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Claire Marcelle (Beatch) Haubrich

March 19, 1928 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 90)

It is with sadness that we let you know Claire Marcelle Haubrich, 90 of Kindersley, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 27, 2019. 

Claire was born on March 19, 1928 to Louis Edward Beatch and Marie Therese (Lussier) in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. She spoke affectionally of her years at the Convent of the Child Jesus in North Battleford and was happy to complete grade 11. After high school Claire soon met Walter Haubrich the love of her life. Claire and Walter married on April 18, 1949 and lived in North Battleford, had two children, then moved to Kindersley in 1952 to begin Kee Sheet Metal. They later moved to Eston to expand the family business and once established moved back to Kindersley. Over this time, their family expanded and by 1962 they had 9 children.

Claire lived a rich and happy life with an abundant and never wavering love of her family. She had room in her heart for all nine children - each feeling her strong and endless love. She enjoyed seeing her special grandchildren grow up and more recently loved to watch and hold her many beautiful great grandchildren. Family meant everything to Claire, and she was the heart of the Haubrich family. 

Claire’s life was also a devotion to God and community though her never failing faith and a focus on giving service to others. She offered service through leading children’s catechism programs and Brownie groups, being an active member of the CWL, Kindersley’s Horticultural Society and other community programs and in later years participated in prayer groups and many happy events at her new home in Caleb Manor. Claire’s love of gardening meant beautiful flowers throughout the year, fresh vegetables and hearty soups, and her deep curiosity and adventurous spirit meant travel with Walter to numerous countries around the world. Claire made time for it all – and it is hard to believe that she still found time to work full time for many years at Kee Sheet Metal. Throughout her life, Claire had a special ability to stay present and content. She took whatever came with patience and love and chose to be happy and grateful for each moment. Claire’s beautiful and loving soul will be dearly missed.

Claire was predeceased by her loving husband Walter (2005), son-in-law Gerry Curial (2008) and her son Bernard (2011) and her siblings Henry Beatch, Julie Nijman and Elmer Beatch. She is survived by her brother Louis Beatch, sister Jeannette Wickstrand, daughter-in-law Sharon Haubrich and eight children: Kathy (Bob) Clay of Kispiox Valley; Claire Curial of Whitehorse; Ed Haubrich of Calgary; Carol (Dave) Bailey of Red Deer; Susan (Bob) Lalonde of Calgary; Julie (Lesley) Haubrich/Sutherland of Saskatoon; Joanne (Keith) Meszaros of Bigger and Terry (Mark) Haubrich/Melymick of Toronto. Claire is predeceased by two grandchildren Katja (2017) and Steven (1987) and survived by 17 grandchildren; Bryan Curial (Svenja), Erika Tessier (Paul), Joanne Curial (Matt), Jed Clay, Chris Haubrich (Natasha), Jessica Clay (Scott), Katie Haubrich (Darcy), Kateri Clay (Stefan), Nick Bailey, Kaili Clay (Victor), Paula Haubrich (Chris), Sam Bailey, Ezra Meszaros (Lauren), Luke Melymick, Jordan Lalonde, Lee Melymick, Austin Lalonde and 12 great-grandchildren; Bennett, Ruth, Mikhail, Payton, Eloise, Clayton, Alice, Margaret, Charlotte, Henry, Maria, and Bridget.

A Prayer Vigil will be held Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at St Joseph’s Catholic Church and her Funeral Mass Service (followed by a reception) will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Those wishing to make donations in memory of Claire, may do so to the Development and Peace, Amnesty International, or the charity of donor's choice. C/O Prairie Rose Floral & Gift, 400 Main Street, Kindersley, SK


Donations may be made to:

Development and Peace
Rene-Levesque Blvd. West 3rd Floor, Montreal QC H3G 1T7
Tel: 1-514-257-8711
Web: http://devp.org

Amnesty International Canada
312 Laurier Ave E, OTTAWA ON K1N 1H9
Tel: 1-800-266-3789
Web: http://donate.amnesty.ca

A Charity of the Donor's Choice


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