Barbara L. McLelland (nee Mackenzie)

November 27, 1946 - February 26, 2020

Funeral Details: Saturday, March 14, 2020 Visitation 12:00 to 1:30 Service 2:00 pm Burton Ave. United Church

With profound sadness, we announce that Barbara passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Hospice Simcoe with her family by her side.

Barbara was born in Goderich, Ontario on November 27, 1946, the youngest of 5 children to Hugh and Margaret (Farrish) Mackenzie.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband Brian, daughter Laurel (Glenn), son Robert (Anne), four grandchildren, Sydney (Derek), Matthew (Sara), Parker and Grace, and one great grandchild Ryker, brothers John (Terry), Alex (friend Linda) and sister Anne and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved and touched deeply.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents, older brother Kenneth, sister-in-law Heather, and brothers-in-law, Dan, Paul, Paul, Bryce and Jeff.

Barb is best remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Barb was genuinely interested in other people and was always willing to have a good chat with anyone.  Her caring nature served her well in her time as a nurse, where her sincere interest and concern for elderly patients was always evident.  A true farm girl at heart, her love of all animals great and small was obvious throughout her entire life.  She had an extraordinary appreciation of nature and found joy in her gardening.  Barb's faith and the friendships she made through her involvement with the church brought her great comfort and happiness.

Memorial visitation will take place Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 12 to 1:30 with a service following at 2:00 pm at Burton Avenue United church.  Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the lung association https://www.lung.ca/, Hospice Simcoe https://www.hospicesimcoe.ca/donating/or Burton Avenue United church https://www.burtonavenueunited.com/.

Peaceful Transition Simcoe

CONDOLENCES

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  • Christine Mick
    Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2020 Reply

    I am so so sorry for your loss Lauren & Glenn, and family. Your mom was one of my absolute favorite customers when I was a stylist. I never met such a kind hearted, soft and loving individual. I can still hear her voice. Crazy as this is, I was just thinking about her a few days ago, wondering how she was. This plane has lost a very special woman. The skies have gained the most beautiful angel. Hugs Laurel xoxoxoxox. Chris xoxox

  • Angela Bazinet
    Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2020 Reply

    Dear Laurel & Family,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom sounded like a wonderful person both inside and out! Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

    Angela, Steve, Aaron and Shayla Lane 😘

  • Angela Bazinet
    Posted on: Thursday, March 5, 2020 Reply

    Dear Laurel & Family,

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom sounded like a wonderful person both inside and out. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

    Angela, Steve, Aaron and Shayla Lane 😘

  • Dave and Rose Knight
    Posted on: Friday, March 6, 2020 Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time .
    Sending all our love 💕

  • Dave & cindy
    Posted on: Friday, March 6, 2020 Reply

    We wish you so much love Laurel and Glenn…Hugs and Kisses to you and your entire family. Love you guys much.

  • Colleen Libiec
    Posted on: Saturday, March 7, 2020 Reply

    Brian and family.
    I am so sorry to hear of Barbs passing. She was a lovely lady. My heart💓 goes out to you Brian and your family. Hugs! Colleen Libiec

  • Shelley Adams
    Posted on: Saturday, March 7, 2020 Reply

    Stan and I send our love to you and your family.

  • Shelley Adams
    Posted on: Saturday, March 7, 2020 Reply

    Stan and I send our love to you and your family. You are in our thoughts

  • Ruth , Nancy , Joan and families
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Reply

    Sincere sympathy. Thinking of you and your family at this time . Our thoughts and prayers are with you always .
    Lots of love .
    Ruth, Nancy, Joan and families .

  • Joan Arnold
    Posted on: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Reply

    Bryan – I am so sorry to learn of Barb’s passing. I have fond memories of you both during your stays at BBTP. You replaced my kitchen tap for me a few years back. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

  • Mark and Kathy Palkovits
    Posted on: Friday, March 13, 2020 Reply

    Laurel, Glenn, Sydney, Matthew and family,

    We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy to each of you. Know that our thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time.

    Kathy, Mark and family

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