O’Connor, Barbara Marie (nee Gillies) – Peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Hamilton General Hospital, on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. Barbara O’Connor, beloved wife of the late Gerald William O’Connor (2007) for 55 years. Much loved mother of Brenda and William MacRae of Timmins, Gerald “Larry” and Dawn O’Connor of Dundas, Suzanne and Neil Robertson of Copetown and Barbara and Stan Holiday of Brampton. Loving grandmother to Andrew MacRae (Carla), Robert MacRae (Beth), Virginia MacRae, Adam O’Connor (Lana), Breanne Ingram (Darius), Timothy O’Connor (Sarah), Victoria O’Connor, Kathryn Robertson, Alexander Robertson, Stephen Holiday, Jeffrey Holiday and Christopher Holiday. Great-grandmother to William and James MacRae, Ian and Noah MacRae, Delaney and Duncan Ingram and Macie and Madison O’Connor. Dearly missed by her brother Archie Gillies of Southampton. She was predeceased by her brothers Claire Gillies and Bruce Gillies. Much loved sister-in-law to Fran Gillies, Joyce Gillies, Irene O’Connor, Ray and Margaret O’Connor, Leo O’Connor and Rita Mooney. Barbara graduated from the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and went on to work at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton for many years followed by a position at Union Drawn Steel of Hamilton. She was a long time member of the C.W.L. of the St. Augustine’s Parish and volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Grateful thanks to her devoted companions, over the past few years, Anne, Judy, Pat, Irene and Natalia. You made her life so much richer and we appreciate your compassionate care of our mother. Friends will be received by the family on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. A Funeral Mass will be offered at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 58 Sydenham Street, Dundas on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to either the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Good Shepherd Centres would be appreciated by the family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Andy and Julie Sinclair
Larry and Dawn, my thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Your mother was an amazing woman whom I know will be missed by all. She always had a smile and an open heart and always made me and my family feel welcome when we visited.
My Deepest Sympathies to You and Yours,
Dorothy, Megan & Josh
Larry, Dawn and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Our deepest sympathies go out to you Larry, and your family for your loss. May God bless her and keep her.
Nick and Gloria
June 27, 2016
With sincere condolences to the family. I have great memories of all the wonderful times my late husband Gerru had with Barbara and Gerry over the years. Our euchre club and New Year’s celebrations over the years were always joyful occasions that I will never forget.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Aunt Barb will definitely be missed by many!!
Love and hugs,
I miss her already she was a sweet loving person , I am sooo sorry for your lost
I was saddened to hear of Aunt Barbara’s death. I will always remember Barbara’s infectious laugh and the good times I had with Uncle Gerald and his bride. I send my love and prayers to my cousins and their families. Unfortunately I am unable to be with you at this time but rest assured that you are in my heart.
Your cousin Paul (Ottawa
Warm thoughts are with in these difficult times. There is a new angel in heaven.
Love Michele and Dave Fish and family.
So sorry to hear the news of your loss. Words do not ease the pain but your mom has filled your lives with wonderful memories and will be dearly missed. Love Marilyn and Bruce.
Brenda, Larry, Suzanne, Barb and families
May aunt Barb rest in peace now. So sorry for your loss
She will be missed but never forgotten! Hugs to you all
Joan and Bruce
Aunt Barb will always be remembered in our prayers. To Brenda, Larry, Barbara, Suzanne and your extended families, our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family . I have many great memories and good times of Barb and Gerry and the kids.
Steve Sedore and family
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Wishing you peace as you recall so many wonderful memories of your times together. She was a pretty special woman who touched so many peoples lives.
Love to all
Simone, Sandy, Amanda & Katie
My heart breaks at the loss of your mom, grandma and great-grandma. Thank you so much for welcoming me so warmly and for letting me spend time with such a lovely lady. I will truly miss her.
We are thinking of all of you during this difficult time in your lives. She was an exceptional woman, a class act and well loved and respected by many. We are grateful for the times we shared with her.
Love Fondness and Respect,
Adrian and Kelly Catenacci and Family
Larry, Dawn and family, my deep sympathy at the loss of your Mom. I know how much you supported her and cared for her when she needed you most. Praise God that she is in His everlasting arms of comfort and peace. She has earned her well-deserved rest. God bless you and comfort you, knowing that peace surrounds your mother now.
To the family of Cousin Barbara O’connor:
My family in Seattle Washington USA sends our love and prayers you all. My husband was Wayne Earl Miller was Barbara’s cousin. We met Jerry and Barb when we made a trip to Canada and spent time with them and the Gillies family. what a wonderful time and made so many memories. We loved every trip we made to our Canadian cousins. Barb will be missed and will stay in our heart forever. Love to you all Barbara Miller and Family.
My thoughts are with you all , my prayers in a Bavarian church for Barbara where she was with her husband many years ago. Christa Lippert