Wanda Laub died May 14th, 2019 at 92 years of age. Wanda Louise Alwine Miller was born on January 8th, 1927 at home on the farm in Landis, Saskatchewan.
Wanda was the Valedictorian when she graduated from McClury High School, in Wilkie, Saskatchewan in 1945. She entered nurses training at Regina General Hospital in 1946, becoming an R.N. in 1949. From 1949 until 1953, she worked at a small hospital in Española, New Mexico as a missionary nurse.
Wanda met Bruno Laub on Christmas Eve 1953, and they married in Calgary on June 30th, 1954. While signing their marriage certificate, they discovered they shared the very same birthdate!
Wanda and Bruno lived in Stettler, Drayton Valley, Edmonton, and Whitecourt, Alberta before settling in Creston B.C. in 1964, where they raised four children.
“Amazing” is the word used most often to describe our mom. She was a faithful wife, wonderful mother, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, and liked nothing more than playing with her kids and grandchildren, except perhaps feeding them! Many wonderful meals and memories were shared around her table. When you were with Mom or Oma or Great-grandma, you knew she loved you more than anything else in this world.
Exceptionally intelligent, she enjoyed reciting long passages of poetry she memorized in her youth. She also enjoyed writing poetry, playing the piano, gardening, visiting with friends, and traveling throughout Canada, America, the Caribbean, and Europe. She was humble, hard-working, and hospitable, always putting out her best china cups for coffee or tea with family and friends.
A sweet, strong, and faithful Christian whose lifetime was one of sacrificial love, we know God has welcomed Wanda home with the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Wanda was predeceased by her husband Bruno, daughter Jana, granddaughter Lisa, son-in-law Richard, and brothers Bill, Edwin, and Harry.
Wanda is survived by 3 children, Charmaine, Mark, and Michelle; 7 grandchildren who adored their Oma, Matthew, Ryan, and Loriann from California; Chris, Laura, Eric, and Andrew from Washington; and 4 beautiful great-granddaughters Kyra, Lenora, Evelyn, and Calliope. On on her 64th and final Mother’s Day, Oma saw photos of her one-week-old great-granddaughter Callie and smiled.
Special thanks to the staff at Swan Valley Lodge for their loving care. Thanks also to friends and family for your love and sympathy for our family at this difficult time.
You are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st at the Creston Baptist Church, with a reception at The Creston Hotel Banquet room immediately following.
In her memory, Wanda has asked that you would “please help a poor child somewhere in the world.”