It is impossible to sum up the essence of someone who has done so much in their lives in just one paragraph. It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing, on November 8, 2018, of our husband, dad and grandpa, Mike Babinsky.
He was born on January 23, 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is predeceased by his mother Anne, father Alex, brother Gordie and son Isaac. He is survived by his loving wife Andrea, 5 children Krista (Phil), Nicole (Derek), Alex (Jenna), Mackenzie (Michael), Jake and 10 grandchildren.
Though he loved to travel his true passion was his home, the North End of Winnipeg, and making a difference. From a young age he knew the importance of community, when he started the hockey team the North Winnipeg Braves. In true Mike Babinsky spirit, he then went on to create the world’s largest Sponge Puck Hockey League at Old Ex, which he ran with his wife for 25 years.
He was a school trustee for almost 25 years and had a strong passion for education. He always emphasized the importance of education with his 6 children and was proud to speak at 100’s of graduations. He was born to be an entrepreneur and never saw anything as a challenge in life, instead an opportunity. He had a way with words and loved captivating people with his extensive stories of his life, travel and experiences.
A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St. Boniface Hospital in memory of Mike Babinsky.
You have outgrown this world Dad, we love you and are thinking of you as you travel beyond this life.