Tubman Funeral Home

416 Main Street, Kipling, SK


Elsie Mabel Churi

November 7, 1929January 18, 2020

With heavy hearts, the family of Elsie Churi announce the passing of their mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and sister on January 18, 2020 at the age of 90.

Elsie was predeceased by her parents Annie and Ralph Urzada, husband Steve, sons in law Arthur Hoblyak and Fred Appleton as well as several sisters and brothers in law.

Elsie is survived by her children Carol Appleton, Rose Anne Hoblyak, Kathy (Daryl) Savage, Roddy Churi, Marge (Doug) Pusch, Lynda Churi, Brenda (Stacy) Huzina. Elsie is also survived by 21 grand children,31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild as well as her brothers and sister Archie (Marlene) Urzada, Ruby (Bill) Duke and Wilfred Urzada.

Elsie's many talents were knitting,sewing,embroidery,cooking and gardening to name a few. She actively farmed side by side with her husband up until his passing then continued to farm along side her son Roddy. Elsie had many passions: her family,her love of animals and birds, the family farm and the love of life.

Elsie remained on the family farm until she was no longer able and at this time became a resident of the Deer View Lodge in Wawota July of 2018 and in July of 2019 became a resident of the Long Term Care Home in Kipling until her passing.

The family would like to thank the staff and doctors of both facilities as well as the Kipling Hospital for all their utmost respect, love, compassion and care Elsie received during her stay.

A celebration of life will be held in the Kipling Community Rec Centre Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. a private family burial will be held immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Bekevar Heritage Fund or the Kipling Long Term Care Home (Activities department).

Arrangements in care of Tubman Cremation and Funeral Services 1-800-667-8962


  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020


Elsie Mabel Churi

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Gloria Marton

February 12, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your mother and father coming to town every Saturday when the kids were growing up. Your mom always had a big smile. Very nice lady. I am sure she will be missed. Keep her close to your heart and cherish the time you had with her.

Don Marton

Gloria Marton

Destiny Kertai

January 24, 2020

You will be greatly missed by all of us , your kind heart and cute smile ! We all loved your hugs ! Steve said his favourite memory was painting your toe nails , love you grandma!

Jim and Sharron Szucs

January 24, 2020

To the Churi Family,
We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Elsie.Hopefully sharing your fond memories of her will help you through the days ahead.
Jim and Sharron Szucs

Christine CHURI

January 23, 2020

Grandma, I don't know where to start, I have so many great memories with you,from raising me as a little girl to gardening,cooking, or just having conversations of anything right up until the day God called you home. I'm so thankful you were able to meet and be apart of Justin,Brantley,Chloee and Nixon's lives. I will always share those special memories with the kids. We were so blessed to have you as our Grandma (Momma). We love you very much.

Curt Appleton

January 23, 2020

Forever loved and remembered... C.P.A.