Krista Hunt

Krista Hunt (Steffensen)

Saturday, April 3rd, 1948 - Friday, December 6th, 2019
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Hunt, Krista
April 3, 1948 - December 6, 2019

Krista Hunt of Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully at her retirement residence in Calgary, Alberta at 71 years of age.

Krista is survived by her son, Jason Hunt (Cindy) of St. Albert; her daughter, Kari Bernhardt (Corey Higham) of Calgary; her grandchildren, Benjamin Bernhardt, Madeleine & James Hunt and Cole & Lauren Higham; as well as her former spouse, John Hunt of Calgary.

Krista is predeceased by her mother, Margrethe Christensen Steffensen (1956); stepmother, Annie Hansen Hekob Steffensen (1993); father, Aksel Steffensen (2005), as well as her stepbrother, Alfred Hekob.

Krista and her older brother, Henning Steffensen were born in Gording, Denmark. Aksel & Margrethe Steffensen journeyed to Canada in 1951 and settled in Lacombe, Alberta. They homesteaded together until cancer took her mother, Margrethe. Aksel remarried to widowed Annie Hansen Hekob. With their union, Krista & Henning gained many stepsiblings and enjoyed a large rural family life.

She leaves behind Mary Anne Hekob Watt, Donald Hekob, & Sharon Gauthier, as well as many nieces and nephews.

There were many good times on the farm & she remembered them fondly. There were also hard times and these all shaped her into the hardworking person she was. She had a lifelong love of horses and prairie life.

Krista was a kind & strong woman. She was a devoted mother and stayed home for the children’s early years. Later she returned to work and had a 30 -year career at Co-Operators Insurance. There she made many great friends and enjoyed out of office socializing and movies with her girlfriends.

Krista enjoyed travelling and was able to enjoy some Vegas getaways, Caribbean & Panama Canal cruises with her friend Ron Billig. With his passing, Krista turned her focus to spending more time with her grandchildren. She loved watching them enjoy their sports and was a great cheerleader.

She loved a Teen Burger, fries and gravy, pressing her luck at the casino and watching Hallmark movies or anything with Tom Selleck. She will be missed.

As per Krista’s wishes, a small Graveside Service will take place at a later date in Lacombe, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Krista’s memory to either the Alberta Cancer Foundation ( or the Canadian Cancer Society (

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Krista please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Susan McClure

Posted at 11:49pm
Krista, God has granted you peace and refuge in his house. I only knew you briefly but appreciate all you instilled in your children and grandchildren. Just as you assisted them transition from infants to adulthood, you taught them how to be valuable citizens of the world.

Jason, Cindy, Kari and Corey, my deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your families. Laughter, anger,tears, memories and times of immense joy will eventually restore equilibrium to your lives. Krista will be fondly remembered by all of us. She, ,especially, made me feel welcome whenever we met and shared special events, For that, I will be forever grateful.

Karen Horsley

Posted at 11:28am
To Jason, Kari and families,
So sorry to hear the sad news about the loss of your mom and grandma!
Although it's been many years since we were together, I have often thought of Krista and wondered how she was doing.
Now thinking of all of you as you endure this very difficult time.
Karen Horsley (Elsa [Steffensen] Christie's daughter)



Posted at 10:06am
Thinking of the family at this time, so sad to hear of her passing. I only worked with Krista a short time but always enjoyed chatting with her.

Barry Bernhardt

Posted at 05:39pm
My condolences to Kari, who I know took good care of her mom in her last days, as she did with my mom near the end of her life. Thanks!

Deb Dietz

Posted at 04:10pm
Sending our love, sympathy & condolences to Kari, Jason & their families! Krista was a humble & private person, never wanting to be in the lime light, regardless of the countless & wonderful things she did for others! I am so very thankful for many years of knowing & loving her! I will hold her & our memories in my heart forever! Rest in Peace, dear friend!! Deb Dietz xoxo

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