Paulina Catherina Curtis, born in Coleman, AB on February 25, 1931 to Nicholai and Catherina Omelusik, passed away on May 21, 2021 at the age of 90 at the Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge AB.
She is survived by her children, Patricia of Kelowna BC, Leslie (Catherine) of Calgary AB, Brenda (Ronald) Linford of Casper, WY, Christina of Lethbridge AB, Susan (George) Beese of Fernie BC, and Tina-Marie of Calgary AB; her daughter-in-law, Charlene of Coaldale AB; and her twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-seven great grandchildren, with one on the way, whom she was very proud of.
She was predeceased by her husband of forty-nine years, Albert Lee Curtis; her parents, Nicholai Omelusik and Catherina Omelusik (Née: Mikuse); her son, Albert Mark; and her sister, Ann Hall of New Westminster BC.
Paule and her sister Ann grew up in Coleman AB. As a youth, she loved walking, swimming, and skiing. In 1950 she met the love of her life, Albert at a friend’s birthday party. They were inseparable and married on the 6th of May, 1950, and went on to have six children. In 1967, Paule and Al joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and were sealed for all time and eternity on the 18th of May, 1968 at the Cardston, AB Temple. Paule had many rolls in the church and loved her Savior Jesus Christ. In 1974, Paule and Al adopted their seventh child. When she was 58 years of age, Paule got her nursing degree and worked in Raymond, Magrath and Lethbridge AB. She retired at the age of 65. Paule loved drawing, painting, crocheting and cross stich which she gifted to her family, friends, and those in need. She also enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and her pets, as well as singing and listening to music.
One of Paule’s favourite sayings was, “Love of family always comes first. Without family you have no one”. She has been called home, but she will remain in our hearts forever.
A private Graveside Service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555
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