Richard Alexander Hubert passed away on Sept. 24, 2018, at the age of 88 years.
Richard was born April 10, 1930, in Ashern, Manitoba. His parents Alvina and William Hubert, brothers Wilfred and Harold lived in Spearhill, Man., and Richard was baptized in a little church five miles away.
The family then moved to Roche Percée, Sk. He was confirmed in Estevan, Sk.
From Estevan, they moved to Moose Jaw, where Richard attended Trade School.
The family then moved to Calgary, Ab. in 1950. Richard took his Master Electrician while working out of Calgary with the company, Electrical Contracting and Machines (ECM).
He worked on a crew that travelled Alberta converting grain elevators on the prairies from gas to electricity.
1953 found Richard living in Big Valley, Ab. and working residential and some oilfield in the County of Stettler. In 1956 he started a job at BA Nevis Gas Plant / Gulf Oil.
Richard and Mary met in Big Valley, fell in love and were married Aug. 8, 1956, in Stettler at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Debora arrived in 1958, Kim in 1960 and Susan in 1963.
Richard began working at Hudson Bay Oil and Gas at Sylvan Lake in 1964. He continued his education taking his Instrumentation Trade and then a Certified Engineer Tech.
Now as a contractor managing gas plant construction, electrical and instrumentation builds, he worked all over Alberta, Northern BC and two or three natural gas plants in Quebec.
In 1991 he decided to leave this all behind and concentrate more on grandkids and sailing. Don’t be fooled and this may sound dry, but Richard’s working life was not all he managed to fit in.
His walk with God was strong. His love for his family overflowing and his sense of adventure and fun was incomprehensible!!!
Richard was very active in his church family attending Lutheran League and Bible studies. He helped with the arrival of the pipe organ in St. Peter Lutheran Church, served on the council and wired the original church building at the present site.
Worship was important and he loved to sing praises to God with the sound of the pipes!
Richard set a good example of how to live with patience and kindness and did it all with a smile. He was a wonderful role model.
Richard is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth; 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
Also by his great-grandchildren: Brooks, Clark, Levi, Ayden, Ashton, Jessi, Jordyn, Cole, Morgan, Brooke, Evan, Aquay, Brian and Kashton.
He leaves to mourn sisters-in-law: Darlene Hrabchuk and Betty Wroe as well as numerous other relatives and many dear friends.
Richard is predeceased by parents William and Alvina Hubert; son-in-law Rudy Posma; great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Gray Presley Sutton; brothers: Herald Hubert and Wilf Hubert; sisters-in-law: Ellen Hubert, Dahrlyne Hubert and Jeanne Shymanski; brothers-in-law: Dwayne Wroe, Albert Hrabchuk and Michael Shymanski.
Funeral Services were held at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, Stettler, Ab. on Sat. Sept. 29, 2018, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jonathan Aicken officiating.
Friends and family joined together for a time of sharing memories and a light lunch prepared and served by the Lutheran Ladies. Interment took place at the Erskine Cemetery, Erskine, Ab.
Donations gratefully accepted to the St. Peter Lutheran Church or to a charity of your own choice. c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Ab. T0C 2L0, 403- 742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
To send or view condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
Card of Thanks
On behalf of the Hubert Family, they wish to thank as many caregivers and staff of Heritage House for all of their care and kindness shown to their father over the past years.