Barbara Wells, a resident of Park Drive Villa in Williamsburg for the past eight and half years, passed away at Cornwall Hospice on Sat., Oct. 8, 2016, following a brief battle with cancer. She was 79.
Barbara was born in Williamsburg Township on June 25, 1937 to her parents, Howard and Alice Tupper (nee Barclay). She grew up on the family farm, which helped to mold her into the hard working individual she was. Her greatest joys came from her family, caring for others and teaching.
She did her teacher training in Ottawa and her first teaching position was in Lunenburg. She also taught in Mariatown, Williamsburg, and Elma before she retired in 1993. Barbara was a volunteer extraordinaire. She canvassed for the Heart and Stroke Foundation for many years, as well as the Renewing the Vision campaign for Winchester District Memorial Hospital, and her boundless energy made her a valuable member of several local organizations, including the Brownies, Meals on Wheels, Calgary Reads, Williamsburg Community Association, Park Drive Villa board of directors, and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Barbara’s pleasant demeanour, welcoming spirit, and delicious baking will be greatly missed by her friends and family both here at home and in Calgary.
She is survived by her husband, Hubert; her daughters, Susan Yuen (Les) of Calgary, Sheryl Harper (the late Rodger) of Williamsburg, Connie Wells of Williamsburg, and Janice Hoeppner (Ken) of Calgary; her siblings, Bill Tupper (Joan Hess) of Morrisburg, Betty Dillabough (the late Ralph) of Williamsburg, Anna Poulin of Ottawa, Roger Tupper (Jean) of Morrisburg, Steven Tupper (Edna) of South Mountain, and Philip Tupper (Cathy) of Williamsburg; and her sister-in-law, Marion Linton (Burt) of Brockville. She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Matthew, Stacey, Jessica, Robbey, Larissa (Brad), Morgan (Quinn), Nikki, and Payton; and great-grandchildren Annabelle, Penelope, and Maxwell. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Thurs., Oct. 13 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held at South Dundas Lutheran Community Church in Williamsburg on Fri., Oct. 14 at 11 am, followed by inurnment at New Union Cemetery in Williamsburg. The honourary pallbearers will be Rae Casselman, Don Findlay, and Alan Crowder. The pallbearers will be Robbey Harper, Barry Strader, Ken Hoeppner, and Gary McMillan.
Donations to South Dundas Lutheran Community Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com