Sophie Chubey passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the age of 96 years.
She was born in Vanguard, SK to Julia and Stefan Krushelnitzky. Sophie grew up on a farm with brothers and sisters: Mary, (Bill), John, (Kay), Dora, (Bill), Paul, (Annette), and Edith. (Jim). Sophie helped look after her Uncle Mike’s store in Glen Blaine, SK while he was overseas during the 2nd World War. She came to stay in Medicine Hat, AB with Dora and worked as a clerk in grocery stores until her marriage to John Chubey. They settled on a farm near Glentworth SK. Later, they moved to Assiniboia, SK. After the death of her husband, Sophie moved to her Calgary Condo. Her last year was spent in the Brentwood Nursing home.
Sophie enjoyed knitting, cooking, walking, and entertaining. She was very generous with others but very frugal with herself. She was an excellent host and loved to entertain, letting others do the talking while she listened.
Her catholic religion was very important to her, and when she could no longer walk to church, she would get up early in the morning for the televised mass.
At 95 years of age, Sophie still lived on her own. She had lost most of her eyesight and hearing, but managed by memorizing where everything was, and was supported by neighbours, Home Care and kin.
Sophie is survived by her nieces and nephews: Mike Drabyk, (Natalie), Ted Drabyk, (Joan), Larry Krushelnitzky, (Eleanor). Jim Krushelnitzky, (Elva), Charles Swaney,(Heather) Gary Swaney, (Joyce), Gwen Andre, Rod Olson, (Pauline), Joanne Gill, (Steve), Don Chubey, Pat Klein, great nieces and nephews.. and extended family.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Chubey, her brothers and sisters, and niece Darlene Panych.
A Funeral Service will be held for Sophie at Pierson’s Forest Lawn Chapel (4121 – 17 Avenue SE, Calgary) on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm.