Della Minnie Hubensky passed away in the early morning of August 18th, 2014 at Dunrovin Park Lodge in Quesnel.
Della was predeceased by her parents; Martha and Levi, her brothers; Bill, Gordon and Cliff, her sisters; Edith and Florence (Flossie), her husband, Charlie and her son, Dale. She is survived by her daughters, Leah (Phil) and Leanne (John) and by her sister Irene Gingrich and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Della was born on the family farm near Plunkett, Saskatchewan on January 6th, 1929. She was the youngest of seven children born to Levi and Martha Habermehl. Sadly Martha passed away in June 1930, when Della was only 18 months old. Although, she was raised during the hard times of the 1930’s, Della always had happy memories of life on the farm in Saskatchewan. Her older siblings affectionately called her “Bug” and often recounted tales of how they were responsible for ‘babysitting’ her while trying to get the farm work done. Some of Della’s favourite memories of her childhood were of trips to Manitou Beach and to the community hall there called Danceland.
Della moved to Chilliwack, BC in the late 1940’s, were she worked for Canada Packers in the poultry plant and as a cashier for Overwaitea. It is in Chilliwack, where she met and then married Charlie Hubensky. They moved to Wells in the 1961.
Della spent 43 years in Wells, first building and operating the Hubs Motel and then working the summers at the information desk in Barkerville. She often remarked that this was one of the best jobs she ever had as she got to talk to people from all over the world and she could provide information about her favorite places, Wells and Barkerville.
Della loved the community of Wells and will be remembered for all of her tireless hours of volunteer work and fundraising for many community organizations. She was seldom seen without a book of raffle tickets that needed to be sold.
The family would like to thank all the staff of Dunrovin Park Lodge and Maple House for the kindness and care given over the last six years.
Della requested that there be no service. Donations in Della’s memory can be made to the Wells Community Hall or a charity of your choice.