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1930 – 2021
Mrs. Betty Rose Kubinchak (nee Wigley) passed away peacefully, at Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the age of 91 years. Betty was born on March 27, 1930 in Castor, Alberta; where she grew up on a farm alongside her five brothers and two sisters. She graduated early from school, at the age of sixteen years, and began a long career in the Business of Hospitality. Betty moved from Castor, to Coronation, where she married Harry John Kubinchak on August 19, 1950. Together, they raised five children while owning and operating Town & Country Services Café and Garage, until 1979. This was followed by a Landscaping Business, until Harry’s passing. Betty lived in a few different places over the years, including; Unity, Saskatchewan, Castor, Stettler, Red Deer, Olds and Calgary; however, Coronation was always “home” to her, as she mentioned it often and with fondness.
Betty was hospitable, loved people and made friends wherever she went. She was extremely talented and crafty and could create anything with her hands. Betty loved gifting her knitted creations of infant layettes to all the grandchildren; and the family has a huge selection of her knitted afghans, as precious keepsakes. She was well known for her homemade pies and bread, and was always up to trying out new things. Betty was quick witted and had an answer, or comeback, for every occasion. She could make people laugh and draw close to her. Betty was the last of her generation and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Her legacy continues on in her family:
Pamela Currier of Edmonton, Alberta, and daughter, Karina (Darin) Folden and children, Madyson and Nathan of Blackfalds, Alberta;
Beverly (Terry) Ford of Sundre, Alberta and her children; Shane (Amanda) Kubinchak and children, Chantal, Taylor and Tyler of Duchess, Alberta; and Marshall (Kirsten) Jones and children, Charles and Jackson of West Kelowna, B.C.;
Bob (Paula) Kubinchak of Clarksville, Georgia and his children, Duane (Darcey) Kubinchak and children, Josh, Sydney and Cole of Coronation, Alberta; Danny (Kirstee) Kubinchak and children, Jayde, Danika, Romee and Cub of Medicine Hat, Alberta;
Pat (Trevor) Tomkins of Calgary, Alberta and their children, Chris (Heather) Tomkins and children, Alexandria and Madeline of Cochrane, Alberta; and Brennan Tomkins of Calgary, Alberta;
Janice (Brian) Shumyla of Camrose, Alberta and her children, Ryan (Naomi) Johnston of Red Deer, Alberta; and Morgan (Brant) Hallett of Edmonton, Alberta.
Betty was predeceased by her husband, Harry on July 2, 1980; a grandson, Darrick Jolin on February 14, 1975; and a great granddaughter, Victoria Kubinchak on August 6, 2001.
A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Coronation Cemetery, Coronation, Alberta. For those attending via Livestream, please come back to Betty’s webpage here at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 and you will find the link available just below. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements in care of Coronation Funeral Home, Coronation, Alberta. Phone: 403.578.2928.
Alzheimer Society of Alberta/NWT
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