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July 1, 1932 ~ April 14, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Hubert Dechant, resident of Manning AB, formerly of Hawk Hills, passed away peacefully Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Manning Community Health Centre after a brief illness. He was 90 years old.
Hubert was born at home on the farm in North Star, AB July 1st, 1932, the eldest son of Tony and Emma (nee Krapp). He attended school in McLennan, was part of the first Grade 12 graduating class in Manning, and later attended mechanic school In Edmonton. He acquired his homestead in Hawk Hills in 1954. After he and Irene married July 2, 1957, they built a house there and made the farm their family home for many years. Hubert was instrumental in founding the Manning Credit Union and served as loans officer. He also dedicated his time as trustee of the Peace River School Division in the 1970s and ‘80s. While Hubert’s true love was with farming the land and his pride lay in helping to feed the world, he was also passionate about history, politics and religion. He enjoyed sharing his wealth of knowledge with others and was always open for a spirited debate. His faith remained important to him throughout, as well as his deep devotion to Irene.
Hubert is survived by his five children: Louise (Terry) Ungarian, Rod (Cori), Vince, Louella (Dwaine) Arnason, and Patricia (Michael); nine grandchildren: Dylan (Lorraine), Jana Parnell, Joelle (Barret Pike) and Davis Ungarian; Jarrett and Quin Dechant; Kelsey and Jordyn Dechant; Aaliyah Cohen. And six great grandchildren: Landon and Carter Ungarian; Summer, Jaxxon and Connor Parnell; and Fritz Pike. Hubert was pre-deceased in February 2023 by Irene Agnes, his beloved wife of 65 years.
Hubert was interred at Notikewin Sacred Heart Cemetery following a private family graveside service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Care entrusted to Peace Valley Funeral Home Peace River