Barb passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson, B.C. on Friday December 14, 2012 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Saskatoon and grew up in Swanson Saskatchewan. She worked at the Royal Bank in Watrous Saskatchewan and it was there that she met her husband Russell, only twice because the third time they met was when she travelled to Creston and eloped to Coeur d’Alene. This was the beginning of 56 wonderful years together.
Barb was predeceased by mother Emma, father Realf and mother Ruth. She leaves behind her loving husband Russell, daughter Lori (Doug) Bagshaw, grandchildren Kirstie and Lindsey (Murray) and great grandchildren Mackenzie and Brady, son Ross (Michelle) Browell, son Ty (Tonya) Browell and grandchildren Cody and Kale, sister Leila (Don) MacWilliam, sister Helen (Gordon) Blair, brother Jack (Sharon) Skjeie and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Noiles, Dr. Malpass, Dr. Grant and all of the nursing staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital for being so kind, caring and supportive. Barb loved the numerous visits and conversations with family and friends that showed her how much she was truly loved.
She touched the hearts of everyone she met.
Cremation has taken place and at Barb’s request there will be no service. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital, 3 View Street, Nelson B.C., V1L 2V1.
Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca