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July 20, 2023

Luba Anne Strutton of St. Helens died peacefully, July 20, 2023, at the age of 86. Born July 3, 1937, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Wasalyna Michalyna; her husband, John Edward Strutton; her sister, Mary Taylor; and her beloved son, Johnny, and his partner, Joanne Trecartin. Luba was loved and will be missed by her children, Sylvia; Mike and his wife, Natasha; and Chris, and his wife, Sherri. She was very proud of her grandchildren, Taylor, Christina, and Ella; and her great-grandchild, Zoey. Her fridge was always covered with pictures of her family. Hers was a life filled with love, adventure, mischief, and a deep love of family and the natural world. She was a woman of many talents, her crafting brought to many people and her children. She was always drying flowers and making essences to share with others. She had an extremely kind and generous heart and was always there for support whenever it was needed. She treasured life, was kind, strong, and always present for a good laugh. She saw the positive in every situation. Luba was an inspiration to all and will be deeply missed by family, friends, and neighbours, and at the same time, it is with glad hearts that we are grateful to have had her in our lives. The family wishes to extend thanks and gratitude to the dedicated friends and amazing neighbours in the St. Helens community who supported our mom over the years. This enabled her to remain in her loving home until she died. Thank you also to the doctors, nurses, and ambulance and mobility bus drivers who made sure she was able to live her life to the fullest. A celebration of life will be held at the St Helens Community Hall, Saturday, Aug. 26, from 1-3 p.m. Donations to the CNIB are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow. Condolences on-line at