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DUBAN, Barbara (Barb) Louise

April 16, 1960 – August 14, 2012

Barbara (Barb) Louise Duban of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home with family on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the age of 52 years.

She was born in High Prairie, AB on April 16, 1960, and resided in Calgary. Barb was married to John Duban on August 16, 1984 and they were happily married twenty-eight years.

Barb will forever be remembered for her uncompromising strength, contagious laughter and beautiful smile while staying true to her Buddhist values of kindness, compassion and love. She had a profound impact on Calgary’s spiritual community, attending and hosting a wide array of events to raise the spiritual awareness of her and friends alike.

A savvy businesswoman and successful entrepreneur, she was continually looking for new challenges to satisfy her appetite for family success. Barb had a zest for life and didn’t want to miss anything, especially when it came to her family. After a short period with the Provincial Government, Esso Resources and completing an Economics degree from the U of C, she purchased three businesses in 1994 and grew them into two iconic retail destinations in Calgary: Peacock Boutique and New Age Books & Crystals. Her latest endeavor was the near completion of an assessment degree while working for the City of Calgary. Barb’s love for her family was paramount, taking time to enjoy travelling, skiing, hiking, soccer, running, cycling and gardening. A devoted wife and mother, Barb took great pride in her children’s life and accomplishments.

Barb is survived by her husband John Duban; and three children, Michelle Morigeau, Yvan and Julian Duban. She is also survived by her father and mother, Howard and Yvette Morigeau; her sisters, Corrine MacSephney, Janine Morigeau, Jacquie Burke, and Margaret Kirkland; and her brothers, Paul Morigeau and Gerry Morigeau, and their families of which thirteen are nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held at Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8th Avenue N.W.) on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The family of Barb Duban wishes to thank Palliative Home Care Services as well as her sister Jacquie Burke for her unwavering love and support.

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  1. Alexandra Van Tiel (Szuromi) :

    It is with a deep sadness that I offer my heartfelt condolences to all of Barb’s family on your devastating loss. My memories of Barb are clear though it has been many years since I worked in both shops. My lasting and most vivid impression is of laughter; deep, sincere, heartfelt. Barb always glowed when I saw her and I felt welcomed and appreciated. I will miss her and always regret that I didn’t get back in touch after returning from living in Europe. Barb’s was a unique and dynamic soul; loving and true. She was a wonderful role model and while she was only a few years older than I am, I looked up to her and admired all she did.
    I know that my mom, Rini, is as affected by this as I am. Thank you, Barb, for caring about my mom for all those years. You were such an important part of her life and will forever be lovingly remembered by our family.


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  2. Leslie Schroeder :

    Dear John, Yvan, Julian and Michelle. Our deepest condolences. You are all in our thoughts, Barb will truly be missed.
    Leslie, Marc, Christofer and Matthew Schroeder

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  3. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. Mary and Joe Hrabowy :

    Dear John and Family
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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