Sr. Audrey Kubian, OP

July 3, 1917 - December 12, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Kubian, OP, Sister Audrey (born Mary Kubian in Lampman, Saskatchewan, Canada) died on December 12, 2016. She was 99 years old and a Dominican Sister for 78 years.

Sister Audrey served in the classroom or in the administration of schools at St. Joseph’s, Weare; St. Mary’s, Lake Leelanau; St. Mary’s, Carson City; Holy Family and St. Mary, Saginaw; Muskegon Catholic Central, and Grand Rapids Catholic Central. She later served as a secretary at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Grand Rapids and then as administrative assistant at OLLI at Aquinas College.

She earned a B.A. in Social Studies from Central Michigan University, an M.A. in Education from the University of Notre Dame and a Certificate in Religious Studies from Aquinas College.

Quiet and unassuming, Sister Audrey will be remembered for her generosity, cheerful smile, beautiful voice and enjoyment of the simple things in life. She loved to try new things and old recipes. She enjoyed sewing, hiking, reading, listening to music, doing crafts and visiting with family and friends. She was a fine educator and a beloved mentor of new teachers.

Sister Audrey is survived by her sister Nettie Cole of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; sister-in-law(s) Josephine Kubian, Rita Kubian and Doreen Campbell of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; many nieces and nephews; friends and members of her Dominican community.

Sister Audrey will repose at Dominican Chapel/Marywood, 2025 Fulton Street East, with visitation on Wednesday, December 14 from 4:00-7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 15 at Dominican Chapel/Marywood. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials in Sister Audrey Kubian’s name may be made to the Grand Rapids Dominican Sisters Health Care Fund.