Albina passed away peacefully on March 11, 2021 in her 90th year. She was born in Vaisbuniskiu village, Vilkaviskio region, Lithuania, the fifth of eight children. At the young age of 15 she was captured by the German army, never to see her mother again. Time was spent in a DP camp for one year. After the war, she with many other Lithuanians chose to work in the textile industry in Bradford, England. It was there that she met her future husband, Antanas, with whom she left for Canada in 1950 to start a new life.
Albina was a devoted wife and mother who took great pride and joy in everything that she did, in particular her cooking and baking. She was a wonderful and loving mother to her daughter, Grazina (Ann), and always had time for her daughter’s friends. She had a unique sense of humour and was able to somehow always see the silver lining in any situation. Her beautiful smile lit up a room and she truly enjoyed a good laugh.
Her heart was always in her homeland and she was in one of the first groups of immigrant Lithuanians to visit Lithuania under Soviet rule in the 1970s. She returned to Lithuania several more times during her life to maintain her family ties and to enjoy Lithuanian traditions and culture.
She was married to her loving husband, Antanas, for 71 years. They complimented each other very well even though they had diverse interests. She leaves behind a sister Ona in Lithuania and many nieces and nephews.
Our heartfelt thanks go to the management and all staff at Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home for the excellent and compassionate care that she received making her last home a happy, safe and caring place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home or to Resurrection Parish.