Winchester Press – obit – Barbara Ann Lough

Barbara Ann Lough

Barbara Ann Lough, a well known business woman,passed away suddenly on Tues., Dec. 23, 2008. She was 72.
She will be greatly missed by her beloved husband Alex, her dearchildren Kevin (Sheila) Cooper, Wendy (Roger) Tessier, June (Grant)Hayes, Brenda (Jeff) Clements, and Shelley (Blaine) Wright. Shewill be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Troy and TylerThompson, Mike Tessier, Stefan Premate, Jennifer and Jeffery Clements,and Jill and Sarah Wright, as well as her nine great-grandchildren.
She was born to Roland Robitaille and Margaret Kelley in RockIsland, Que. on Nov. 30, 1936. Barbara and Alex were married onChristmas day in 1954 and together raised five children. Her hardwork and dedication was evident as together Barb and Alex ranseveral businesses. A&B Egg and Poultry Farm saw the coupledelivering eggs door-to-door daily to customers in Ottawa. LoughCrest Foods delivered eggs, butter, and cheese to customers throughoutthe United Counties and beyond. Lough Crest Gardens raised andsold plants and flowers to nurseries and other wholesale retailers.Many will remember Al’s Lemonade and Elephant Tears Stand, whichappeared at all of the local fairs. She also obtained her FloralDesign Diploma from Algonquin College. She opened Lough CrestFlowers in Cardinal, which she sold and is now called CardinalFlowers that has expanded to Morrisburg.
In recent years, she became computer savvy and began Musical Memories. She could transfer favourite music from eight track or recordto CD so that old favourites could be enjoyed. She was also ableto transfer old VHS tapes to DVD. During the last 30 years, Barband Alex have also sold homemade jams, jellies, and pickles atlocal craft shows. Barb did not sit still. She was inquisitive,and wanted to know how everything worked. There was nothingshe could not do. She was made an Honourary Life Member of theMountain and District Lions Club. Because of this accomplishment,memorial donations may be made to the Mountain and District LionsClub.
In accordance with Barb’s request, cremation has taken place anda graveside service will take place in the spring.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Winchester FuneralHome.