MARY PHILOMENA  BARIA

Obituary of MARY PHILOMENA BARIA

MARY PHILOMENA BARIA (NEE CLIFFORD) September 12, 1939 – August 13, 2020 It is with great love and sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mary Baria, on August 13, 2020. Mary is survived by her forever love and husband of 42 years “KB” Kaikhushroo; her children Angela (Claude), Belinda (Kevin), Rachael (David) and Steven; her grandchildren Kari, Stefanie (Adam), Celine, Julien, Cayden, Abby and Finley; her great grandchildren Alita, Olivia and Remington; her siblings Elsie, John (Anne) and Ann (Sean) in Ireland, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends. She was predeceased by her parents Bridget and Stephen, her sister Margaret and her brother-in-law Finbar. Mom was born in County Cork, Ireland and grew up on the family farm outside a lovely little village named Killeagh. At an early age she realized she had a natural gift for taking care of others, so at eighteen she moved to England to train as a nurse. This led to an opportunity in 1968 to move to Canada with her first husband and two young daughters. After the birth of her third daughter and her marriage ending in the early 1970s, she went to work for Dr. KB Baria at the Winnipeg Clinic and so began a beautiful love story. Mom was a strong, independent woman raising three daughters on her own when she met KB. She supported her family by working at Winnipeg Clinic and Mount Carmel Clinic. Once married to KB and having a son she worked part time at Seven Oaks Hospital until making the decision to be a stay at home mom. She gave much of herself outside the home, volunteering on Parent Councils, acting as an area spokesperson for Heart and Stroke Foundation, chairperson for Seven Oaks Child Care Centre and dedicated many years to the Seven Oaks Hospital Gift Shop. The last five years were very difficult as we watched a fun, generous, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend withdraw from us due to dementia. We urge anyone who knew her to remember the vibrant, loving mother of four and wonderful wife who was fiercely proud of her children and grandchildren. Mom was a loyal friend to many and donated her time and money to many worthy causes. She loved anything that sparkled; loved to travel; was an avid Blue Bomber fan; and was famous for her shortbread, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, grasshopper pie, her Irish coffee and her dinner parties. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Holy Family St. John’s ward for their wonderful care of Mom, and our love to friends Barb and Sandy and Judy for all of their help over the last five years. In lieu of flowers, Mary requested that donations be made to the Children’s Hospital or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in her memory. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, August 21 at 11:00 a.m. at St Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place, this is by invitation only. The family thanks you for your understanding. God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me". We love you Mom
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