FOREMAN, Barbara Amelia Younger - Died peacefully at University Hospital on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Her beloved Derek predeceased her in 2008. She missed him everyday. She is survived by her 4 loving daughters: Debra (Michael), Michelle, Stephanie (Bob) and Celeste (Ian). She is much loved by 12 grandchildren: Christopher, Elizabeth Amelia, Trevor and David Menear; Sarah, Jennifer (Adam), Andrew (Dana) and James Ryder; Cameron Brown and Kelsey (Jeremy) Cheyne; Raith and Colton Woods. Her family continues with 6 great grandchildren and 2 more on the way: Raina, Cruz, Max, Coby, Brady, Lily. Barbara was a wife and mother. She loved to cook, knit, play cards and garden. Mom and Dad had many friends in the communities of Huntsville, Thunder Bay and London. Their times together at the “camp" were full of stories of boats, bird watching, sunsets and friends. The grandchildren and great grandchildren were always cozy in hand knitted hats and sweaters. As Barbara’s health declined she was completely surrounded by her loving family. We wish to thank the staff of UH for superb compassionate care. The funeral service will be conducted on Monday, February 16 at 11 a.m. in St. George’s Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Road North. Visitation preceding in the church on Monday from 10 - 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Salvation Army, an organization our parents have supported since 1945.
Joanne (Stefak) Keegan
February 17, 2015, 1:02 pm
I am very saddened about your Mother's passing. Thank you for posting in the Thunder Bay newspaper so I can express my thanks to all. Your family was always so good to me in my youth. I have so many fond memories of McComber Crescent and One Island Lake. Both are on my list happy places. I was able to experience things I would have never had the opportunity to do so otherwise. Water-skiing, sailing, hanging out playing cards, all sorts of outdoor equipment to enjoy, sunsets at the lake, yummy food ( esp. spaghetti and mille feuilles...I still have the recipe!) and many other things. Our family was blessed with property on Island Lake where we have recently built to carry on fun times "at camp". I learned many lessons and was given great advice over the years, of which I still refer to to this day. Thank you again. Your parents were wonderful people. Joanne
Bev Desaulniers (nee Lawless)
February 13, 2015, 5:18 pm
I will always keep the special memories of a special lady, I have known like a mother all my life, close in my heart. I loved Auntie Barb for her unconditional support, her fun-loving style, her caring ways, her wit and her knowledge.
I will miss her giggle and our long chats.
May she rest in peace now.
February 15, 2015, 10:56 am
Condolences and prayers sent your way at the loss of your mom. I have fond memories of overnight at your 'camp'. Love always, Eleanor
February 15, 2015, 11:15 pm
Sincere condolences, Celeste. She was a super lady---always so pleasant. This obit is a lovely tribute to her. Our sympathy goes to all of you.186
Nancy Anderson Reside
February 16, 2015, 8:18 am
I'm very sorry for your loss Celeste, Deb, Michelle and Stephanie. Your Mom was a very special lady. I can still hear her laugh. I have many nice memories of times in Thunder Bay, One Island Lake and London. My thoughts are with you today. Wish I could be there.
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