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Yvonne Kababik, 79, of Hope Mills died Thursday March 11, 2021. She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 10, 1941 to the late Harold and Isabel Hamilton Talbot. She was a Procurement Manager for the US Air Force and then worked in food service at the Purolator cafeteria. She loved to knit and as a Cape Fear Valley Medical Center volunteer she provided knit caps for babies and lap blankets for those who needed them. A great gardener she grew spectacular roses, something she learned from her Dad. She will be remembered as the most excellent mother, grandmother and great grandmother with the sweetest, kindest soul. She will be missed. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Isabel Talbot, and her husband, Richard Kababik , she is survived by her children, Donna, Darlene and Karl; grandchildren, Melanie, Arthur, Kyle, Scott and Jeremi; great grandchildren, Ella and Sora; and sister, Gill Wheat. A graveside memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 10:00 am at Cumberland Memorial Gardens with Pastor PJ Southam officiating. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers. McNeill Mackie Funeral Home is serving the family.
Yvonne,l have memories of you when l first met you when you arrived here in the States.l will never forget how excited l was to meet you.l will never forget our talks.these memories are mine and no one else has them.l will miss you Yvonne.my heart is heavy with sadness that you left.but l know you are now with the love of your life.you and Richard were everything to me. I love you and will miss you terribly. Your sister in law. Linda
Linda koehlert Mar 30 2021 12:00 AM
I will always remember my loving mother for the source of strength, love and stability she was for our family thru out her life. Her devotion to her family saw us thru times of constant change as we moved around the country during our childhood. Her love was unquestionable and and unconditional. I will miss our visits for Sunday tea, but will continue the tradition non the less, Her past was a life rich in tradition and history in which we loved to talk about....I will miss that so much. But i have something that will never pass...her memories. It has and will always be a great honor to be your son.Love Eternal .. Karl
Karl Kababik Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM
When you lose someone you love, it can be hard to understand the scope of what youve lost. Im still processing it. Im still reflecting on the woman and her life. I think I will be for a very long time. I am thinking about her having a cigarette at the table with my grandpa over coffee. Im thinking about when she gave up those cigarettes and replaced them with lollipops. When she taught me how to drive, she sat down in the passengers seat, pulled out a lollipop, and tried to light it---thinking it was a cigarette. We laughed at each other when we both realized. A lot of our life together we spent like that, finding the irony in our struggles and learning to laugh at it, to still be optimistic. It's hard to be optimistic now, its hard to be strong enough to do the basics. But I dont have any doubt that if my grandmother could talk to me, she would tell me to live my life, without missing a beat. And if she were here, I already know shed be onto her next project, just one among many, because the woman never stopped. Powered by coffee and cortisone shots, she would keep finding ways to experiment, improve, connect, debate, console, and love. After a loss like this, I expected to feel a grand emptiness. Surprisingly, thats not what I feel. I feel a sense of fullness. I feel completely full of her love. I know exactly how much she loved me, my family, all of us. She had a powerful ability to connect, and to make you feel seen. She couldnt walk through a grocery store without making new friends. People always thought they recognized her, but that never shocked me. When you carry that kind of love inside you, youre never a stranger. Above all, Im just sad that she had to go. Thats all. We could have kept on this wonderful routine forever, god willing. But we were so incredibly lucky to have her and all that she was willing to give for so long. She imbued all her connections with the same patience and kindness. I have no doubt that pieces of her reside in all those who knew her. I dont feel alone. You cannot ever be alone after that kind of love. Thanks for everything, Grandma. Im so proud to call you mine. Love, Arthur
Arthur Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM
I am deeply saddened by the loss of such an amazing and kind woman. I run my fingers over all of the hats and items you made for my family and I feel your love. Ill never forget the day of Ellas bday party and I was frazzled. My own baby Lily, was exhausting me. I felt guilty for allowing my husband to do everything. You comforted me. You put your hand on my knee and told me its fine to let that man help raise the baby and let it happen! You made me laugh telling me how yours sure did and you dont feel guilty about it and neither should I. We women have lives to lead too. I love you dearly and will hold your memory with me always.
Ursula Murphy Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM
You have meant so much to me over the years. I am so glad to have had a chance to have you in my life. You have shown my family and I so much love I only hope that we have been able to show it in return. The light of your life will shine always in my heart.
Jason Caraballo Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM
So I am unsure how to start this because this is an important thing for everyone involved but I am thankful and glad that I got to meet this kind lady even though we may not have been related she treated me like I was blood. She never judged me for wanting to do more feminine activities and if anything encouraged me to do it and she would always knit hats for Ella, Miguel and I and I'm glad she taught me how to make hats and would help me with certain recipes if I had any trouble. She was better to me than most of my blood family and for that I am thankful because she showed me kindness that I thought I would never receive and I am so sad that everyone close to her had to say goodbye but I'm glad they had her in their life because she was a angel in the flesh.
Josiah Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM
Grandma~I can't put into words what it feels like to wake up every morning and know that my best friend isn't here. You and I shared a bond that is like to other bond I have ever experienced with another human being, nor would I want to experience that with anyone else. But I can't say that you aren't here with me, because I feel your presence everywhere, and I feel your fighting spirit rushing through my veins every minute that I'm awake now. The sorrow that my heart feels compares to nothing I've ever experienced. But I also want to be happy & joyful for you because you can finally be with Papa, & so many family & friends that went before you. You no longer have to feel those lonely feelings you would tell me about, & for that I am overjoyed. I somehow knew this day would come, sometimes I would find myself crying in my car while I was working because I knew that one day, I would have to live on the other side of this. Everything feels so different now. But I will do my best to not hold onto this sadness, because I know without a doubt that you would want me to pick myself up & enjoy every minute that I have here. Every day for 35 years I had some type of contact with you. To say my life is forever changed, is an understatement. I hope you know that I listened to every story, I soaked every single piece of knowledge in that you gave me, and I never got tired of hearing any of it, because the sound of your voice & the feelings of strength that I got from you, were sometimes all I needed to go on. I will be the glue that holds our family together now. I will do my very best to take care of everyone, just like you would. I will make sure that Ella always remembers you. I played a recording of your voice yesterday, & her ears perked up & she smiled so big instantly. Your voice was also her comfort. Rest now, enjoy being with all of your loved ones, and come get me when it's my time, I'll drop anything to go with you. All I need to do in this life is make you proud. And I will do that. I love you isn't enough. But I don't have to say it, I know you can still feel it, & I can still feel your love for me. Our bond can't even be broken by death. I'll carry your strength, your humor, and your wisdom with me every second until we meet again, and I can't wait for the day. I love you so deeply, you beautiful, powerful soul. Rest easy & give Papa all my love. You were just telling me how you no longer like St. Patrick's Day. Well, I hope you can love it again now that you can enjoy green beer in heaven with Papa.
Melanie Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM
My dear, sweet, beautiful mother. My heart will never be the same. Heaven became a more glorious place the moment you entered it and joined Dad. You were supposed to come with me to my new house but instead you come everywhere with me now. I have your wedding ring on my right hand and when I hold my right hand with my left I know you are holding my hand. I can see the loving look on your face when I would walk in the door and bring you dinner. You would be sitting in your chair and our eyes would meet and you would smile. Then you would see what I brought and say how good it smelled and hug me. How I will miss you. But it is time for you to be with Dad, he has been without you long enough. I will keep Melanie, Arthur and Kyle comforted and your memory alive in Ella. Today we bought a Belle doll and tea set just like in Beauty and the Beast. I told her Grandma wanted her to have it. I swear she whispered your name on the way home. I will see you again in Heaven and feel your sweet hugs again. Love forever.Darlene
Darlene Hardin Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM
I would like to send arms to hug you all at this hard time and be there to comfort you. I am thinking of you all asking God to comfort and love you. To give you peace and know your mom, grandmother & great-grandmother is at rest in His arms now. My memory of Yvonne is how talented she was with knitting. She made me a great hat and my doggie a beautiful sweater. I even enjoyed playing Words with Friends with her too. May you all remember the wonderful times you had with her. May she Rest In Peace.
Pierrette (Kababik) Chayka Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM
My condolence to the family, deeply sorry for your Loss, may your memories of life spent with your Mom , Grandma, and Great-Grandma always live in your hearts, Heaven gain another Angel , As I remember my sister in -law is that your Dad (my brother ) they loved each other So very much..they are now united once again.Rita Kababik
Rita Kababik Mar 13 2021 12:00 AM