Wasylana (Babs) McGuire

“BABS” WASYLANA McGUIRE nee BABCHUK

January 18, 1934 ~October 20, 2009

Babs passed away peacefully at home in Comox, B.C. surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with cancer. She was the cherished wife of Bill McGuire, mother to four adored children; Kevin (Jackie), Michael, Kelly Anne and Sean (Connie), Baba to Rebecca, Jessica, Caitlin, Olivia, Katrina, Matthew, Trevor, Daniel, Rayna, step grandchildren Chloe, Madie, Scott, Jennie and Cassie. Also survived by brothers Ivan and Dimitri, sister Olina and special buddy Maxi.

Her parents immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine, her father in the first wave and her mother later. Babs was a member of the Retired Airwomen’s Association and worked at the “Green Sheet” for 25 years. Upon retiring she traveled to the Ukraine and Romania many times to work as a relief worker in the orphanages. Locally, she raised funds and goods to be shipped to the Ukraine. Babs volunteered at the soup kitchen, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the C.W.L. She will be missed by family and many friends. There may be a Golden Casino on the way to heaven – See you there!

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Courtenay on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. with prayers being held at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation & Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay on Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at 7:00 P.M.