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Labay, Margaret

Date of Passing: Jun 11, 2021

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LABAY: Margaret "Baba", age 94 years, peacefully passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the at Rideau Park Personal Care Home, with her loving family by her side. Margaret was lovingly known by all simply as "Baba"; she treated everyone as family and was a grandmother figure to all. She opened her home and kitchen to friends and family, feeding everyone who came for a visit (whether they were hungry or not). Baba had a passion for cooking, and was known for her delicious perogies and cabbage rolls - she taught her children and grandchildren how to make her perogy recipe and would have an assembly line of perogy production in her kitchen. These sessions would satisfyingly end with the reward of a heaping plate of buttery perogies for all. Baba was also an avid quilter, and her cozy patchwork quilts are a staple in all of her children and grandchildren's homes. For as much as she loved cooking and quilting, her true passion was Bingo. Baba was a popular presence at the local Bingo halls, always with an impossibly large number of cards in front of her, a flurry of arms and dabbers a blur as she intently listened to the caller. Baba was absolutely beloved by her family, and she, in turn, wholeheartedly loved them back. She was predeceased by her mother Mary, father Peter, husbands Joe Lamb and Tony Labay, son-in-law David Teichrow and her brother Nick Dmyterko. She is survived by her children Melvin (Bernie) Lamb, Marilyn "Dolly" Teichrow and Gloria (Robert) Davis; grandchildren Christine (Brad) Schoonbaert, Ryan (Connie) Phinney, Bobby (Trisha) Phinney, Sarah (Len) Mauthe, Jill (Steve) Redfern, Danyelle (Corey) Wieland and Bryce (Jill) Thoen; thirteen great and great-great grandchildren; and her brother Steve (Janet). She was an incredibly special woman who touched the lives of everyone she knew and was loved by so many; she will be greatly missed. Baba's family would like to thank the staff at Rideau Park Personal Care Home for their loving and attentive care, as well as the staff at Memories Chapel for their compassion.

The family invites you to view the funeral service
remotely on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. from Baba's memorial page at
Expressions of sympathy may be made at

As published in Brandon Sun on Jun 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Got to know Margaret and Tony when I rented their basement suite on First Avenue from 1980-1988. They were very good to me. Margaret was such a kind and generous person. When I got a knock on my door, I knew she was bringing me one of her amazing Ukrainian dishes! Margaret was my special Baba and always will be. My heartfelt condolences to her family. - Posted by: Brent Willows (friend) on: Jun 17, 2021

  • Deepest condolences to the family. From Olga Bomak and family. - Posted by: Barb McDonald (Friend) on: Jun 17, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy to Mel, Marilyn, Gloria and families. Aunt Marge was a great lady and the luckiest Bingo player in Manitoba. She is now happy to be with Uncle Joe...cherish your memories! Love, Pat - Posted by: Pat Krupa (Niece) on: Jun 15, 2021

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