HUBER, Katherine Mrs. Katherine ‘Kay’ Huber (nee Tinordi), beloved wife of Mr. John Huber of Red Deer, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, after a brief battle with cancer, at the age of 77 years. Kay was born on May 21, 1927 at Baracs, Hungary. She immigrated to Spiritwood, Saskatchewan at the age of three with her mother, one sister and one brother in 1930, where her father had started a homestead in 1929. In 1939, the family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, where eventually she met and married her husband, John Huber in 1947. Three of her four children were born in Lethbridge. In 1954, the family was transferred to Grande Prairie through her husband’s work at Canadian Freightways. There, Kay often spoke of the hard times and became involved in church work – even holding Sunday Services in her home, including having the baptism of three of her children, one niece, Marie and three nephews, David, Tim and Terry in her own home. The family was then transferred to Regina, Saskatchewan and in 1957, they finally settled in Red Deer, where the last of her four children, daughter, Jane was born. In 1963, Kay and John created a freight company called K & K Transport, which they ran until their retirement in 1980. At that time, they moved to Fort MacLeod, Alberta where they ran a motel until 1989, when they returned to Red Deer and continued with their retirement. Kay took pride in her cooking and baking and often created her own recipes which, in a Canada wide baking contest, came up a winner for three consecutive years. She took very much pride in gardening and won several awards and recognition for her flower beds. For many years, her outside Christmas decorations, mostly made by hand, brought happiness to many people, as well as winning awards. In 1966, Kay typed a weekly coin column for the Red Deer Advocate and in 1972 for the Advisor. She retired from the column in 1974 due to illness. Kay had so much compassion for her family and other people and she brought so much joy and laughter to those who were blessed to have known her. About the last eight years, Kay was very involved with her church and made many, many friends. She will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to have known her, but she is at rest with her Lord and Savior and is finally with her beloved son and daughter, who went to be with the Lord ahead of their time. Heaven will be far richer by having her spirit and she will be missed until we meet again. Kay was a loving wife and devoted mother, who loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kay will be very sadly missed but lovingly remembered and forever cherished in the hearts of her family and dear friends. Kay leaves to mourn her loss, her loving husband of fifty-seven years, John, daughter, Linda (Brad) Warner and son, Wayne (Bonnie) Huber, all of Red Deer, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She will also be sadly missed by four brothers, Steve (Jean) Tinordi of Red Deer, John (Hilda) Tinordi, Frank (Zita) Tinordi and Louie (Thea) Tinordi, all of Lethbridge, Alberta, sister-in-law, Irene Tinordi of Fort MacLeod, Alberta, two God children, David and Marie Tinordi, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great, great nieces and nephews. Kay was predeceased by her parents, Mike Tinordi in 1963 and Katherine Tinordi in 1976, a son, Dennis Huber in 1982, a daughter, Jane Jarvis in 1997, two sisters, Mary and Helen and a brother, Mike.
Mom, if love could have kept you alive, you never would have left me.
My arms call out to hold you, but God saw you getting weary.
He did what he thought best. He put his arms around you
And whispered “come and rest”. God broke my heart to prove to me –
He only takes the best. I have lost, but God has gained.
I love you, Mom – Linda.
A Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held at the Trinity Christian Fellowship Church, 4346 – 39th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend James Culham officiating. Interment will follow at the Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired, Memorial Donations in Kay’s honour may be made directly to the Trinity Christian Fellowship Church, 4346 – 39th Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 0Z5. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Jean and Steve Tinordi and sisters-in-law, Hilda Tinordi and Irene Tinordi for all they have done to help Kay and John during their time of need – no words can express our appreciation. As well, we would like to thank the Trinity Christian Fellowship Church Congregation who knew Kay and the pastors for all their blessings and help in our time of need. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at
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