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Born: Mar 12, 1940

Date of Passing: Sep 22, 2021

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March 12, 1940 – September 22, 2021

Peacefully with family by her side, Barbara passed away on September 22, 2021 in Winnipeg, at the age of 81 years.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Ann (Talocka) and Nick Dilay; her in-laws, Anne (Boyko) and Paul Padoba
Barbara will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Clifford Padoba; children, Lori (Steve) Dyck, Brad Padoba and Wes (Tammy) Padoba; grandchildren, Tara-Lynn Padoba, Amanda (Char) Hebert, Brayden and Zachary Padoba and great-grandson Maxwell Hebert. Also left to cherish her memory her brother Joel Dilay; friend Jeannie Bazuniuk; sister-in-law Cecile Roy and nephews, Darren and Cameron Dilay.
Barbara graduated from Isaac Newton High School in 1958 and shortly after, began working at Retail Credit of Canada. Later she became employed by Department of Veterans Affair in the purchasing department. On May 13, 1961 she married Clifford and began their 60 years of togetherness. In 1963 they purchased their first and only home in the Kern Park area of Transcona. Here they enjoyed decades of celebrations and good times with children, grandchildren, family and friends. When the time was right, she returned to work being employed at Metro Drugs (Kern Park). Here she enjoyed and developed many lifelong friendships. When Metro Drugs went out of business and she wasn't quite ready to retire, she found employment with Red River Door and later Shirley D's. Here she began doing food demos at Safeway (Kern Park) in the bakery department. This was a job she enjoyed as it gave her the opportunity to meet many of the fine people of Transcona that frequented the store.
Barbara enjoyed gardening, knitting, crafting and spending time with family and friends. A highlight for her this year was being able to meet her great-grandson Maxwell.
The family wishes to thank CancerCare Manitoba, especially Dr. Leylek, nurse Jennifer and Dr. Aoki for all their help and care these past few years. A very special thank you to all the nurses from Palliative Care, especially Richard and Dominique for all your support, care and compassion during this difficult time. Without all of you we could not have made Mom's final wishes come true.
In keeping with Barbara's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, a donation in memory of Barbara may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 25, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Tammy, Wes and family, I am sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and I offer my condolences to the family. - Posted by: Rhonda Robertson (neighbour and former coworker of Tammy) on: Sep 28, 2021

  • I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Wes and his family upon the loss of his wonderful mother. Treasure your memories of a great lady. - Posted by: Margaret Austin (Mother of one of Wes's buddies) on: Sep 27, 2021

  • My sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. I met Barb through the Nite-Life program run by the Transcona/Springfield School Dev. program. Would meet her at Kern Park Safeway she always had time for a chat. She attended many of the programs that I instructed and we had many a good times. A bubbly lady with a wonderful smile. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and had the pleasure of knowing her. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Love Gail - Posted by: Gail Schledwitz (Friend) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • I am so saddened to hear of Barb's passing an that she suffered from Cancer. I worked with Barb at Red River Door. She was a tireless worker and a lot of fun to work with. We kept in touch for a time after she quit working at Red River Door and we always intended on getting together but never managed. We used to correspond at Christmas. I have and will miss her Christmas letters. My sympathy goes out to the entire family. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Sharon Smith (former co-worker) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • Auntie Barb was one of a kind and will be dearly missed. I'll always remember her distinct infectious laugh that could light up a room, not to mention the many family dinners with incredible food and the summers spent diving for hockey pucks in her and Uncle Cliff's pool or pool volleyball. So many great memories. Gone but never forgotten. Sleep well Auntie. - Posted by: Darren Dilay (Nephew) on: Sep 25, 2021

  • So sorry, Joel, to learn of the passing of your sister. You & your family are in Rod’s & my thoughts. - Posted by: Christine Ward (Former Co-worker of Joel Dilay) on: Sep 25, 2021

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