Mary ‘Anna’ O’Neill Kubik, R.N. passed on January 20, 2023, surrounded by family at her son’s and daughter-in-law’s home in Fredericton, NB where she enjoyed her ‘non-bungalow’ months since 2021. Anna was predeceased by husband, Alfie Kubik.
Anna was born in Glace Bay, NS to the late Andrew and Mary (McDonald) O’Neill. She is survived by children, Dino (Dr. Ann Harvey) of Fredericton, Roberta of Revelstoke, B.C., and Andy (Danielle) of Halifax; grandchildren, Erika (Marc) of Fredericton, Andrew (Nichole) of Leduc, Thomas, Joseph, Madeleine, Isaac, Jacob, Abraham, Faith, Hope and Jonathan of Halifax; great-grandchildren Miley, Dominic and Connor of Leduc, as well as, nieces Darlene Fleming of Halifax and Peggy O’Neill McNeil of Glace Bay. Anna is also survived by brother Vince, sister-in-law Dorothy (Brantford, ON) and brother-in-law Ray MacNeil (Toronto, ON).
She was predeceased by siblings Bill, Jack, Cecil, Teresa, Martin, Micky, Tony and Joan.
A graduate in the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing’s Class of ‘53 many remember Anna as an R.N. full of compassion and as a lifelong learner in the profession. Anna nursed in five different decades until retiring in her mid seventies. During her early years Anna worked at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Pediatrics, Recovery Room, on the floors and as a private duty nurse in the hospital and in family homes. During the latter part of her career, Anna particularly enjoyed her work with veterans at Taigh na Mara where she would tuck in each and every patient with a caring good night, love in her heart and a sparkle in her eye.
Anna will be remembered for her natural athleticism. This led Anna to the basketball courts of Saint Anne’s High School, outdoor skating and shushing down the slopes of Ski Ben Eoin. The Mad Tuck Ski race was her specialty, even at the age of 81! Golf became an added passion for Anna at age 79. Anna remains an inspiration to both young and senior golfers ‘to seize the day and learn something new’.
Anna’s faith was at the forefront of her life philosophy. As a dedicated parish member to both St. Anne’s in Glace Bay and St. Mary’s in East Bay, she found great strength in the church community. This strength was shared with all she met.
Another community that gave Anna great joy are the sewing and quilting groups of Cape Breton. Anna’s quilts and crafts have brought great joy, comfort and lasting memories to many friends and family.
More than anything, Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, at the summer bungalow in East Bay, where the view of the rolling hills never grew old. For family, sitting on the front step of the bungalow on a cool summer night, wrapped in one of Anna’s quilts, will truly be the loving essence of our Anna.
The family would like to thank Anna’s support group including, Dr. J. MacLean, Dr. G. MacDonald, Extra Mural Nursing, Catherine Horne, Flo Harvey and Father Suresh.
The Celebration of Life will take place in Glace Bay over the summer. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Modern Cremations, Fredericton, N.B. There will be no visitation at this time. Donations can be made to the Glace Bay Food Bank https://tinyurl.com/GlaceBayFoodBank or charity of your choice.
George Burrows says
My deepest condolences to Dino,Andy ,Roberta and extended family.I had so much respect for your mom.I will always remember her kindness and professionalism
Mark Macneill says
My condolences to Roberta, Dino, Andy and all the family. Anna was truly remarkable – super kind and always friendly. I think of her and you guys often whence ever I am crossing the East Bay sandbar and see your summer home there perched on the rise overlooking the Bay. Kindest regards to all. Mark
Jean MacAdam says
God Bless Anna. Thinking of her makes me smile. She will be missed.
My deepest condolences.
Bonnie MacInnis Mabon says
Heartfelt sympathies to you Dino and all your family. Your Mom will remain forever in your heart. Bonnie & Rene
Marian Lucas-Jefferies says
Dino and Anne, Deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. What an incredible life. I can only hope to be as active and to enjoy life as much as she did. Keeping you all in our prayers. Marian & Graham
Heather Murrin says
My Deepest Condolences,
Anna was a wonderful Lady in our neighborhood.Very friendly to everyone. Many a day she would call me to her door and hand me a slip for a free round of golf and would accept nothing more than a handshake. She will be missed.
Lynn MacEachern says
Our condolences and thoughts go out to you all at this time. Anna was such a lovely lady who shared her wonderful smile so readily with all. The world would be a much better place if more people had Anna’s outlook.
Lynn and Alan MacEachern
Linda McNeil says
So very sorry to hear about beautiful Anna. She was an amazing woman! So kind, gentle, caring and generous. There was always such a joyful, mischievous twinkle in her eyes! It was always a pleasure to meet her. I have missed her. She has certainly left light wherever she went. Hugs to all!
Alisa Mac Kinnon says
So sorry for the loss of your mother!! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Bernadette Taylor says
Dino, Roberta, Andy, and families: sending along our sincere condolences, on the loss of your beautiful Mom! We feel like we’ve been connected with you folks for as long as we remember: from growing up in Glace Bay, to times in East Bay, skiing, and golfing. Anna had a magnetism that drew you in, always up for a little visit, a chat, and no doubt a giggle! She will be missed, but I’m sure the stories will carry you through. Take care, and know that we’re thinking of you all.
Bernadette and Marie (Bisson)
john t ling says
Condolences to Anna’s family on your loss. She was a beautiful lady who so much enjoyed life. Lots of smiles when Anna was on the slopes of Ski Ben Eoin, pleasant memories.
Danette LeBlanc Murphy says
Very saddened by this news.
Anna was a lovely coworker and an incredible nurse. So caring indeed!
