Barbara Ellen Marshall
March 26, 1957 ~ November 27, 2015
Barbara found her peace on this earth and passed in her sleep in her Creston home, surrounded by love.
Barbara was born in Ontario on Tuesday, March 26, 1957, and was formerly of Guelph, Ontario, Revelstoke and McBride, BC.
Barb had a brilliant, creative, and passionate mind with a profound knowledge of the most obscure topics, inspiring and influencing all who crossed her path in life.
She was a pioneer woman, independent and strong. Forever breaking from the traditional role, she was hardworking until the end.
One of the first women in Canada to work in a sawmill, it lead her into a career as a forester, semi and logging truck driver, astrologer, sign painter, and a true artist in any medium she touched. She could wield a hammer, lay a tile, build a home as proficiently as the next guy, yet could whip up the best turkey dinner your taste buds could savour.
A gardener extraordinaire, Barb was a lover of this earth and all living things on it. (Cats, not so much, but a dog spoiler to the max.) The wind was in her hair riding her Harley and listening to Journey.
Barb was predeceased by her grandparents, father, and nephew, and is survived and much loved by her mother, sisters, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces, as well as many, many friends that span the globe.
With gratitude and a sincere thank you to all who came together in Barb’s last weeks and days, to allow her independence, utmost dignity, caring and respect, so that she could die in the home that she loved and left her most creative imprint on.
In honour of Barb, buy yourself some fresh cut flowers, have a latte (2 sugars), or randomly decorate a tree. She wanted so much to see Christmas this year, in her childlike zeal and love for the Spirit.
Celebrations of Barb’s life will be held at later dates in Revelstoke, McBride, Creston, Penticton, British Columbia and Guelph, Ontario.