It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eleanor Bubniak of the Crowsnest Pass who was called to be with the Lord on October 28, 2018 at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre. She lived 75 years of an amazing and meaningful life.
Eleanor was born on December 13, 1942 in Coleman, Alberta to proud parents, Henry & Candida Raymond. She was raised with a strong respect for her community, faith and family. Her determined work ethic and positive attitude served her well and she gained employment in the administrative field as a skilled receptionist.
Eleanor blossomed into a beautiful and graceful young lady who captured the heart and unconditional love of an earnest young man, Thomas “Sparky” Bubniak. They pledged their love in holy matrimony on August 24, 1963 and were further blessed with two beautiful daughters. Eleanor was grateful for the wonderful gifts in life and she was an inspiration to all those who knew her. When she developed Multiple Sclerosis while still in her thirties, her courage and fortitude proved her golden heart. She never gave up on her passions for swimming, camping, curling, bowling, dancing, traveling, cheering on her grandkids at their sporting and other extracurricular activities and, of course, watching baseball. Eleanor lived life to the fullest as best as she could and although her physical prowess declined, her compassion and character grew. She cherished her family, found the fun in every day, and accepted what she could not change while appreciating all that she had. Eleanor was a wonderful wife, a devoted mother, grandmother and friend, but most of all she was the most loving and genuine woman we have ever known.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas “Sparky” Bubniak of the Crowsnest Pass, AB; her daughters, Rae (Billy-Jo) Kubik and Tracy (Dean) Stella of the Crowsnest Pass, AB; her grandchildren, Conor and Korben Kubik, and Sidney, Karlie and Justice Stella; her sister, Joy Tarcon of Kelowna, BC; as well as her extended family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Henry & Candida Raymond and her many treasured in-laws.
Her family wishes to express their immense gratitude for the homecare ladies who aided both Eleanor and Sparky over the years – your dedication and kindness are truly treasured.
The Memorial Service celebrating Eleanor’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Fantin's Funeral Chapel (13461-20th Ave, Blairmore) with Rev. Renso Castellarin presiding. The reception will be generously hosted at the Coleman Legion, and donations in memory of Eleanor may be directed towards the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (www.mssociety.ca). Condolences may be registered at (www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca).
Fantin's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.