It is with great sadness, that we announce on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, after courageously enduring several medical setbacks, Barb passed away suddenly of a heart attack, in the arms of her son Chuck.
Beloved wife of the late Bill Hurson (1990). Loving mother of Brian (Thailand) and Chuck (British Columbia). Predeceased by son Craig (2005) and their father, Charles Parish. Sadly missed by brother Reg (late Mary) Goode, brother in law Don (Jane) Hurson. Predeceased by parents Reg and Ina, and sisters Aileen and Faye. Dear grandmother of David, Stephanie, and Danielle.
Special grandma to Jaimie (Dennis) and Amanda (Frank). Great Grandmother to William in Thailand and Frankie of Williams Lake, B.C. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews: especially Janice (Tom) of St Catharines and Karen (Barb) of Minnesota.
Barb volunteered at the YMCA offering Aquafit for Seniors for 18 years. In 1990, Barb received the “Volunteer of The Year” for the City of St Catharines as well as an award from the YMCA for her work. She continued with her love of swimming at the former Holiday Inn providing several classes for seniors. Barb worked for many years as a tour guide. Many will fondly remember Barb as `The Cookie Lady`.
Barb was also an avid bowler. Barb was active and energetic. She enjoyed music and dance. Barb loved her time in Williams Lake, touring much of the area and attending their annual stampede.
Under the guidance of LaPrairie Funeral Home, cremation has taken place and Barb has begun her journey to her final resting place in St Catharines, Ontario; where she will be laid to rest at Victoria Lawn Cemetery in a family plot.
In Williams Lake, Chuck, Brian, Stephanie, Danielle and Amanda invite family and friends to join them in a “Celebration of Barb’s Life” to be held at;
C. J.’s Southwestern Grill,
1527 Highway 97, S.,
Thursday, May 15, 2014
at 1:00 pm
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations made in Barb’s name to the Deni House, Sixth Ave. North, Williams Lake, British Columbia, V2G 2G8