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Mary Baba Kaban

July 29, 1922 - February 28, 2013


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 and encouraging, loving 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, also by her father & 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 at 11:00 am. At St. Matthews Catholic Church, 16079 – 88 Ave., Surrey.  Fr. Augstine Obiwumma celebrant.  Interment will take place  at Valley View Memorial Gardens in the Garden of the Old Rugged Cross, 14644 -72 Avenue Surrey.  Lunch to follow at St. Matthews Parish.  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 be gratefully 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.



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Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Roger Sasaki
Relation: Family friend

Gayle, Ron, Cec, Judy and family

On behalf of my mother, Irene Sasaki who is now a resident of Fleetwood Place, and on behalf of our entire family, I would like to express our sincere condolensces re the passing of your mother. We all missed the obituary in the newspaper and having just learnt of your sad news, we want you to know that your mother’s friendship throught the Army and Navy work days were very special to our mother. Also, all of us have fond memories of your mother’s kindness and friendship. We very much regret that we were not at your mother’s funeral due to just learning of her passing. Your mother will be sadly missed.


Roger (Sandi) Sasaki, Janet (Terry) Robins, Dianne (Harry) Anutooshkin, Lynn Sasaki

From: Mike and Sue Starchuk & Family
Relation: Family Friend

So sorry to her of your moms passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

From: Audrey Field
Relation: Family Friend

Thinking of you all at this time , your mom will truly be missed

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 8, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

St. Matthew''s Catholic Church
16079 - 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada

16079 - 88 Avenue
Surrey, BC Canada

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