Maria Marta Dybinski

7 November , 193521 June , 2018
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Maria Marta Dybinski was born on November 7, 1935 and passed away on June 21, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia.


  • Richard Dybinski, Husband
  • Wojciech Taube, Father
  • Marta Taube, Mother
  • Elzbieta Manning, Daughter
  • Diane Athanasiou, Daughter
  • Keith Manning, Grandson
  • Travis Manning, Grandson
  • Alicia Manning, Granddaughter
  • Raymond Manning, Son-in-law
  • Bill Athanasiou, Son-in-law

  • Keith Manning - Grandson
  • Travis Manning - Grandson
  • Raymond Manning - Son-in-law
  • Bill Athanasiou - Son-in-law
  • Miroslav Dybinski - Nephew
  • Stanley Dybinski - Nephew

Maria Marta Dybinski

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Tom and Dina Pizolinas

3 December 2018

Dear Diane and Bill,
There some things that never, ever leave us. A mother's love is one of them. She will be with you-in spirit and in heart-forever.
So sorry for your loss. We just found out recently. God Bless.

Love Dina, Tom and Family

Vancouver General Hospital

28 July 2018

Dear Lisa and Diane, Our thoughts are with you at this time. In memory of Maria Dybinski. From The Palliative Care Team. Take care, Sorry for your loss. Queenie, Annabel, Julienne, Bethany, Laura, Amanda, Virginia, Yin, and the Volunteers.

Laura & Fabian

16 July 2018

Lisa, Ray and Family
Praying & Thinking of you
Laura & Fabian Family

Irene Larochelle

16 July 2018

Dear Elizabeth, Ray and Family
With Deepest Sympathy
As you go through this time of sadness know in your hearts how very much others care. Your Mom was a Lovely Lady - and will be missed - our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sophie Kubot & Irene Larochelle

Ken & Elaine Schieve

16 July 2018

Your Mother was a lovely woman and I always enjoyed my talks with her ( and your Dad ). Life seems to be too much at times, all we can do is try to deal with it as best we can.
Take care Love and hugs
Ken and Elaine

Margeaux De Eyre

14 July 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Diane's moms passing. I know it has been a tough time for you both and our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Let us know if you need anything. Pass on my condolences to Diane.

Daniel Milaire

14 July 2018

Sorry to hear Diane, my condolences to you and your family.

Allie Kidner

14 July 2018

I'm so sorry you guys. Many hugs to you ❣❣

Merannda Rasmussen

14 July 2018

I’m so sorry. Big hugs to you both 💕

Beverly Robbins

14 July 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both. 💗


Mom in a school photo, age 10-12.


What a pretty young lady Mom was at 17 years old.


Mom celebrating Christmas at home in Wejherowo.


Mom was 19 years old when she went to Sosnowka in February 23,1954 to take courses in bookkeeping and planning.


Mom in Sosnowka 1954 for courses in bookkeeping.


Mom 19 years old.


Mom answering phones at the accounting and planning bureau where she worked in her late teens early 20's.


Mom at work in a bookkeeping office in Gdyni.


By her daughter Lisa Manning

Born to Marta and Wojciech Taube on November 7,1935, in Wejherowo, Poland. She was the youngest of six children.

Maria grew up during the years of Depression and went through hard times when Germany occupied Poland.

At the age of eighteen, her brother, Wojtek, helped her get a job at a small grocery store selling produce. Maria was adored by the owners that they gave her their financial support for her to take a bookkeeping course. After leaving the grocery store, Maria obtained a position as a bookkeeper in an office.

One evening in 1955, she took a train to Lublin where she met Richard. Maria waited for him to return from the army and after dating Richard for a short time she married him, in April 7, 1958. A year later they had a daughter, Elzbieta.

Maria, Richard and their daughter immigrated to Canada in 1966, on Stefan Batory. Shortly after arriving in Canada, Maria went searching for a job carrying her little dictionary and found a job in a restaurant. For four years she worked at WM Scott & CO LTD cutting and packing chicken.

Maria and Richard bought their first house in 1968, and four years later, their second daughter, Diane was born.

Over the next twenty years of her life, leading up to her retirement in 1999, Maria was employed as a housekeeper at St. Regis Hotel, Dufferin, and Georgian Court Hotel.

One of the many ways Maria showed her love for her family was the wonderful food she prepared. One was her famous pierogies enjoyed not only by her family but by her church and everyone that came to the table could still hear the words in their ears "Eat it, Eat it, Eat it."

Maria loved movies, shopping and always bought sweaters for everybody especially the grandchildren. "Try it on," she would cheerfully say.

She loved to work in her vegetable garden and tending to her many beautiful flowers. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors with her family and friends doing picnics, going hiking, camping and many other family gatherings. She especially enjoyed Kitsilano Beach which gave her fond memories of Poland and of the home she had created here in Canada.

Maria is predeceased by her husband Richard, her three sisters Aniela, Gita, Zosia and her two brothers Wojtek and Bernard. Maria is survived and deeply missed by her daughters Lisa and Diane, son in-laws Ray and Bill and beloved grandchildren (her three musketeers) Keith, Alicia, Travis as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

If she were here, Maria would always extend her arms and say....."Hey, where is my hug?"

By Alicia Manning

It is difficult to imagine her not being here....I was looking forward to sharing many days with her sitting in the sun enjoying each other's company...I will miss our conversations and the ones that have gone unsaid...She would say things that would make you think or laugh sometimes both....I am really going to miss not being able to have those moments....waiting in anticipation of what she will say next....

We can shed tears that she is gone or we can smile becaused she has lived.
We can close our eyes and pray that she'll come back or we open our eyes and see all that she has left.
Our hearts can be empty because we cannot see her or we can be full of the love we shared.
We can turn our backs on tomorrow and live yesterday or we can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
We can remember her and only that she is gone or we can cherish her memory and let it live on.
We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs or we can do what she would want us to do: smile, open our eyes, love and go on.

Grandma, your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our needs.
Today and tomorrow, my whole life through,
I will always love and cherish you.

Dziekuje Babcia, Kocham Cie