1925 ~ ISOBEL SRUBOWICH ~ 2019

Posted: July 25th, 2019

Passed away on July 22, 2019. Ms. Isobel Juanita Srubowich of Medicine Hat at the age of 94 years. She was born in Medicine Hat on June 28, 1925. She leaves to mourn her passing three children, Tara (Mike Rackham) Higgins of Winnipeg, MB; Tonia (Bruce) Morgan of Ottawa, ON; and Stephen (Connie Johnson) Srubowich of Medicine Hat, AB. She is mourned by seven grandchildren, Richard (Samantha) Kaus of Cleavleys,U.K., Kyle Brinkley (Dayna Evans) of Brandon, MB and Katrina Rackham of Winnipeg, MB; Natasha Pedro (Art Bowles) of Ottawa, ON and Justin Pedro of Gatineau, PQ; and Danielle and Cameron Srubowich of Medicine Hat, AB. And also by two great-grandchildren, Mila Rose and Zoey Belle Pedro of Gatineau, PQ. Ms. Srubowich is also survived by relatives in Ontario, Scotland, England and Australia. She will be deeply missed by her grey companion cat Grady, 12. Mom completed all her schooling in the Hat attending Toronto Street School, Earl Kitchener and graduating from Alexandra School. During her childhood years in the river valley she learned to swim in the river, and skate on it during cold months. She was an avid dancer and received three years of piano lessons. She also became one of the first Hat women to take welding lessons. In her 50’s she took Spanish lessons at the Hat college. In 1951 she adventurously drove up the new and rugged Alaska Highway deep into the Yukon. The following year, she boldly turned her wheel down to Oakland, California. After successfully graduating from the Garbutt Business College, she held a number of secretarial positions in Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and CFB Suffield. Amongst her notable positions were at the Canada Employment office, lawyers, Medicine Hat public school division and Defence Research Establishment Suffield on two occasions. She lived the majority of her life in Medicine Hat but lived briefly in Lethbridge and Calgary. Mom was a strong advocate for animals and their protection and rights. She had countless pet dogs and cats over her lifetime. She was a voracious reader and had a wide range of literary interests running from her love of animals to the Far North, China and European history. Ms. Srubowich was predeceased by her parents, mother Amy Williamson, 84, in 1969 and father Bill Williamson, 96, in 1985. She was also predeceased by her husband Alex Srubowich passed away in 1994. The memorial service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Humane Society or to The Salvation Army. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Isobel Srubowich. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

14 Condolences for “1925 ~ ISOBEL SRUBOWICH ~ 2019”

  1. Katrina says:

    Forever in our hearts, I love you Grandma.

  2. Gail and George Wall says:

     As you go through this time of sadness may you know in your heart how very much others care. Cherish your memories and share them with with each other. They will comfort you in the days ahead.

  3. Bonnie says:

    My heart is with you my friend.
    Your mom was a special lady.
    Love you

  4. Mae and Mike McDonald says:

    Tara to you and your immediate family and to your extended family our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. But what a legacy Isobel has left as a Mum , a grandma and a great grandma in that she was a woman of depth and great courage. Take comfort in the fact that she had a long and varied life lived on her terms.

    Love from Mae and Mike

  5. Samantha kaus says:

    Sleep tight Isabel you beautiful lady, it was a great pleasure to have known you . Rest in peace God Bless you. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family sending love at this difficult time
    Samantha xxxx

  6. Camille says:

    Heartfelt prayers and loving thoughts are for you, Tara, Tonia, and Stephen. Isobel’s passing has me feeling a sense of loss, but also warm childhood memories. May your lifelong memories of your mother be of comfort to u in all your future days.

  7. Camille says:

    Marilyn sends her deepest sympathies and prayers for u all.

  8. Michael & Sylvia Robb & Julie says:

    So glad I met my Aunt Isobel when I did,.
    Such a loving memory.
    Love to all the family xxxx

  9. Richard Kaus says:

    Your love and kindness will remain with me always. Your life story has always given me inspiration on how to live mine. You are loved so much by everyone in your family. I will truly miss you Grandma.

    – Richard

  10. Richard Kaus says:

    Your love and kindness will remain with me always. Your life story has always been an inspiration on how to live mine. You have always been greatly loved by everyone in your family. I will truly miss you Grandma.


  11. Brigitte and Chris says:

    Tara sending you healing prayers and heartfelt hugs during this difficult time.

  12. Tara Higgins says:

    Loved you mom and still do. You were always the fun parent and the pretty mom among my friend. I know I was fortunate to have you as long as I did. I hope you are pain free now. I’m sure there were a battalion of cats and dogs that met you at the gates. XXXXZOOOOO

  13. Dayna says:

    Sorry for the loss of Isobel. She was loved by many people and will be missed.

  14. Julie Robb says:

    One mild winter I had the opportunity to drive over the mountain pass, thru Montana to meet my great Aunt Isobel, on the plains of Canada.
    An adventure which ended in much happiness and new friendships. Loved our little chats Isobel!
    My love to all the family at this time.


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