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FORD, Barbara Lynn (nee Dolmer), B.A.

December 20, 1948 – Hamilton, Ontario
November 3, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Barb on Monday, November 3, 2014 in Calgary at the age of 65 years, with her family by her side.

To those who knew her, Barb will always be remembered as a warm, loving, selfless and compassionate person. She loved visiting the mountains, her cottage in Ontario and spending time with her family and friends.

Barb will be dearly missed by her husband of thirty-four years Robert (Bob); son Ryan; daughter Ashleigh; son-in-law Glenn Locke; brothers, Al and Eric Dolmer; sisters-in-law, Carmelita and Ning-Ning; nieces, Trish and Carmella; nephews, Owen and William; and dear friends of over fifty years, Sue Booth and Shush Kocinski. Barb was predeceased by her parents Marion and Russell Dolmer.

A Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Barb received exceptional care from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, and a donation would help that facility continue to offer this excellent care.

In living memory of Barbara Ford, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Shawna Burke-Martin & Darren Martin :

    Ryan,
    We are so very sorry for your loss and that of your family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Shawna & Darren

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  2. Cousins Grant, Ron and Jean in Edmonton :

    To Bob and family we extend our deepest and sincerest feelings for your loss. Reach out to those you love and those who love you. Do not be afraid to share your thoughts and feelings. We have all suffered the loss of loved ones and certainly understand the sorrow and pain of your loss. May God be with you and Bless you . Find peace and comfort with those who love you. An ocean of love to you all.

    Cousins Grant, Ron and Jean in Onaway,Warburg and Edmonton

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  3. Bill and Sue Booth :

    To Bob, Ryan, Ashleigh and all the family and friends,
    We will all be mourning the terrible loss of the kindest, most selfless, thoughtful and giving mother, wife and friend I have ever known. Your pain at losing Barb too soon is heart wrenching for you all. You will long experience the pain of this great loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers as you comfort each other at this sorrowful time. Barb was my closest friend and I will miss her always being there for me.
    Love and hugs to you all.
    In sincerest sympathy,
    Much Love,
    Sue and Bill

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  4. To Barb’s Family.
    I am sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. I worked with Barb for several years when she was with the CRDS program, Faculty of Education. I will remember her smile, and her caring, and generous personality. She always had a kind word for everyone.
    Take care,
    Dr. Susan Cran

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  5. To Barb’s family,

    Barb was a gentle soul and a ray of light on the 11th floor in the Faculty of Education. I always enjoyed my brief chats with her when I visited the office. My condolences to all the family and close friends who will miss her. Sincere Sympathy, Nancy Dudley

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  6. Franceen Dubreuil :

    My deepest sympathy to Barb’s family. I worked with Barb at the University of Calgary for many years. I will always remember her kindness, her patience and genuinely pleasant personality.
    Deepest condolences. Franceen Dubreuil

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  7. Rozy Allidina :

    Please accept our sincerest of condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with Barb’s Family.
    Barb will be truly missed by so many of us!
    Her spirit will remain !

    Rozy and Staff at Bridgedale Pharmacy

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  8. Sandy Thompson :

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Ashleigh. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Sandy Thompson

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  9. Barb, I did not know you for many years however the times we had together with you and Bob were always fun, your sense of humour, optimism and interest in people’s lives made it always interesting while you supported me in settling in a different environment. Even helping in the garden as if you had always done this. You were the best neighbor, I miss you !

    Bob…
    There are no words I can say to comfort you. You inspired me with the love, care and commitment you devoted to Barb every day for these last long months.
    My thoughts are with you and I hope that you will find peace and purpose in the future.
    My condolences to all your family,

    Helly Visser

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  10. shush and ron :

    always with you

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  11. Brenda and Larry :

    I would love to have brilliant words to offer to Bob, Ryan, Ashleigh, Glen, Al and Eric but find myself at a loss for them as there just aren’t words that could do justice to such a wonderful person. We’re with you in spirit today and in the ones to follow.

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  12. A beautiful service for such a beautiful soul. She will be missed.
    Great job on all the tributes, very well spoken and you can tell she touched a lot of hearts. We are thinking of all of you.
    Love
    The Newmans

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  13. Please convey my condolences to Bob, Ryan, Ashleigh, Al & Eric. As a kid, I always looked forward to visiting our city cousins.

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  14. Cathy Pelletier :

    To Barb’s Family,
    I worked with Barb for several years in the Dept of Teacher Preparation at the University of Calgary. Barb was such a kind and calm soul who would spend a great deal of time getting to know students and go out of her way to try and help them. I used to tell her that she should not internalize a student’s problems so much as sometimes there was just so much we could do to help — but that was Barb’s nature for sure.
    My thoughts are with you in this time of loss for your family, but also a time of loss for all of Barb’s friends and everyone she touched over the years. The world has indeed lost a gentle and giving person.

    Cathy Pelletier

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  15. shush and ron :

    Dearest Bob, Ryan, Ashleigh, Glen, Eric and Al. I have now watched the service 3 times and each time I have wept and smiled and been suffused with love her my dearest friend. But I am filled up with joy that she left such a tremendous legacy in all of you. I miss her not just daily or hourly, but minute by minute. We are all blessed to have been loved by her. And through her I have love for all of you.

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  16. ernesto u villaluz :

    Our deepest condolences for the passing of Barbara.

    Sincerely,

    The Villaluz Family

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  17. margaret walker :

    I was so very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing.
    Though I didn’t know Barb for very long or very well I felt as though I did.
    I listened to stories of bits of her life from Tony and through him I learned to care for her.
    I enjoyed Barb and Bob’s hospitality in Calgary and thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Allonby Cumbria.

    My thoughts are with you all.

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  18. Jim & Diana Dolmer :

    Bob, Ashley, Ryan, Al, and Eric

    We watched the video stream of the service held for Barb last night. It was a very touching and might I add accurate portrayal of a lovely human being. Our thoughts are with all of you at this trying time. You all should be commended for your beautiful heartfelt thoughts of wife, friend, mother, and sister.
    Sincerely,
    JIM & DIANA Dolmer
    Amy and Josh Arsenio
    Kate and Ryan Richardson
    and little Hank and Joey Arsenio

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  19. Bob, Ryan, Ashleigh, Glenn, Al and Eric:

    What a beautiful service and tribute to a beautiful person.
    I treasure the time spent with Barb on occasions over the past few years in St. Kitts, Mexico and here in Ontario. Special memories will never be forgotten.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Lynda Burnett (Dolmer)

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  20. Barb had such a gentle, beautiful smile, laughing and giving. I saw her daily even though she was on the 11th and I worked on the 9th floor. She will always be in my heart. So sorry for your loss.

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  21. Hard to believe it is almost 1 year since you died, my sister. I think of you every day and feel you are with me always. We love you and we miss you Barb…Eric and William

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  22. R. Allan Dolmer :

    Our darling sister Barb, you’re are the best of the best !! A year ago today you got a speeding ticket to Heaven, getting there so fast. It’s ok though God paid for it. Now you’re helping him do his good work.
    We miss and love you so much.—- Al, Carm, Trish Allan & Carmella. Daniel’s with you already.

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