The family of Clara Barabash, of Kamsack, announce her peaceful passing on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Kamsack and District Nursing Home at the age of 102 years. Clara (Baba) was born on April 27, 1918 in Brooksby, SK.
Clara was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Annie Wojeciechowski; her loving husband, John; son, Victor and daughter in law, Linda.
Clara is survived by her children, Annette Diduch (Roland) and Andrew Barabash; grandchildren, Susan (John), Teresa, Victor (Jenny), Barbara (Rod), Lindsey (Brenden), Drew and her siblings, Margaret and Louis; great grandchildren, Derek (Jodi), Keith (Frannie) and Ryder as well as three great great grandchildren, Zander, Emery and Bowie.
Baba was a wonderful person, who was proud to spend the majority of life in Saskatchewan with her husband and three kids. Clara enjoyed the simple things in life and cherished the visits from family abroad. She specialized in making traditional Ukrainian dishes like perogies which were always made for visits as well as part of your care package to go home. She was always a part of the conversation, when she could hear them, her opinion was known on the matter one way or another. Baba never held back! Her energy was so uplifting it would create a void until the next time you could visit her.
Her great grandson, Keith Bishop summed it up best "I am happy I got to see you one last time before you left. I know you had your bags packed, and were waiting at the door ready to go. I held your hand so tightly hoping you would stay, but 102 trips around the sun, it was your time. I'll never forget the stories you told me about your life, your love story with Gido, and how much simpler times used to be. You were a stubborn Ukrainian with a heart of gold. Truly the sweetest & kindest lady." We will all miss you, Rest in Peace Baba.
Visitation/ Viewing and a short prayer service took place on Monday, June 15 at 3:30 pm from the chapel at Andrychuk Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Ruten officiating.
If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made in Clara's memory to the Kamsack Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary.
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