She is related and is my cousin, as she always called me
She lived next to my grandparents Billy and Annie O’Neill on Rockdale for many years.
She and my mom Genevieve, Anna called her Genna, went to St. Anne’s camp for as many years as they could.
This is a great loss to you all , but I am sure you have lot of memories of her, she certainly gave you lots to reminisce about. She was a wonderful lady
Deepest condolences to you all today. May her memories give you comfort at this time
Nancy Dearing says
Condolences to Dino, Roberta, Andy and the entire Kubic family. Anna was an inspiration to all who met her. May she Rest In Peace ❤️
Nancy Dearing says
Condolences to Dino, Roberta, Andy and the entire Kubik family. Anna was a great lady and an inspiration to all who met her.
May she Rest In Peace ❤️
Nancy (Tompkins) Dearing
Colleen Shepherd says
Condolences to the family…shared many great times with Anna in St Joseph’s Hospital…
Cheryl ONeill and Paul O’Neill says
Anna blessed our hearts with her life, her laughter and her love! She was a special friend to me and I will miss her dearly…..sincere condolences to her children, family and friends….our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow….Rest in peace dear Anna!
Cape Breton Regional Municipal says
So saddened to hear of former neighbor and also same church lol. Anna would sometimes call me Bernie Michael, my older brother but our last time I saw Anna was in Town of Glace Bay, called me Stephen and said I spoke from the heart. She has taught me more humility than anyone I know. So glad to have known her.🙏♥️
Donnie DeLeskie says
My deepest condolences to the family. I have many happy memories of working with Anna at Taigh Na Mara….a tremendous lady, nurse and co-worker. Rest easy Anna.
Delores Weyman says
Anna was a amazingly unique individual..I’ve been blessed to have the privilege of working, traveling and enjoying her amusing disposition. So keen minded and energetic. She was definitely one of a kind! She had worked many shifts for me over the years. I will always remember her kindness. My condolence to her family members. May she RIP. She will be greatly missed by many. Now our angel in heaven. ❤️
James Byrne says
Sorry for your loss
Keith O’Neill says
My condolences to the family, I am sorry to hear about your loss.
Della king says
A beautiful soul I met 20 yrs ago, her light shined so bright when she entered a room. My condolences to all her family. She sure will be missed. Rest in Eternal Peace Anna, Love you❤️🙏
Rhoda Blaauw says
With love and sincere condolences to the Kubik family upon the repose of your dear Anna: Mother, Grandmother, Relative, and Friend to many . . . . You all have been in our thoughts and prayers.
Mark and Rhoda
Dolena and Keith says
Dear Dino, Andy and Roberta…it is sad to loose your parents but the best of them is instilled
in you….Roberta we met at Martock (I am Peter’s Mom) and I skied with your Mom.
Having great memories of all the O’Neil family having lived on Hillside.
Life moves on but our memories become our treasures so keep them close to your heart.
Know that others are sharing your lose today…Dolena (Ford) AuCoin Windsor
Mike Daniels says
Dino and family, Sorry for your loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Murray Snowdon says
Sorry to hear of your loss. Its never easy regardless of age, but it does sound like she had a great life. Our best wishes.
Murray & Valerie
Betty Scovil says
My sincere sympathy Dino and Anne.
I am sorry I never met your mother Dino, as the tributes to her indicate a much loved person.
My prayers are with you
Norma & Blair McDonald says
To Anna’s Family—Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mother. Our paths crossed many times—Ski Ben Eoin (skiing and drinking her herbal teas), The Lakes golf course (first day golfing taking the plastic wrap off her clubs) and Taige na mare where she entertained my 90+ year old father. She would always give me a report and tell me how he was misbehaving with his buddies.
She definitely was an angel on earth and has now earned her heavenly wings. Sure Anna has some place special caring for more people.
Corinne Ferguson says
Deepest condolences to Anna’s Family. I had the pleasure of working with Anna at Taigh Na Mara. She had a huge heart and a beautiful soul. She was the TRUE meaning of a Nurse.
Mary and Joe Matheson---Glace Bay says
To all of Anna’s family our deepest sympathy. i attended Highschool with Anna and Alfie. She was active in sports I remember her in softball at summer camp and with girls basketball teams. Alfie and I played high school Rugby. Anna was always a nice lady, May she rest in peace.
Paul Mahoney says
Dino, Roberta, and Andy, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always kind and friendly. I have fond memories of her both from the ski hill and around the bungalow.
Helen Butts-Kelly says
Dear Kubik family, Andy, Danielle and kiddos. Andy I never got the chance to meet your Mom but knowing you she surely was a wonderful woman. Our family wishes to express our sincerest condolences to you and your entire family on the death of your dear Mom.
Helen Butts-Kelly and the Meadowlark Kellys’
yvonne dowe says
i worked with your mom at the community hosp. she made such an impression on me with her very caring and giving manner, never one to shirk undesirable work. truly an amazing gal my sincere condolences to all of her loving family
Dan & Marilyn Krauch says
Our deepest thoughts are with you and Danielle at this time .
Cathy Brown (Campbell) says
Dino, so sorry to hear of the death of your Mom. I know that your Mom was up there in years, but it is absolutely heartbreaking to lose a mother no matter the age. My sincere condolences.
Carla DiGiorgio says
My sympathies to Andy and family. Your mom was a great person and will be missed. Carla
Sheila and Robert. Johnston says
To Anna’s family so sorry for your loss Anna was a very special lady. Robert and Sheila Johnston.
Robbie Wadden Sr. and Robbie Wadden and. says
Our condolences to Andy,Roberta and Dino,your mom was a very special lady and we thought the world of her and she will be missed.