Barb passed away peacefully at Mills Memorial Hospital on February 19, 2015 with family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband Reg, parents Jessica and Frank, sister Berrie and brother Roddie. Barb will also be joining younger family members in Heaven including five nephews and granddaughter Jessica’s husband, Jack.
Barb, a dear mother, nanny, sister and friend to many is survived by her daughters Sandy, Debby (Gary) and Tracey as well as son Stephen (Myrna), sisters Elise and Jackie as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her companion of recent years, Rowley Purmal. Many others referred to her as nanny as she enjoyed being around friends of grandchildren.
Barb lived a long and full life and was born in London, England and passed away in Terrace, BC. She also lived in Australia, but spent over half of her life in British Columbia in the communities of Williams Lake, Quesnel and Terrace.
As a young lady, Barb was a beauty queen and also spent time on the stage and had minor roles in several movies. Her warm personality enabled her to happily welcome newcomers to Quesnel for the Welcome Wagon.
Barb had many friends and was a true animal lover. She loved her cats and dogs, but also fed ducks and crows. Barb volunteered at the SPCA and Crisis Line in Quesnel and was active with the Happy Gang in Terrace. She loved watching her children and grandchildren in sports and spent many hours at the arena and soccer field.
A funeral service was held on February 28, 2015 at the St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
We would like to thank Dr. Brown and the other doctors, nurses and care workers that helped mum in recent years.