Kujbida , Deborah

Monday, June 3, 2013

Deborah Lee Kujbida
1957 to 2013
With great sorrow and heavy hearts, the family of Deborah Kujbida announces her sudden passing as the result of a tragic accident on Monday, May 27, 2013 while doing one of the things she loved best, scuba diving. Deborah was born in Terrace Bay, the youngest of four children to Bill and Gladys Kujbida. Following completion of high school, she attended college in London where she achieved her diploma in Social Work. Following a brief period of time in Thunder Bay, Deborah moved to Chicago, married and had her son, Will. While the marriage did not last, her relationship with Will grew stronger with every passing year and they shared many common interests together. She was a woman with a huge heart for the underdog and volunteered her time in all sorts of activities ranging from working with veterans learning scuba diving to running in marathons raising money for cancer. She looked forward to every challenge in her life whether it be climbing the mountains of Peru, diving the Gunilda in Rossport, ice climbing at Orient Bay or walking the trails at the Forest preserve in her hometown of Beach Park. She had a full life, balancing the demands of her job as Manager, Logistics and Transportation with Rotary International in Evanston, IL to spending time with her family and friends in all parts of the world. Deborah was predeceased by her parents Bill and Gladys Kujbida. Left behind to share and cherish memories of her are her son William Nash, friend Keith Cormican, sister Marilyn (Craig), brothers Michael and Glenn (Marjorie), nieces Allison, Elizabeth and Emily and nephew Gregory. As it was Deborah’s wish to be buried close to the mountains and Lake Superior, she returned home to Canada and a funeral service will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM in the Blake Funeral Chapel with Rev. Msgr. P.M. Stilla V.G. officiating followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery. As Deborah touched so many people through her job at Rotary International and her association with the diving and climbing community, a memorial service will be held in her hometown of Beach Park Illinois at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Deborah always expressed the desire for people to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, smell the flowers while getting some exercise and most importantly, at the end of each and every day, hug your loved ones and tell them you love them.

Forever in our hearts.

A tree will be planted in memory of Deborah Kujbida in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 8, 2014.

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