KABAN, Mary (Baba)
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Baba passed away peacefully February 28, 2013. Born July 29, 1922, she was a pillar of strength, always putting her family first. Baba was understanding, encouraging, and loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children: sons Ron (Andrea) and Cec (Shirley); daughters Gayle (John) Smeltzer and Judy (Graham) Stebbe. Mary is predeceased by her beloved husband Nick, her father and mother and four brothers. Baba was an avid gardener, and willingly shared her expertise and plants with family and friends. She was also widely known for her fabulous culinary dishes. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 16079 - 88 Ave., Surrey. Father Augustine Obiwumma celebrant. Interment will take place at Valley View Memorial Gardens in the Garden of the Old Rugged Cross, 14644 -72 Ave., Surrey. Lunch will follow at St. Matthews Catholic Church. The family would like to thank Care Life Fleetwood Spruce House for their support, kindness and professionalism during Mom's stay with them. Baba loved flowers and they would gratefully be accepted. Baba was a mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who was loved and respected by all. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Online condolences to the family may be made to
Wiebe & Jeske 604-857-0711
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2013