The scribe has died. Milton Samuel Guba, 77, of Emo, Ont., passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 27, 2004 at his residence.
Milton was born April 8, 1927 in Otthon, Sask. to the late Andrew and Elizabeth Guba. He was predeceased by infant brothers, Arnold and Andrew; great-granddaughter, Destiny Ann; and brother-in-law, Norm Beamish.
As a young man, he grew up in the Yorkton, Sask. area and later moved to northern Minnesota and the Northwestern Ontario area.
This is where he met his wife of 52 years, Adelia Marie.
He is survived by his wife, Adelia Marie; and five children, David and wife, Sue, of Red Deer, Alta., LeRoy and wife, Karen, of Eden Prairie, Mn., Ann and husband, Bill Michl, of Stratton, Ont., Wayne and wife, Leanne, of International Falls, Mn., and Jay and wife, Elaine, of Sudbury, Ont.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Christine, and Nicholas Guba, Matthew, Jonathan, and Brett Guba, Tyler, Travis, Todd, and Teila Michl, David, Christopher, Brittany, Ashley, and Erik Guba, and Candice and Kyle Guba; and three great-grandchildren, Kayla and Kassandra Michl, and Damian Guba.
Milt also is survived by four sisters, Violet Andrews and husband, Doug, of Tottenham, Ont., Elvera Beamish of Minesing, Ont., Gloria Ramstead and husband, Davis, of Regina, Sask., and Judith Hazelton and husband, Bob, of North Delta, B.C.; one brother, Edward Guba and wife, Florence, of Regina, Sask.; and many nieces and nephews.
Milt’s 39-year career was spent with the Canadian National Railway. But on the side, he enjoyed being a journalist, of which he spent more than 40 years with the Fort Frances Times as well as with the Rainy River Record.
Milt had a strong passion towards his family, helping in any possible way and loved to spend time with them all. He enjoyed sports to the fullest in his younger days, excelling in hockey with an opportunity to play for the Boston Bruins.
He also was involved with many community activities and events.
He had many second families, including the Christian Reformed Church and the different coffee gangs. He will miss you all.
A celebration of Milt’s life will be held Friday, July 2, 2004 at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m., with funeral services starting at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dan Vos officiating.
All family and friends are welcome.
Following the service, a reception will be held at the Emo Legion. Once again, all are welcome.
The pallbearers will be Tyler, Travis, and Todd Michl, Andrew and Michael Guba, Matthew and Jonathan Guba, and Kyle Guba.
The honourary pallbearers will be Candice, Teila, Christine, Brittany, Ashley, Kayla, Kassandra, Nicholas, Brett, David, Christopher, Erik, and Damian.
If family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Health Centre, 260 Front Street, Emo, Ont. P0W 1E0, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 920 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3N4.