A resident of Chatham, Maria Gherbaz died on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance at the age of 81. Born in Corte D'Isola, Italy, daughter of the late Andrea and Maria (Grego) Crevatin. Beloved wife of Albino Gherbaz. Loving mother of Frank Gherbaz and his wife Patricia and grandmother of Franko and Tricia Gherbaz, all of Alberta. Maria will be greatly missed by her many friends. Maria came to Canada in 1959 and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2006. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. from the Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Terence McNamara of St. Agnes Catholic Church officiating. Cremation to follow. Donations, made by cheque, to Cancer Society appreciated.