Faith was born, February 8, 1922 at S18 T30 R7 W2 (Grenfell) Saskatchewan, and died May 4, 2016 at Vernon, BC. Faith was very proud to be Canadian and spoke lovingly of her Saskatchewan home often. Faith is the last survivor of the William and Ellen Hubbard family of Grenfell. She was predeceased by her husband Morley, her son Dana, her grandson Nathan, her great-grandson Brodie and two daughters-in-law: Diane and Joyce.
Faith trained as a nurse at Regina’s Grey Nuns Hospital and then stayed home to raise her five sons until she was forced to work to pay off medical bills in those pre-Medicare days. She worked her way up through the system and through university as a mature student, to finally retire from her position of Assistant Director of Vital Statistics for the Province of Saskatchewan. She was an integral component of the outreach program at Carmichael United Church and started an after school program for children. She was an avid philanthropist, and especially loved to support those charities which benefited the hungry and the homeless. She was involved in politics and having absorbed the teachings of the CCF Party at her father’s knee became a supporter of the NDP party. She was an active member of the Women’s Institute and the Rebekahs as long as she was able. Faith was always involved in her church; a graduate of E.F.M. she served the church in many capacities.
Faith, Mom, Gran, Gram, Grapie Nana, Gigi, Aunty Face will be dearly missed by her sons: Bob (Marg) of Wolseley, Dick of Penticton, Howard (Lila) of Regina and Mike of Kelowna; by her daughters-in-law Helen of Armstrong and Wanda of West Kelowna; her 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and one sister-in-law Joan Schuetz of Armstrong.
A funeral service will be held Monday, May 16th, 1:00 pm at St. James Anglican Church, Armstrong BC. with The Rt. Rev. James Cowan officiating. This summer a graveside ceremony will be held at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina SK, where Faith will be laid to rest beside her husband whom she has dearly missed since 1971.
Thanks to the kindnesses shown to Faith by Dr. Jeannette Henley, the staff at Carrington Manor and at Heritage Square.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate that those who wish to do so share Faith’s love of charitable giving and donate to either: The Upper Room Mission, 3403 27 Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1S2, or the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 310 – 5160 Décarie Blvd. Montreal, QC H3X 2H9 1 800 361-7494.