Mary Gubitz

Mary Joan Gubitz (Hamilton)

Thursday, May 12th, 1938 - Monday, January 6th, 2020
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Mary Joan Gubitz
May 12th, 1938 - January 6th, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Joan Gubitz on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Born and raised in Calgary, Mary was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Alice Hamilton, as well as her siblings Herb, Wayne, and Jeanette.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Peter. Mary is also survived by her son Gord (Don), her daughter Karen (John), and her beloved granddaughters Gillian and Breanne, as well as nieces and nephews.

Mary loved to play squash at the North Family YMCA. She was an avid lawn bowler with the Rotary Park Lawn Bowling Club, and had the opportunity to represent Alberta at numerous championships across the country. She also enjoyed her association with the Husky Oil Retirement Club, and St. Pius X Church.

Grandma will be missed at all of Gillian’s Stampede Showband performances and Breanne's softball games. She loved to watch and cheer them on!

At Mary’s request, no visitation or memorial service will be held at this time.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the lymphoma society (

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and have yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she's gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back,
or you can do what she'd want :
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Mary please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Glaide Benjamin

Posted at 01:35pm
This past summer I joined the Rotary Lawn Bowling Club which is a 5 minute walk from my home and met Mary as she diligently coordinated the schedules and many other tasks. She was encouraging and forthright with her comments about my bowling efforts as a new member and the sport that she truly loved. During the season I gained useful tips from Mary that she readily shared and Peter, too! At our end-of-season function Mary made the thoughtful gesture to congratulate me as a first-time player and arranged that a small cash prize be presented to me - I was bowled over! I am going to miss her beautiful smile and upbeat sense of humour during the coming season. I send my prayers to All, Glaide Benjamin

Catherine McCleary

Posted at 10:27am
Dan, Finn, Orla and I are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. As her next-door neighbour for the past 15 years, we have had the pleasure of many over-the-fence, snow-shoveling, and lawn work conversations. She was such a force that it seems unreal that she's gone. Despite not having met her family, we kept up through Mary's regular updates. She was so proud of her granddaughters.

Our eight-year-old daughter asked us to observe a moment of silence for Mary. She was a great neighbour.

Our thoughts are with your family,
Catherine McCleary

Beverley Rumsey

Posted at 06:32pm
I am very sorry to hear that Mary has passed away. I volunteered with Mary and Peter through the Husky Retirement Club.
What a pleasure it was to work with them both. My deepest sympathies to Peter and family.
Beverley Rumsey

Linda Shepheard

Posted at 06:22pm
Our squash group had a lot of laughs and good times playing squash and when we couldn’t do that anymore we had numerous lunches and get-togethers, which included our husbands. Mary was always helping to organize us - telephoning back and forth to get a day and time that suited as many of us as possible. The following are some pictures taken in 2008 when we got together in our backyard for a Mexican themed party. Pete as always was clowning around making us laugh and Mary was being a good sport trying to “pin the tail on the donkey”. We laughed till we cried.

We will remember Mary fondly for her big heart and sassy personality.
Linda and Wayne Shepheard

Chris Bobenic

Posted at 11:21pm
Mary was a wonderful lady and such a force. Never was she at a loss for words, never did she sit still and she always had a smile and hello for everyone. It was such a pleasure to meet up and reconnect with Mary after over 20 years. Back then I was coaching her daughter Karen, now it was a role reversal. I will always remember Mary’s excitement and interest when I started learning her sport, lawn bowling.

I know that both Peter and Mary found so much pleasure with their bowling over the years. Whether it was for recreation or competition they were fully committed themselves and encouraged others. Their involvement over the years to Rotary Lawn outstanding.

Yet, my conversations with Mary always started with family updates, no question family was important. As you celebrate her life I am sure that you all will find feelings of comfort, moments of peace and memories of joy that will help support you during this difficult time.

Chris Bobenic

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