Peacefully at the F.J. Davey Home on Saturday, March 28, 2020 with family at her side at the age of 93.
Loving wife of the late Douglas. Beloved mother of David Martin, Leslie Marsh (Chris) and Laurie Martin (Ron). Cherished Nanny of Ryan Marsh (Jen) and Tim Marsh (Melissa). Proud Nanny of Gabriel, Aidan, Katherine and Holly. Dear sister of the late Stewart Hill (late Betty). Barbara will also missed by many nieces and nephews.
Nanny was one of those special souls in life that no matter how many years passed by she still had her child-like spirit to share with her loved ones - especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Whenever they would visit she would encourage imagination and play while she sang familiar tunes or told stories of her past. Her family was everything too her which was obvious anytime we gathered. She always had a joke to tell when we would visit and never let us leave empty handed. Other people’s happiness was her focus in life and for that we will always try to follow in her footsteps and be our best selves for others. We will fondly remember the festive memories of putting the tree up together and decorating it during the holidays and will continue to pass along her stories over the years to our children so she will be remembered and thought of often.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to the F.J. Davey Home would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.
Special thank you to the staff of Apple Orchard 1 for their care and compassion.