April 4, 1934 – November 5, 2019
Isabell (Strubey) Braun was born in Humboldt Sask April 4, 1934 passed away November 5th. 9th of 10 children born to Frank and Pauline (Bauml) Strueby predeceased by siblings, Melanie Grace, Quirin Strueby, Delores Stout, Benjamin Strueby, Francis Monteith, Isidore Strueby, Gregor Strueby, and grandson Ryan Merkosky. Survived by Arthur Braun husband, daughters Laurel Merkosky (Dennis), Wendy (Duane), Melanie (Terry), 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brother Eugene and Midge Strueby sister-in-law’s Henrietta Strueby and Annie Strueby.
Isabell was born the 9th child of 10 in 1934 into a farming community in Marysburg Sask, where hard work was the tone of the day. When the work was complete the competitions of every sort would begin as the Strueby family was competitive to the bone often ending with music and song. Isabell left home at 19 headed for Ocean Falls BC where she met and married Art Braun to whom they shared 65yrs. They were blessed with 3 daughters Laurel, Wendy, and Melanie. Isabell , Art and family moved to Campbell River BC in 1966, there Isabell became very involved in hockey, softball, badminton, golf, curling, and criticizing her son in-laws at fastball. Isabell was very involved with her church and the CWL were she taught the women to line dance. Mom loved to dance! Art and Isabell loved to travel visiting many different locations in Canada and the US with the house on there back (motor home) trips to family in Sask and Man, and Nashville a record 13 times. Isabell took great joy in her 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Our family wishes to thank all the staff at Discovery Harbour who cared for mom with such love and kindness, and a very special thank you to Dr. Walker.
Church service and Celebration of Life will be held at St Patrick’s Catholic Church Campbell River at 1 pm Dec. 28th with lunch and fellowship to follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers donations made in moms memory to the Alzheimer’s Association BC or to the St Patrick’s Parish Building fund would be greatly appreciated.
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