KUBIK, Mary AnnPosted: March 9th, 2021
MARY ANN KUBIK, beloved wife of the late Frank John Kubik, of Iron Springs, AB, passed away peacefully at St. Therese Villa on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the age of 94 years.
Mary is the loving mother of Bob (Joanne) Kubik of Iron Springs, and Ann (Jerry) Baran of Turin as well as eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Miles (Janice) Pavka and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband Frank, Mary was predeceased by brother John and sister-in-law Frances, nephew Brian and special friend Rosie Baran.
Mary was born in Raymond, Alberta on November 25, 1926. She was the oldest child of Katerina and John Pavka. She had two younger brothers – John and Miles. The family moved to Cranford a few years later when they had an opportunity to purchase their first farm.
Mary attended grade school in Cranford and after completing grade 8, she stayed home where her Mom kept her busy helping on the farm doing whatever needed to be done. These jobs included farm chores in addition to helping her with the cooking and housework. Mary knew Frank before he even enlisted into the Royal Canadian Air Force and they kept in touch by writing letters to each other.
In 1945, Frank returned from the R.C.A.F. and purchased a farm in the Iron Springs area. After a short courtship, Frank and Mary were married on February 12, 1947. They had two children, Robert and Ann. Mary and Frank continued to farm, purchasing more land and expanding their farming operation. When Frank passed away in 1988, Mary decided to remain on the farm and she and her son, Robert carried on with the farming operation.
In January of 2013, Mary moved into St. Therese Villa where her best friend, Rosie Baran also resided. Together, they enjoyed each other’s company until Rosie’s passing in June 2016. Mary deeply missed her friend and it was then that her health began to decline. With this past year’s visiting restrictions due to covid-19, she was unable to enjoy the freedom of visiting freely with her family, especially the great-grandchildren. She truly missed seeing the them face to face and sharing hugs and kisses with them because of the age restriction implemented at St. Therese. Her health continued to deteriorate until her passing on March 4, 2021.
Mary was known for her kind and gentle manner. She was an amazing cook and talented baker. Whenever anyone stopped by, there was always coffee and some type of scrumptious pastry to enjoy! She was kept busy tending to her garden, and her apple trees which always seemed to produce more apples than anyone could ever use. When she had spare time, Mary also enjoyed crocheting and sewing. She loved listening to music, especially polkas and waltzes on her record player and frequently mentioned she wished she had learned how to play a musical instrument. Mary was a devout Catholic and a long-time member of the St. Catherine’s C.W.L.
Her bright smile and caring heart always lit up the room and will be missed by all that knew her.
A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 1:30 PM with Father Ian Gagné celebrating. Mary will be laid to rest with her husband Frank in Mountain View Cemetery.
Both services will be live streamed and may be accessed via Mary’s obituary on the Cornerstone website at their respective times.
In memory of Mary, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society (alzheimer.ca/donate)
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