friends and I have so many great memories of June. We are saying how strong she was, how creative and artistic, how kind and generous, how entrepreneurial, not to mention a great cook and interior designer! She touched the lives of so many through her gifts and made the world a better place. She was a truly inspiring human. We are glad she entered our lives and sorry to see her go.

Carol Dakers
December 29th, 2022

My Friend ,my confidant ,my mentor
The last time we went for lunch you asked that I never forget you . How could I possibly ? You helped me through a divorce , shared work experiences , laughed , and were close friends for years. I will never forget you . Rest in peace

Lynn Colwell
December 29th, 2022

Dear Casey and family. So sorry to hear of June's passing. June taught me the art of floral arranging at BCCW. She was a wonderful woman. Her florist skills were top notch. She had a fantastic sense of humor and always made us laugh. And we always looked forward to her homemade baking. God bless June. Casey and family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Daniela Massullo Cherny
December 29th, 2022

Dean, Cindy, Casey and families, I’m so heartbroken to have heard of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful part of my life, so beautiful, caring, funny and so talented. I treasured the time I was able to share with her and will keep those memories close to my heart. Please know our family is sending our deepest sympathy and prayers. With our sincere condolences, Daniela and Family

Sandra davidson
December 29th, 2022

I’m so sorry for the loss of a beautiful woman.
I loved the flower arrangements for our wedding.
What an amazing wonderful woman.
Peace be with her. ❤️

Jim and Wendy Cowley
December 29th, 2022

We have fond memories of your sister and her many accomplishments. We were thrilled to know somebody who played such an active part in the 2020 Olympics. Her flower arrangements were on view all over the world. The work she did with marginalized women was terrific and gave so many of them the opportunity to make their lives better.

Christine thomson
December 28th, 2022

Dear June I knew you through my best friend Georgia, your sister. You were an inspiration to her and many others. You will be missed. Rest your sweet head on peace

Glenda Star
December 28th, 2022

I was so fortunate to have been introduced to you 34 years ago. You made my wedding day so beautiful with all your floral arrangements. It was also such a pleasure the times that we spent together. You were such an amazing gracious and talented lady. I’m also thankful that Cindy and I have gotten to know each other and shared lots of memorable flights together. Thank you June❤️

Jamie Jones
December 28th, 2022

Such magical memories I will always carry of June. Her laughter, compassion, sense of humour, love for family and marginalized women. And an author of Behind 7 Doors. June was an inspiration , dear cousin and friend to my dear mother, Barbara. I had multiple beautiful and fun opportunities to be with both of them together and cherish the moments. Thanks for the memories, June.

Casey, Cindy, Dean, Penny & Georgia,
My heart ♥️ and prayers are with each of you. Always difficult to lose our mom/sister regardless if we know it’s for the best. Carry the laughter and love in your hearts. A classy , funny, caring woman ♥️

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