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Kenneth Austin
B: 1929-02-07
D: 2018-01-18
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Austin, Kenneth
Andrew Tang
B: 1940-03-10
D: 2018-01-17
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Tang, Andrew
Jean Burton
B: 1925-05-03
D: 2018-01-04
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Burton, Jean
Norman Buller
B: 1934-05-29
D: 2018-01-04
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Buller, Norman
Grace Brooks
B: 1926-04-15
D: 2018-01-03
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Brooks, Grace
George Kadwell
B: 1928-06-24
D: 2017-12-30
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Kadwell, George
Gerald Ross
B: 1935-03-20
D: 2017-12-25
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Ross, Gerald
Robin Keats
B: 1938-11-08
D: 2017-12-24
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Keats, Robin
Mary Mortimer
B: 1931-03-29
D: 2017-12-23
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Mortimer, Mary
Marion Miller
B: 1931-05-08
D: 2017-12-22
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Miller, Marion
Shirley Stables
B: 1923-10-30
D: 2017-12-14
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Stables, Shirley
Ernest Holmes
B: 1950-07-02
D: 2017-12-11
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Holmes, Ernest
Evelyn Arrowsmith
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2017-12-08
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Arrowsmith, Evelyn
Dr. Terence Chute
B: 1948-09-10
D: 2017-12-06
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Chute, Dr. Terence
Mildred Chambers
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2017-12-05
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Chambers, Mildred
Barbara Smith
B: 1941-04-27
D: 2017-12-01
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Smith, Barbara
Eileen Pettitt
B: 1923-01-14
D: 2017-11-30
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Pettitt, Eileen
Cynthia Ryan
B: 1959-02-23
D: 2017-11-29
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Ryan, Cynthia
Elva Harbridge
B: 1925-05-28
D: 2017-11-29
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Harbridge, Elva
Lillian Black
B: 1958-05-30
D: 2017-11-28
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Black, Lillian
Herbert Parke
B: 1922-11-01
D: 2017-11-27
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Parke, Herbert

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Condolence From: stewart graydon
Condolence: Hank, Liz and I are both very sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Monday December 11, 2017
Condolence From: Bradley Siwick
Condolence: Dear Hank, Kim, Scott and Alison

The news of my Aunt Barbara’s passing hit me very hard last week. Auntie Barbara has been a constant presence, influence and source of joy my entire life. I include in this all the small things (Chelsea buns) and the big things (Camping, Family Jamborees and deep friendships). Since the passing of my Mother and Father, Aunt B also became a living embodiment (reminder?) of a whole catalog of memories about Mom and Dad that took on greater vibrancy when we were together. For all these reasons it was impossible not to feel devastated last week. We have all lost something integral and irreplaceable.

Along with the sadness, however, came an enormous flood of the most wonderful and happy moments of my life. Consulting the Family Albums and a pausing for a little reflection it is clear that my formative years (and Tania’s) would have been unrecognizable without Aunt Barbara. We had so much fun together! But in all that fun we also learned how to live through her guidance and example. Amongst other things, Aunt Barbara showed how to meet the challenges presented by life with optimism and confidence, and how to find happiness, satisfaction and meaning in it.

I also remembered how much Aunt Barbara’s friendship meant to my Mother. This was obvious any time they would get together, but maybe even more so when Aunt B would call our house! My mother despised talking on the phone. She wouldn’t talk to me for more than a minute without finding some excuse to hang up. When Aunt Barbara called it was a whole different story. Mom became 40 years younger. Phone calls with Autie Barbara provided me with a window on my mother as a twenty-something. It was cute. It was wonderful. I was overjoyed that my Mother had such an important and wonderful friend.

Aunt Barbara lived a full, dynamic and consequential life. All those that have loved her are very sad at her passing, but we will carry her memory forward. She leaves a strong legacy in the four of you and the long list of other people whose lives she touched deeply (Tania and I specifically).

Love,
Bradley
Sunday December 10, 2017
Condolence From: Chris Shumaker
Condolence: Dear Mr. Smith, Kim, Scott and Allison...

My sincere condolences on the passing of Barb. I truly feel honored and privileged to have grown up with her in my life. She was a wonderful woman and was always kind to everyone. My thoughts are with you all.

Chris Shumaker
Sunday December 10, 2017
Condolence From: Steve and Jean Thorpe
Condolence: Dear Hank, Scott, Kim and Alison, We are so sad to hear of your terrible loss. Barb was a wonderful first teacher to our daughter Laura but she was much more than that.She was strong and funny and a very caring person who readily made us feel part of your family during our time in Canada, as did you all. Her thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit was an inspiration to us and we were very fortunate to experience her warmth and positive attitude to life. We hope you will find comfort in remembering the way she lived and was loved. Much love Steve, Jean, Katy and Laura.
Saturday December 09, 2017
Condolence From: Ann Harbridge
Condolence: Dear Hank, Kim, Scott and Alison, I am so sorry to hear that Barb has died. Although it's been many years, some people leave a lasting impression. Barb was one of those people. She was always a kind, compassionate and faith filled person. Her passing will leave a hole in many hearts, but none more than yours. May your memories and the love shared with her sustain you in the coming days and weeks. Ann
Friday December 08, 2017
Condolence From: Bill and Carol Johnson
Condolence: Dear Henry and Family
Please accept our deepest condolences.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thursday December 07, 2017
Condolence From: esther and michael quirt
Condolence: Dear Hank and family

we are so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I remember her fondly. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Esther and Mike
Thursday December 07, 2017
Condolence From: Carolyn Burns
Condolence: A sorrowful goodbye to valued teaching friend who was both an excellent teacher and caring person.......Carolyn Burns
Thursday December 07, 2017
Condolence From: Linda & Rob Viejou
Condolence: Dear Hank & Family, Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Barb. We were very sad to hear this. Barb was a kind and loving teacher to our daughter Becky in the early 90's at GPS. We'll never forget the 20 or so little 'gingerbread like' houses she made for each child in her JK class to decorate one year. I'm sure there are many children who will have lovely memories of Barb as a teacher.
Thinking of you with love and prayers, Linda and Rob Viejou, Parry Sound (formerly of Gravenhurst).
Thursday December 07, 2017
Condolence From: Kathy Uren
Condolence: Hank, Tim and I are very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Our sincere condolences.
Thursday December 07, 2017

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