DIANE LAVERNE SORGE
Diane Laverne Sorge of Pincher Creek passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 31, 2022.
Diane was born in St Vincents hospital in Pincher Creek on September 19, 1951. She was the second of three children to be welcomed into the Steve and Adeline Sorge family. She attended St. Michaels school in Pincher Creek and graduated in 1968. Her first job was working in the office of the Pincher Creek Co-Op. In 1974 Diane started working in the Administration Office of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek. Diane performed a variety of tasks, mostly related to finance, including Treasurer. She was very proud to hold the Local Government Administrator designation ( LGA ). She loved her job, her coworkers and the people she served from the community. Diane retired after 43 years of faithful and diligent service to the citizens of the MD of Pincher Creek and the greater Pincher Creek community.
In 1987, Diane married Don Anderberg. She worked in partnership with Don to develop and operate a successful business starting in 1994 and continuing to the present. Diane also supported Don without reservation in his positions as Town Councillor and Mayor.
Diane loved to camp with friends and family. The castle, Waterton, Beauvais and Cottonwood were local favorites and many camping trips and holidays were spent in Montana, Washington and Oregon. She especially loved the ocean, her favorite destination was Kalaloch Beach on the Olympic Peninsula. For many years Diane organized a group camping trip to bring people together for some food and fun.
She loved her pets and had three special companions. Her collie Bert and Scottish Terriers Max and Anna. Diane liked to golf and curl, hook rugs and enjoyed reading a variety of books. Diane was also a gardener, taking much pride in her yard and floral displays.
Christmas was a special time for Diane. She loved to decorate the house and have a beautiful Christmas tree. Finding that right present for everyone in the family was always a high priority. Hosting family on Christmas Eve was a long held tradition.
Diane was a member of two large pioneer families, the Sorge,s and the Hahn,s.
Diane had a deep love for all members of her family.
Diane is survived by her mother Adeline Sorge, sister Jean McRae, Sister-in–law Francine Sorge, Donald (Chester) McRae, Niece Meghan McRae ( Claire and Mae ) Nephews Travis McRae ( Kerry Lynn) Ryan and Jessica Sorge ( Noah and Reese ) and Lucas and Brenda Sorge ( Danica and Grayson ) Husband Don Anderberg and sons, Anthony ( Sylvie ) Anderberg ( Zachary, Alexander and Nicholas ) and Patrick ( Solli ) Anderberg.
She was predeceased by her father Steve Sorge and her brother Vernon Sorge.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses, doctors and health care professionals at the Jack Ady Centre, The Tom Baker Centre, Foothills Cardiac Unit, Lethbridge Regional Hospital and the Pincher Creek Health Care Centre for all that you did to help Diane through the past three and a half years. Thanks especially to Doctor Rasovi and her exceptional nurse Katie for their commitment to her care. We would also like to thank Pincher Creek Emergency Services ambulance staff for their professional and compassionate help. On more than one occasion you helped Diane cope with a crisis. And thank you to our amazing community of Pincher Creek for all of the support shown to our family.
Diane was a private person in her personal life and did not like to be the centre of attention or to impose on anyone. She approached life with grace and determination. Diane touched many lives in Pincher Creek and will be greatly missed.
In honoring her wishes, a private Family Service was held. A come-and-go reception was held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, starting at 1:30 PM at the Pincher Creek Legion to allow extended family, friends and community members to gather and share some stories and memories of Diane.
Memorial Donations in honor of Diane can be made to the Pincher Creek Humane Society.