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MARY PHILOMENA BARIA (CLIFFORD)
Born: Sep 12, 1939
Date of Passing: Aug 13, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
MARY PHILOMENA BARIA
September 12, 1939 - 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 18 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, 2020 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
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 18, 2020
Condolences & Memories (17 entries)
My condolences Dr. B to you and your family. - Posted by: Darlene Dryborough (co-worker) on: Sep 01, 2020
Our most sincere condolences to K.B. and family. Mary was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by all. God Bless. - Posted by: Annette & Mark Neskar (Friend) on: Aug 24, 2020
My thoughts are with you Dr Baria and family. - Posted by: Robin Brazil (Worked with Dr Baria) on: Aug 21, 2020
Our deepest condolences to KB and Family. Mary was a great lady and wonderful friend, may she rest in peace Barb and Mike Wasylkiw - Posted by: Barbara Wasylkiw (FRIENDS) on: Aug 21, 2020
My condolences to KB and family, Mary was a dear friend to my parents, many evenings of cards, meals visits and lots of laughter. A dear lady she will be missed. - Posted by: Tom D’Amico (Friend) on: Aug 20, 2020
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to KB and family at the passing of Mary. Watching the family grow from toddlers when first met, to sharing many enjoyable meals. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Stan Prochera (Friend ) on: Aug 19, 2020
KB and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was a wonderful person. I have enjoyed many visit with you guys over the years. - Posted by: Stephen Hamilton (Friend) on: Aug 19, 2020
KB and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of you both. Dinner parties, cottage visits and most of all laughter. May the memories of happier days lighten your grief. Kim and Gary Misko - Posted by: Kim Hamilton Misko (Fruend) on: Aug 18, 2020
Sincere condolences KB and family. Many memories of working with Mary and it was never a dull shift but somehow we would have some laughter. May she RIP - Posted by: Ronnie Colvin (Co-worker) on: Aug 18, 2020
I am truly sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. My condolences to KB and family. - Posted by: Cheryll Wehrle (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2020
Our heartfelt condolences to KB, The Girls and Steven. We will forever remember Mary’s joy for life, her family, and friends. Though the years slipped away from us, Dan, Dylan and I will forever remember Mary’s caring heart and her laughter. To Mary’s family & all her friends, May the good Lord hold you in his loving arms and bring you comfort and peace🙏 - Posted by: Dan & Dianna McInnes (Friends) on: Aug 18, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to KB and family. May all the good memories of happier times live on your hearts. Audrey and family - Posted by: Audrey khan (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2020
My Sincerest condolences KB Mary was a beautiful person and will be missed Hugs my friend. - Posted by: Karen Philip (friend co worker) on: Aug 18, 2020
Whilst I don't believe ever had the honour of meeting Mrs Baria. I worked with Dr Baria for many years as an anaesthetist and he mentioned her often with obvious affection .Having lost my own wife three years ago after a prolonged illness I can deeply empathise..A terrible loss! Given the current Covid circumstances and for reason of my own health issues I would not able to attend but my heart is with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Martin Davis - Posted by: Martin Davis (former colleague of DrBaria) on: Aug 18, 2020
Mary was and will always be a special person in my life. During the time of my illness, Mary and Ted S. would come to my home for prayers, spiritual healing, communion, fellowship and friendship. She was my rock and now she is my Angel in Heaven watching over me. You will be truly miss. Rest in pease my love, Lucy & Ben 👼🙏💞 - Posted by: Lucy Morales-Katz (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. She was a wonderful lady. Always had fun golfing with her. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Gay Todd (Friend from Good Neighbours Golf) on: Aug 18, 2020
I would like to offer my sincere sympathy to KB and Family. I worked with Mary at the Wellness Institute and Seven Oaks Hospital. She was always such a bright light , full of fun and energy. In later years we would run into each other in airports and casinos and have a great old chat. She will be sadly missed. My condolences. - Posted by: Sherry Mooney (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2020
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