BOSNJAK, Elisabeth

Posted: October 12th, 2018


ELISABETH THERESA BOSNJAK, beloved wife of the late Joseph Bosnjak, of Lethbridge, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

Elisabeth is survived by her loving children, William Bosnjak of Lethbridge, Anthony Bosnjak of Calgary, Daniel Bosnjak of Lethbridge and Melinda Lemire of Lethbridge, her eight grandchildren, Kevin Bosnjak, Jennifer Barton, Jenna Skibinsky, Dustin Bosnjak, Curtis Bosnjak, Natasha Lemire, Gabrielle Lemire and Michelle Lemire, as well as nine great-grandchildren and her sister, Anna Zalik.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph, her son, Joseph, her mother, Anna Straub, her father, Martin Straub Sr. and her brother, Martin Straub Jr.

Elisabeth was born September 29, 1933 in Budakeszi, Hungary. She relocated to Germany in 1946 before emigrating to Canada in 1953 and settling in Picture Butte. She met and married her husband, Joe, in 1954. Only a few years later in 1965, she was widowed and left to raise her family by herself.

Elisabeth’s life tells the story of a high spirited woman who loved adventure and an industrious woman with excellence in sewing, cooking and homemaking. She was frugal with all her resources, time, energy and finances and adept in many languages.

This woman was resilient with a powerful presence, loving her family deeply and dually loved by them. Elisabeth dedicated endless hours to volunteer work for choir and seniors, comforting and affirming Christ’s love. Her purposeful dedication was to where she saw God’s heart.

Elisabeth will be deeply missed by family and many members of her community. She shared hospitality of meals of old style comfort; sprinkled with practical advice, always affirming her values and faith.

A Prayer Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 – 12 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Albert Sayson, celebrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross, 335 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 5Y8.

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