Bernice Kobluk (nee Foerster) peacefully left for her heavenly home on January 11, 2021 at the age of 83. She was born at home on a farm, the eldest of 6 children, to parents Arthur and Lydia Foerster of Golden Spike. She grew up on the farm in a modest home, learning how to work hard, do without many luxuries and live out a life of faith.
Bernice was baptized and confirmed and then later married in the Lutheran church to Allan Kobluk in 1961. Bernice, with Allan, made her home in Lacombe for the past 47 years where she raised a family, gardened, quilted, knitted, baked, volunteered and showered loved on her family and friends. Her faith and her family were the two most precious things to her.
She had a beautiful gift of hospitality. She put others needs and wishes before her own. She was continually grateful and content, many times with very little. She saw the blessings in hardships and often suffered quietly without complaint. She was always thifty but generous, loving to share what she had with others. She was a gentle, quiet, patient woman that was a true friend to all who knew her. And she was an extraordinary mother and grandmother.
She made many great memories with her family during frequent camping trips, a few select tropical vacations, and a yearly event of taking her prize vegetables, fruit, flowers, quilts and preserves to the Bentley fair.
After losing her beloved husband of 57 years in 2018, Bernice remained in their home with a quiet life of reading her Bible, praying for her children and grandchildren, tending her flower gardens, enjoying phone calls and visits from her family, neighbors and friends, watching game shows, listening to Gaither gospel music and enjoying fresh fruit.
Bernice was predeceased by her husband Allan and brother Howard Foerster and leaves behind to grieve, sisters Arline Verdonk (Peter), Eunice Kulak (Wayne) and Donna Foerster and brother Walter Foerster.
Bernice is also lovingly remembered by her three children Rick Kobluk (Pam), Debbie Wallbank (Scott) and Cheryl Kobluk, four grandchildren Jessica, Keely, Tara and Laura and many friends from the church and the community.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held on Friday January 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Wilson's Funeral Chapel. Recording of the Service will be available shortly after.
A Private Graveside Service will be held on Friday January 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Fairview Cemetery Lacombe.
Donation in Memory of Bernice can be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation: http://www.heartandstroke.ca
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