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Born: Oct 04, 1967

Date of Passing: May 10, 2018

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JACQUELYNN KATHLEEN LORIE GARCIA (nee BABIUK) On May 10, 2018, with her loving husband by her side, Jacquie Garcia passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital. Jacquie was predeceased by her father, Edward Babiuk, grandparents, Elana and John Storozynsky, Speridon and Oksana Babiuk, and infant brother, Stephen Babiuk. Jacquie was born on October 4, 1967 to Mildred and Ed Babiuk at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended Ralph Brown Elementary School and St. John's High School where she excelled at school, sports and had many close friends. After high school, she completed college and began the search for her new career. In 1988, she found her place and her second family at the Birchwood Automotive Group. She started as a receptionist, and worked her way up to accounting and eventually became Banking and Payroll Team Leader. She was highly respected, and excelled in guiding her team. Birchwood is also where she met her best friend, and love of her life Joe Garcia. Jacquie and Joe were married in a beautiful, ocean side ceremony in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on January 20, 2005 and they began their wonderful, fulfilling life together. They loved to spend time at their lake house, travelling, and especially spending time with their family at dinners and other celebrations. Most of all, they just loved being together. Left to celebrate Jacquie's life are her devoted husband Joe, daughter Nicole (Tom), mother Mildred, sisters, Darlene (Ed) Lyseyko, Terry McNabb (Patrick Lee) and Darcia (Rich) Gillis, brother Jim Babiuk, brothers-in-law, John (Nivera) Garcia and Gil (Julie) Garcia, sisters-in-law, Maria (Joe) Simao, Filomena (Durval) Pereira, and her precious dog Bella; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Jacquie's family would like to thank Dr. Alon Altman, Dr. Robert Lotocki, nurses Nicole Catelliet and Mare Richardson, and the entire team at St. Boniface CancerCare. A special thank you to Maria Pereira for the additional emotional support during all Jacquie's visits at CancerCare. Flowers are graciously declined. Donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg Humane Society, or a charity of one's choice. Funeral service will be held at Immaculate Conception Parish, 181 Austin St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday, May 17. The viewing will began at 9:00 a.m., with a memorial service to follow at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served following the service. Bardal Funeral Home 204-774-7474 Condolences:

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2018

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • A wonderful person and truly beautiful woman Always saw the best in people and always willing to help out I Think about those early days at Birchwood Nissan where we first met. Joe and Nicole, you are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Jess & Marlene Bowyer (Friend & Co worker ) on: May 18, 2018

  • Smiley as a child, smiley as a teenager, smiley as an adult. That's how I will always remember Jacquie. May she be at peace and continue to smile. My sincerest condolences to Jacquie's family and friends. Our loss is heaven's gain. Нехай земля буде їй пухом. (May the earth be her featherbed). Вічна пам'ять! (Eternal memory!) Luba Bilash - Posted by: Luba Bilash (Babiuk family friend/childhood babysitter) on: May 18, 2018

  • So sorry to hear of Jacquie's passing. I remember Jacquie, her sister Darci and the group of her friends who attended Machray Teen Centre. She always seemed very quiet, with a great smile and her group made the job at the Teen Centre very enjoyable. Condolences to all of her family and far too soon to have left. Ferg - Posted by: Greg Ferguson (friend) on: May 18, 2018

  • Me and my sister Lorie were always excited to see our favourite cousins, Jacquie and Darcee, whether we went to the city or they’d come to the farm during summer vacation. I have a lot of good memories, but one in particular I’d like to share is when we played in the playhouse at Baba’s. Baba had a tickle trunk full of old dresses, jackets, hats and shoes. We spent a lot of time in that playhouse dressing up, playing house and making mud pies. It was a beautiful summer day and we thought, ‘what a nice day for a wedding’, so we put on our best attire (from the tickle trunk) and held a ceremony on Baba’s lawn. I don’t quite remember who the bride and groom were, but we dressed up our dog Chico to be the minister. We always had so much fun together and I’ll cherish all of those memories. My deepest condolences to the family. Jacquie, you’ll be in our hearts forever. - Posted by: Wonda Kirychuk (Cousin) on: May 17, 2018

  • I have only wonderful memories of Jacquie. She was a beautiful person and always had a genuine concern for those with which she came in contact. I always admired that no matter her circumstance, she always seemed to enjoy life, appreciate those around her and wanted to bring out the best in those for which she cared. It was so easy to laugh and have fun with her. In particular, we loved to spend our lunch breaks shopping together. Back in those days, if one of us would show up at “our” Reitmans without the other, the staff would ask “where’s your friend?” I loved her for being such a wonderful, supportive co-worker, but most of all my very good friend. I will forever cherish my precious memories of her and miss her always. - Posted by: Annabella (Friend, Co-worker) on: May 16, 2018

  • Jacquie will always be in our hearts and memories, especially from our family get-togethers. - Posted by: John and Niveria (Brother-in -law, siste-in-law) on: May 16, 2018

  • Always with a smile and never a complaint, despite all that she was going through. She was a great fighter. Now She is in God's presence. May she rest in peace. Ps: Joe, you did more for her than was expected from a husband or any human being. You fought hard. Have no regrets - Posted by: John and Niveria Garcia (Brther-in-law, sister-in-law) on: May 16, 2018

  • Love, Respect and Kindness was Jacquie’s unspoken personality. Always the first to be by your side, comfort you or just listen to your concerns. Jacquie always put others first and though no longer with us her soul emits from everyone she touched and will linger on forever. Love you Aunt Jacquie and you will be dearly missed. Rob & Marlayne - Posted by: Marlayne & Rob Garcia (Our Aunt) on: May 16, 2018

  • A truly beautiful woman, inside and out. My heartfelt condolences, Joe and Nicole. - Posted by: Diana (co-worker) on: May 15, 2018

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