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Steve Payne   

She retires from a long career at Saskatoon renovation firm, then loses home and everything else in High River flood

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Betty Tibble and her husband Ted were looking forward to a happy retirement in High River, Alberta, after Betty retired from renovation firm JABA Construction

The folks at JABA Construction, Saskatoon, have been loyal supporters of Canadian Contractor since our early days. Last year, Dave Anderchek and his staff drove about 7 hours from Saskatoon to attend our one day RenoSummit in Calgary. For years, Dave and his crew have sent us stories, photographs, helped us with articles and generally boosted our fortunes.

Now, they’ve asked us to help by publishing the following story. It’s a tear jerker.

One of JABA’s long time employees, Betty Tibble, decided to retire last year. After many years toiling long hours at the busy JABA offices, she surely deserved it. She and her husband Ted moved into their retirement home in High River, Alberta. Unfortunately, shortly thereafter the High River flood destroyed their new home and everything they owned.

Imagine losing everything you own almost immediately after your last official day in the workforce.


The fine folks at JABA are doing everything they can to help Betty and Ted.  There is a fundraising dinner in Saskatoon on Saturday, Sept. 28th at the Sutherland Bar. Tickets are just $20. They are seeking donation items for a silent auction. Cash donations, gift certificates and/or promotional items are all accepted with gratitude. If you can help, please contact Tracey Monette,



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