Barbara passed away peacefully in the Richmond Pavillion at Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 3, 2018 at the age of 77. Barb was born on October 10, 1940 in Port Alberni, daughter of Olive and Claude Collington. The family moved to Victoria BC, a short time later to Kings Road. In 1946, the family moved to Davie Street.
In 1960, Barb met Melvin and soon after they moved to Quadra Street then eventually settled at Stelly’s X Road. Barb returned to Davie Street with the passing of her mother and father. She remained there until her passing.
She worked at the Royal BC Museum in the archives department for many years. Barb had many “save the planet interests” and after retirement, she and a group of her friends started Flax to Linen Victoria.
Predeceased by her husband Mel, she is survived by sons Brian (Gail), Murray (Tracey), Guy; grandsons Cody, Tavas; sister Fran (Bob); many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She will be deeply missed by all her family.
Many thanks to the staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital for making her final days comfortable.
A Memorial Service and Reception will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens 4665 Falaise Drive on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm, followed by Interment at Royal Oak Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, can be made to the Ride to Conquer Cancer. Pledge forms will be available at the Funeral Service or online.
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