September 6, 1919 – April 19, 2015
Barr, Jean Bernice (nee Wilson) – Passed away peacefully at Macassa Lodge on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Jack (2012). She will be dearly loved and missed always by her son John and his wife Karen; grandchildren Sean (Julie), David, Jay (Kim), Scott (Melissa), Jamie and Brian (Jenny); and her 15 great-grandchildren. Jean had a special place in her heart for her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Debbie and her husband Bill Thornton; brother James Wilson and his wife, Irene. Jean was an avid gardener, she loved to knit, she loved her cottage and in her later years took a cake decorating course. She loved to share all these things with her grandkids. Thank you to Macassa Lodge for the care given to Jean over the years. A special thank you to Rev. Rick Spies of St. Paul’s United Church for keeping Jean up-to-date with events happening at the church and for remembering her with flowers at Easter and Christmas. Friends will be received by the family on Monday, April 27th from 1:00 p.m. until the time of Jean’s Service at 2:00 p.m. at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place. Interment Grove Cemetery. If you so wish, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.
All the Yates kids grew up living next door to Jean Barr who provided us with the personification of what it was to be a “good neighbour” and what it was to live in a great neighbourhood. She was always actively caring, helpful and friendly—an integral part of our childhoods and beyond. Lots of good and happy memories.
Thanks so much, Mrs Barr, for welcoming us into your home for the last 62 years. A visit with you has been an enjoyable part of our visits when we get back to Dundas. So sorry that time and distance will prevent us from celebrating your life….but know you will be on our minds along with your family during this time.
Mrs Barr, Even though it’s been many years I still have fond memories of the cottage at Long Point. Our thoughts our with your family at this time.