HANNAH CHRISTINE DUBITZ
Passed on: June 24th, 2012
"a soft and gentle spirit
She is survived by her son Steven (Mary) Dubitz of Chase and granddaughter Kristel Dubitz of Kamloops; daughter Maxine (Dennis) Mucha of Kamloops; sister Kathleen Drake of Chase; sisters-in-law Beth (Matt) Pryhitko of Sorrento, Kay Hutzkal of Willingdon, AB, Ivy (Tim) Aulin-Barron of Kamloops, Lil Aulin of Chase and Mary Cooney of Kamloops; nieces and nephews and extended family.
Predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Catherine (Kelly) Aulin; husband of 55 years, Con Dubitz; brothers George and John Aulin and sister Ruth Bjornson.
Hannah was born February 7, 1920 in the Chase hospital. Her family lived in Chase Creek and she was the eldest of five children. She attended the Chase Superior School grades 1 - 12 and completed senior matriculation (grade 13) by correspondence studies. After leaving school, she worked in the telephone office in Chase, living with her grandmother Rosanna Bracken at the time.
She married Con Dubitz of Willingdon, AB in 1942. Her son Steven, was born in April, 1943. During the war years, she and Steven lived with Conís parents, Tom and Sandra Dubitz in Hairy Hill, AB while Con was in the army and stationed in the east. After the war the family returned to live in Chase Creek and later moved to the newly established VLA Flat in Chase, where Con built their home. A daughter Maxine, was born in 1947. The family later lived at Adams Lake and started the Indian Point Resort area with camping and trail rides. Hannah loved living on the lake and gloried in having family and friends visit and stay with her there. In 1964, they returned to the Chase home and Hannah worked at the Chase post office. Hannahís last years were spent at Ponderosa Lodge and Overlander Extended Care Hospital in Kamloops.
Hannah was a lifelong member of the Chase branch of the Catholic Women's League. She had many interests such as gardening, writing and her music. She was always ready to take on new projects and was a great mentor to the young ones who gathered around. Her sense of humor, love of animals and kindness were always evident - (blue food coloring in the mashed potatoes to surprise us - a puppy's cool nose on your cheek to kiss you awake in the morning, always room for extra at the table and in her heart). She made us know we could accomplish anything we wanted to in life.
Her strong faith and courage carried her through her last years with grace and dignity. She passed away June 24, 2012 at the age of 92 years.
We will miss her smile
and her love so much -
but we will always remember her.
A special thank you to Dr. D. Hamilton, Dr. T. Eccleston, Dr. C. Bantock and the incredible staff of Overlander Extended Care Hospital for their tender care.
Prayers will be recited on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Chase, B.C. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Chase Community Cemetery.
If so desired, contributions in memory of Hannah may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of BC, Suite 300, 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2.
Online condolences may be sent through Hannah's obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm.