In memory of

Meta Marie Jabs

February 2, 1932 -  February 7, 2023

Meta Jabs (nee Florian) lived a long full life which started in Poland in a German-speaking village Feb. 2, 1932.
Born into a large family in Depression Era, she did farm work until becoming a war refugee as a young teenager. Eventually, after marrying Edmund Jabs in 1954, she emigrated to Canada. She worked hard to help build a home for her family which included her children Peter and Susanna. She affected many people with her smile and laughter. As an avid seamstress, she found joy in creating wedding dresses. Not to waste a moment, she crocheted and donated crafts to her church charity. The retirement years were divided between Florida in winter and the cottage in summer. Later in life she spent a long senescence mostly at Wesburn Manor until her health finally failed her February 7, 2023.
Rest in Peace.


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Kim Maggiacomo (Steven Florian's Wife)

Entered February 9, 2023 from Mississauga

I will fondly remember that wonderful smile and laugh. Tante Meta gave the best hugs too. So special. xxoo

Sandra, Pete, William, Aaron & Katelyn Robson (Niece)

Entered February 9, 2023 from Brampton

Tante Meta was an absolute jewel that makes my heart sing. She was fun, kind, warm, friendly and loved kids of all ages. We enjoyed her stories, infectious laughter and beautiful smile. She was a defender of the underdog and gave the most amazing bear hugs.

One memory that comes to mind occurred at the cottage comes. While we were lazily hanging out at the dock, some of us swimming – she was prepping the catch of the day. As she was scaling along the shoreline, she began the chopping process. A task she had performed hundreds of times. Oops. Tante Meta discovered that fish was not quite dead. It bounced off the preparation stump. The image of her screaming, laughing and chasing after this poor one-finned fish with a bat will stay with us always.

You will live in our heart for many years Tante Meta as an everyday hero.

Ellen Andronek (Niece)

Entered February 9, 2023 from Prince Edward County

Tante Meta embraced life to its fullest. She had so much fun and laughter within herself that you couldn't help but let it infect you as well. She was generous, proud and down to earth.
A memory that brings smiles was how she saved me during my wedding. My dress wouldn't hang properly in the back; it dragged, tripping me at every snag. She took one look, knew it wasn't right. Before I knew it, she hiked up the back, throwing billowing fabric all over, crawled under it and tickety-boo, it was fixed.. She was a wonder!
Mostly, it's her laughter I'll miss. Knowing her enriched my life and I'm grateful to have shared time with her. RIP.

Denice Schulze (Relative)

Entered February 10, 2023 from Barrie, ON

My memory of Tante Meta is that she was always smiling and laughing. She was larger than life. Her presence filled the room in such a positive way.
Condolences to the family.
Cherish the memories

Steve Florian (Nephew)

Entered February 10, 2023 from Mississauga

Remembering Tante Meta, her smile, laugh, and wonderful spirit. Love always, rest in peace. Love Steven xoxo


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