Mary Elizabeth was born Jan. 13, 1940 in Lloydminster, Sask. to Frank and Elsie Wroe who lived in McLaughlin, Sask.
She joined older siblings Jeanne and Dwayne and the family was eventually completed with the arrival of Darlene.
Mary is survived by her children, Debora (Ron) Vanlanduyt, Kim (Christine) Hubert and Susan Posma; grandchildren, Chelsey Vanlanduyt, Whitney (Carson) Sutton, Bryce Vanlanduyt, Travis Vanlanduyt, David (Coreina) Hubert, Jennifer (Don Rasmussen) Robinson, Ashley (Davis) Gray, Cheryl (Jack Hart) Hubert, Geoffrey (Jennifer) Posma and Jamie Posma.
She is also survived by great-grandchildren: Brooks, Clark, Levi, Ayden, Ashton, Jessi, Jordyn, Cole, Morgan, Brooke, Evan, Aquay, Brian and Kashton.
She is survived by her sister Darlene Hrabchuk and sister-in-law Betty Wroe as well as numerous other relatives and many dear friends.
Mary was predeceased by parents Francis and Elsie Wroe; husband Richard Hubert; son-in-law Rudy Posma; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gray and Presley Sutton; brother Dwayne Wroe; sister Jeanne Shymanski; sisters-in-law, Ellen Hubert and Dahrlyne Hubert; brothers-in-law, Albert Hrabchuk, Michael Shymanski, Herald Hubert and Wilf Hubert.
The Wroe family moved to Big Valley, Alta. before Mary was in school, and that is where she spent most of her childhood and where she met her husband.
They were married in 1956 and soon after they had us, Debora, Kim and Susan.
She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who worked very hard for her family.
“It has been a privilege to love and to be loved by this wonderful lady”.
Mary helped in every season of their life together.
She worked by his side, building and pouring cement as they always seemed to be doing.
She loved camping with him, three little kids and a dog.
She was supportive and travelled wherever his work took him from Quebec City to the Yukon.
Mary was also a talented seamstress and had an amazing green thumb.
Her yard would be filled with flowers and a well-kept garden every summer.
She also grew many beautiful house plants.
She made many long-lasting friendships over the years, a great testament to the caring, compassionate lady she was.
Her friends were precious to her.
Her home was always filled with family and friends who can all say without a doubt, our best memories were when we were all together at the lake.
When the grandkids started arriving, life got busier as the house seemed always to have family coming or going.
She was a loving grandmother who was always helping to look after kids and loved to host family holidays.
She physically slowed down while waiting for a hip replacement, the pain increased, but her spirit never faded.
In later years, Mary cared for her husband and their home until it became too much and they both ended up in care in Stettler.
“We are all going to miss her stories and the laughter that came along with them. Our mother modelled for us many things; how to pray, love one another, manners, respect and the importance of thinking of others before ourselves.
“These values have helped shape each one of us, maybe in different ways but they have made us who we are and we thank her very much for that.”
Funeral services for the late Mary Hubert were held on Fri. July 19, 2019 at St. Peter Lutheran Church followed by interment beside her beloved husband Richard at Erskine Cemetery, Erskine, Alta. Donations in memory of Mary are gratefully accepted for St. Peter Lutheran Church or Erskine Cemetery c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, P.O. Box 1780, Stettler, Alta. T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and arrangements.
Card of Thanks
The family of Mary Hubert would sincerely like to thank everyone who has been a caregiver to her over the last couple of years.
We would also like to thank Pastor Jonathan Aiken along with Doug McKay and Scott and James Pfeiffer for the service and music.
The time you made for us was very much appreciated.
A big thank you to the Lutheran Church Ladies for the lovely luncheon.
Our appreciation also goes out to staff at the Stettler Funeral Home and Panda Flowers for their thoughtfulness and attention to detail.
We wish to express our gratitude for your many thoughts and prayers, visits, food and flowers over the past week.
– Debora, Kim and Susan