May 16, 1929 – Dec. 21, 2014
Barb passed away peacefully December 21,
2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her parents, Art and Eileen Bell, and her loving husband of 61 years, Al. Barb is survived by her children, Stephanie (Dan) Potvin, Jim (Sheri) Nowick, Andy (Jan) Nowick, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sister Kay, brother-in-law John and family, many cousins and countless lifelong friends.
Born in Winnipeg, Barb moved with her family to Victoria where she grew up and graduated from Vic High in 1947. Barb completed her RN training at the VGH School of Nursing and worked for many years at the Royal Columbian Hospital. She retired in 1989 as a much loved and respected head nurse. Barb and her family spent many years vacationing at Green Lake, in the Cariboo. Eventually she and Al fulfilled their dream of living at the lake permanently. Together, Barb and Al were active in all aspects of their Green Lake community and enjoyed many years involved with the BC Hydro Power Pioneers. Charitable endeavors were always very important to Barb and her pies and tarts disappeared quickly from any bake sale.
We would like to thank everyone at the Westbrooke, the paramedics and all medical staff at Ridge Meadows Hospital who were involved in Mom’s care. Your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten.
There will be no service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department 5771 Green Lake North Road, 70 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2K1 or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Barb will be truly missed by all.
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