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KOBETS, Emiliya

May 3, 1933 – Kamensk-Yralskiy, Soviet Union
March 2, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Emiliya Kobets of Calgary, passed away peacefully with her loving son by her side on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the age of 85 years.

Emiliya went to school in Yurals, Soviet Union and before WWII she moved to Kupiansk, Soviet Union because her dad was sent there to work as an architect. During the German scare in WWII her family was evacuated and they moved back to Yurals, Seversk, where she and her brother Oleg went to high school after graduation she attended college. She was only there for one year, studying construction, but within that short time she met many lifelong friends as well as her husband to be and love of her life, Iakov. After college she, Iakov and three close friends worked together for eight years at the same company. As time passed she changed companies and moved into a management position where she stayed until her Golden years where her granddaughters came six years and six days apart.

In 2004 Emiliya and Iakov immigrated to Calgary to be close to their family where they resided together until 2016 when Iakov passed away. Emiliya stayed with her family and loved nothing more than to spend time with her son Mike and his loving family.

Emiliya is survived by her loving son Mike Seleznev; granddaughters, Ekaterina (Ivan) Ulovich and Maria (Julian Kootenhayoo); and great-grandsons, Dmitri and Andrey. She was predeceased by her husband Iakov Seleznev; her brother Oleg; daughter-in-law Lilia; and her parents, George and Praskovija.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Emiliya Kobets, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Dear Mihail, Maria, Katerina and your family! Please accept our deepest condolences! ||Emilia will be remembered by many for her great spirit, big loving heart and her ability to make everyone’s day better! May she Rest in Peace…

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