On Saturday, July 1, 2006, a beautiful woman departed this world. Shortly after her passing, a magnificent prairie storm rolled over the Foothills Medical Centre in all its inherent majesty and beauty. We are quite convinced that Barbara was signalling her heavenly arrival with roaring thunder and glorious lightning, not to mention nourishing rain for her beloved garden.
Our entire family had gathered from around the world at her bedside after her stroke, including her two brothers, sister and niece from England. We grieved and we laughed, remembering a good, beloved woman and sharing our memories of her long life. While we miss her terribly, we take heart in the knowledge that she has gone where she longed to go – to sit with God, carried to the heavens by her much loved angels.
She left this world loved and cherished by a large, proud and grateful family and will not be soon forgotten. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill; her children, Linda, Steven, Cathy, Michael and Christopher; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Barbara was predeceased by her son, David in April 2004.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
In living memory of Barbara Andersen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences