Libby joined our father Claude and our Lord and Saviour in heaven on March 17, 2023, peacefully. She leaves behind her loving children Marcel (Elodie) Dulac and Claire (Blaine) Richter and their grandchildren Jared, Joshua, Jacob, Eden, Ethny, Elisha Dulac and Mikaelle Richter.
Libby was born in Pearly, England and met her beloved French husband Claude in 1969; they married in 1970. They followed their dreams of Canada, immigrating in 1973 and discovered that Edmonton wasn’t far enough North… so they drove up the Alaska Highway to the Yukon. After a year in Mayo where Marcel was born, they moved to the community of their dreams out in Haines Junction. There, Libby set to keeping herself busy by building the Thrift Shop with Barb Henkel and running the Sunday School in the Anglican Church. It wasn’t until after Claire was born that she started to dabble with painting. Libby started painting on gold pans and then transitioned her work onto canvas. She started painting in oils and over time became interested in water colours as they dried much more quickly than oils did. Libby has shared her joy of painting and her flower gardens with anyone who entered her home.
Libby’s passion for God, her joy of hospitality, her love of God’s beautiful country at her front doorstep, her flowers, and painting it all for us to enjoy, defined who she was. After Claude passed away in 2015, Libby carried on his ministry as a lay leader in the Catholic Church. She welcomed everyone and anyone who showed any interest in the Lord, with open arms. Her vision of love for all in ecumenical harmony was witnessed in her last days with us.
Libby’s celebration of life will take place in Haines Junction at the Da Ku Culture Centre at 2:00 PM on April 22, 2023. Libby’s burial will immediately follow at the Village of Haines Junction Cemetery. Reception to follow, back at Da Ku.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mary House (Whitehorse), the Salvation Army (Whitehorse), or Mary’s Meals (www.marysmeals.ca).