It is with heavy heart
that we announce the passing of Georgina Pauline Benton (Kubos)
April 29th 1967-October 1st 2014.
After a courageous battle with cancer, Georgina passed away peacefully at 47 years of age. Family and Friends will always remember her undeniable strength, wit, feisty nature, generosity of spirit, love of people, laugh, zest for life and unconditional love for her family and friends.
Left to treasure her memory is her husband Jack, son Brady, daughter Madison, grandson Nixon, and stepson Tim. Her mother Nina Kubos, sister Colleen and her husband Alain Meunier and children, and mother in law Shirlee (Granny) Benton; as well as numerous extended family and treasured friends who Georgi considered to be family.
Georgina was predeceased by her Father George Kubos, paternal grandparents Louis and Mary Kubos, maternal grandparents Paul and Marie Bezak as well as a number of aunts and uncles.
She was an extremely proud and protective mother, lover of animals, huge outdoor enthusiast with a passion for snowmobiling, quading, boating, and fishing. Born and Raised a Fernie girl; Georgina graduated from Fernie Secondary and furthered her education at SAIT University in Calgary, earning her dental assistant diploma.
After graduating from SAIT, Georgina met the love of her life Jack Benton. They married in October 1991 and settled in Fernie where Brady and Madison were born. In 1996 they made the decision to move their family to Castlegar, Jack’s hometown, and there they started their own trucking company. As tough as it was for Georgina to leave Fernie and her friends, she quickly adapted to her new life in Castlegar and it was not long before she made new lifelong friends who she always referred to as family.
To say Georgina was the hostess with the mostest would be an understatement that we can all attest to. She loved hosting parties and always put on the biggest and best spread. At the end of the night her friends left with a bellyache from a combination of overeating and laughing. There never was a party where Georgi wasn’t the last person to call it a night. Georgi loved being part of many functions and seldom passed up a good challenge. One year in particular the Pass Creek Fair put on a scarecrow competition for the most original and unique scarecrow. At the very last minute Georgina decided to enter this competition and won first place. Georgina was very proud of her title as the undisputed champion of the Pass Creek Fair Scarecrow Competition and wore her ribbon proudly.
Georgina’s pride in life was her Husband, her children and her four legged family members. She had a heart of gold that was large enough to disperse love to the entire world, but mess with her Family; her children in particular and she instantly turned into Momma Grizzly that nobody ever wanted to reckon with.
Although Georgi left us too soon, all of our lives have been touched and enriched by her presence. Her passion and determination for life as a whole, was second to none and everyone who knew her was in awe of her strengths and overall outlook on life.
Not a day went by that she did not radiate love and compassion to her family and all those around her. Her caring and loving spirit will remain with us the rest of our lives and for that we are forever grateful. No matter what the situation was, or where in the world her husband and babies were, Georgi never failed to remind them every single day how much she loved them with her infamous phrase – “did I tell you I love you today?”
Forever in our hearts……