Geraldine Koban was born on November 27, 1941 as the first-born child of Alfred and Alma Kendel (nee Welke). As the eldest of their three children, Geraldine was a ground-breaker from an early age and throughout her life. When she completed her high school education in Langenburg, Saskatchewan she moved to Weyburn to complete training in Psychiatric Nursing, which was a new nursing discipline at that time. Her nursing career spanned 51 years from 1963 till her retirement in 2014 at age 73. She worked in hospitals in Weyburn, Vancouver and Yorkton. She served as the President of the Saskatchewan Psychiatric Association for two terms (1980-1982).
Geraldine was baptized into the Christian faith as an infant at Hoffenthal Lutheran Church, a rural Lutheran congregation in which her father was a lay leader. In 1986 Geraldine married John Koban and joined the Ukrainian Catholic Church as a convert. From her early days as a new member, Geraldine became deeply immersed in a succession of leadership roles within her new church family. She served as the UCWLC President at the Branch level (1988 and 1989) and at the Eparchial level for two terms (2004-2008). At the parish level, in 1992 Geraldine was appointed to a committee that developed the first Parish Council for St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church. She served on various other parish committees and as Parish Council President twice (1998-2000) and (2015-2017). She also served as the Parish Coordinator of Care.
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