Adelia Marie (Nelson) Guba, 87, of Emo, finally had enough of Cancer, she said “I am tired.” She passed away peacefully December 26, 2021, with family by her side. She was born premature on a wintry day, January 14, 1934, on the family farm, in Myhre Township near Williams, only daughter to Elmer Loyd and Adelia Maranda (Holton) Nelson. They kept her warm on the oven door wrapped in a blanket. She grew up tough and stubborn to win.

Mom said she did not remember much about her mother, Adelia Maranda who had passed away February 8, 1940, leaving her with her brothers Marvin and George. They moved in with their maternal grandparents George and Grace Hartnell.

Adelia attended school in Williams, where she graduated from in 1951. She liked to play volleyball, basketball and hockey. It was on the skating rink where she met her husband to be, Milton Samuel Guba. Her friends wanted to know who he was, so she accidentally ran into him to get his name. He was working in Williams for the railroad. They were married June 14, 1952, in Bethany Lutheran Church. They lived where ever the railroad sent him, Redditt, Red Lake Road and Minaki. She got tired of moving, so she bought a house in Emo, it was home to us. We did make many trips to Williams so she could be with her many relatives.

Adelia worked at Cloverleaf Grocery, downtown Emo, for 32 years, making many friends and loyal customers. Mom was a long time member of the Emo Legion Ladies Auxilary, helping in the kitchen and selling 50/50 tickets. She loved curling, either on the ice or watching her favourite teams. Crocheting and knitting was her passion, quilting was a close second, making quilts for family. The Baptist Church Mission benefited with over 500 afghans made by her for those in Guatemala, Northern Canada, and Ukraine. Mom loved to play cards, especially crib, then it was bingo. She enjoyed sea cruises around the world, last one in 2019. Adelia was Emo’s Senior Citizen of the Year 2012.

Adelia Marie will be lovingly missed by her children David and Sue Guba, LeRoy and Karen Guba, Ann Guba and Keith Jolicouer, Wayne and Leanne Guba, Jay and Elaine Guba; her sisters Donna Pederson, Geraldine Johnson, Carol and Jerry Unruh, Verna and Harold Kittleson; and her brother Lyle Nelson; in-laws Ed Guba and Elvira (Guba) Beamish.

Fondly remembered by her grandchildren Andrew Guba and Candy Sheffield, Michael Guba, Christine and Trey Quance, Nicholas Guba and Meagan Bell, Matthew and Hannah Guba, Jonathon and April Guba, Brett and Hannah Guba, Tyler Michl and Michelle Forbes, Travis Michl, Teila Michl, and Todd Michl, David, Christopher, Brittany, Ashley and Eric Guba, Candice and Joey Allair, Kyle and Kaytlin Guba.

Loving thoughts by her great-grandchildren Damien Schuler, Charity, Ryker, Paeden and Emmercyn Quance, Rosemary and Randy Guba, Iris Guba, Collette and Lucas Guba, Kayla, Kassandra, and Aaron Michl, Cyenna and Brelynn Doherty, Tahlon and Zeva Tredwin, Ashton, Gracie and Jaxon Allair.

Adelia Marie was predeceased by her husband Milton Samuel Guba; brothers Marvin David Nelson, George Henry Nelson, Allen Dale Nelson, Glenn Elmer Nelson; and her sisters Joy Marie Nelson, Ruth Ann Nelson, and Marlene Diane Nelson; her parents Elmer and Adelia; step-parent Dorothy May Routier; her grandparents Ralph Ernest Holton and Grace Lillian (McIntyre) Hartnell; and step-grandfather George Hartnell, Gustave and Mary Emily Nelson; sister and brothers-in-law, LaVonne Nelson, Gerald Grill, Violet (Guba) and Doug Andrews, Florence (Barber) Guba, Norman Beamish, Arnold Guba, Andrew Guba, Gloria (Guba) Ramstead, Judy (Guba) and Robert Hazelton; parents-in-law Andrew and Elizabeth (Toth) Guba; and great-granddaughter Destiny Ann preceded her.

Many nieces, nephews and cousins warmly recall her life with them.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Donations in memory of Adelia Marie are gratefully accepted to Canadian Cancer Society, Riverside Foundation for Health Care – Emo Health Centre, or a charity of your choice by cheque, c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89 Emo, Ont. P0W 1E0.