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In Loving Memory
Bibiane Tarasiuk
November 9, 1944 - November 27, 2017

Bibiane Juliette Marie Tarasiuk (nee Ouellette) of Westbank BC, age 73, passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends November 27th 2017 at 4:49 pm in Kelowna, BC. Babs is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Nick, loving daughter Nicole, precious granddaughter Rayne (Brent), favourite nephew Paul, her brothers and sisters, extensive family, and dear friends.

She was born on November 9th 1944 to Adelard and Helene Ouellette in Vegreville, Alberta. She is the baby of the family, the youngest of eight children, including: Jean Marie, Roger (Barbara), Giselle, Lucille, Gerald (Gloria), Fernand (Doris), Andre (Helena). Babs was predeceased by her oldest brother Jean Marie, and her son, Dean.

Babs attended Reeves Business College in Lloydminster, Alberta, where she met her future husband Nick Tarasiuk. They married May 22nd 1965 and had two children, Nicole and Dean. Babs began her career in Lloydminster, SK, acting as a secretary for the Fire Chief, Mayor and City manager. After moving to BC she embarked on a long and successful career working with BC Hydro, BC Gas, Terasen Gas, and Fortis, retiring from her job in 2009.

Throughout her life, Babs had a passion for learning, and took many courses and studies for work and pleasure. For over forty years she volunteered with Search and Rescue and CASARA, putting in countless hours working tirelessly behind the scenes. She also volunteered for several decades with The Girl Guides of Canada, an organization that deeply appreciated all of her talents. She lived a long life of service, always ready and willing to do what needed to be done. She was the first to lend a hand, and often the last to leave. Babs enjoyed doing complex and challenging genealogical research, mapping her family history back many generations. She enjoyed long walks with her husband, travel to warm locations, adventuring with her granddaughter Rayne, quilting, cross stitching, cooking amazing family meals, gardening and reading a good book. Her incredible sense of humour, generous nature, fierce love for her family, creativity, and perseverance in the face of every challenge inspired many and will continue to encourage us throughout our lifetimes.

A service will be held at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Westbank, BC (2547 Hebert Rd) at 10:30am, with a reception to follow at Sun Village Clubhouse (2330 Butt Rd., Westbank). A service will also be held at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, AB, on December 16, 2017 at 11:00am. Memorial donations can be made to the Kelowna Myeloma Canada chapter by making a donation to Myeloma Canada in memory of Bibiane Tarasiuk at https://www.myelomacanada.ca/en.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.ca

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Condolence Messages
  • Dec 09, 2017
    Hello Nick: So sorry to hear of your loss. We will always have the fondest of memories of you both, especially with COPA for Kids. Barb was a pivotal person in this fun event. We were unable to attend her service due to a prior mimittmnet. We will be in touch soon. Love, Rupert and Cheryle Gruen
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Nick and family,
    We are very sorry to hear of Babs' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Jo and Stu (C-GHEM)
  • Dec 02, 2017
    So sorry to hear of Babs passing Nick. She was such a happy positive lady. Bonnie and I will not be able to be at her service as we are in Arizona but our thoughts will be with you Nick. Gar and Bonnie Wyatt
  • Dec 02, 2017
    Sorry to hear of your deep loss.
    Ted Strange
  • Dec 01, 2017
    Our fondest memories of our dear friend Babs includes many years of unselfish kindness to all of us at CASARA. God bless you and many thanks for the memories of such a wonder person who we will miss very much. From all who's heart you touched at Penticton CASARA.
    Steve Hindle
  • Dec 01, 2017
    On behalf of Kim and myself as well as the entire YLW Airport Watch group, heart felt condolences to you and the family, Nick. Babs was an amazing woman and she will be missed by everyone who knew her.
  • Dec 01, 2017
    My thoughts are with the family at this sad time. I knew Babs and Nick through the Kelowna Flying Club, Young Eagles and CASARA. Whenever volunteers were needed Babswas always there with her big smile and big heart. She will be very sadly missed.
    Tony Roberts
  • Nov 30, 2017
    Send healing thoughts and prayers to you. Nick, Nicole and Rayne. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Heaven gets another angel.