1930 - 2018
The family of Jarmila Mary Thibodeau are deeply saddened to announce the passing of a very dear wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother in Taber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at the age of 88 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Jarmila will be missed dearly by her loving husband of sixty four years, Paul Thibodeau; her children Ronnie (Kim) Thibodeau of Cranford, JoAnne (Bob) Toth of Taber, Raymond (Sue) Thibodeau of Cranford and Janine (Allan) Davies of Hays; grandchildren Tenille (Wade), Logan (Tasha), Kelsey (Chase), Nolan (Tori), Brenna (Kyle), Bradie (Daemund), Kayl and Kyra; great grandchildren Blayne, Ridge, Talia, Joelle, Daxton and Cooper. She is also survived by her siblings Rosie, Henry, John, Alice and Frances as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jarmila was predeceased by her parents John and Agnes Kurina; infant sister Karolina; Paul's parents Zephyre and Della Thibodeau; Paul’s sister Laurette Raymond; Paul’s brothers Roland, Raymond, twin brother Louis and Gerald.
Jarmila was born in Jamieson (now Cranford), Alberta on June 15, 1930, the first of seven children for John and Agnes Kurina. In 1951, while living and working in Ontario, Jarmila met and fell in love with Paul Thibodeau. When she returned to Alberta, Paul followed her, and they were married in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lethbridge on April 22, 1954. Paul began farming with Jarmila's father John, eventually starting their own farm. Together they raised four children. Jarmila enjoyed her beautiful flowers, especially her roses, and gardening. Sewing was her winter passion, and her Czech baking and cooking was enjoyed by family and friends. But her greatest joy were her children , grandchildren and great grandchildren.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jarmila’s name may be made directly to the The Good Samaritan Society, Linden View, 4700 - 64 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 0C6.