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Foster (nee Pommersheim), Barbara Mary

Following a brief illness, Barbara Foster of Calgary passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2004 at the age of 89 years.

Barbara was born on April 6, 1915 in Romania and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1923. She grew up in Castor, AB and then lived with her husband Art and son Ron in Vancouver, BC. During this time, she was active in the PTA and helped establish the first school lunchrooms in Vancouver. Barbara also volunteered at the local Children’s Hospital and was an avid Curler. Following the death of her husband, Barbara worked for twenty-three years as a Doctor’s Receptionist. She retired to Calgary in 1983 to be close to her immediate family. Barbara was an active member and supporter of Riverview U.C.W. Unit 4, McDougall United Church, and Fish Creek Seniors.

Barbara was much loved and is survived by her great-granddaughters, Erika and Lauren Wilcox of Oakville, ON; granddaughters, Sarah Foster of Nanaimo, BC and Susan Wilcox (Todd) of Oakville, ON and their mother, Isabel Foster of Calgary; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Foster of Calgary; sister, Lena Becker of Calgary; and many special nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Art; her son Ron in 2000; and her sister Elizabeth Hepp.

At Barbara’s request, no Memorial Service will be held. To forward condolences go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966 or directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, From the family, special thanks go out to the staff and residents of the Holy Cross Long Term Care Centre for the ongoing care and companionship provided to Barbara. As well, our appreciation is offered to the staff of Unit 74, Rockyview General Hospital for their support.

In living memory of Barbara Foster, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.

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