Sadly, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Barbara Leighton (nee Henderson) at the age of 91 years.
She is survived by a son Barry and daughter-in-law Jeannie Leighton; a daughter Jeanette and son-in-law Bob Herringshaw; four grandchildren, Bradley (Martha) Leighton, Carey Leighton (Graham McMahon), Wayne Craig, Genene (Doug) Mayes; and six great-grandchildren, Cody and Alexander Leighton, Shelbey and Taryn Craig, and Wesley and Jessolyn Mayes, all of Calgary. She is also survived by her brother Leonard (Kay) Henderson, and sister-in-law Dorothy (Russell) McAvoy.
Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband of sixty-one years Neil in 1996; her parents; sister Fern; son-in-law Leslie Craig; and grand-daughter-in-law Dawn Craig. Barbara, a native Calgarian, was born on July 26, 1913 to the late Stanley and Nancy Henderson. She lived a wonderful, full life and her greatest passion was her family.
Our family would like to thank the very special staff of 2 West, Fanning Centre for the wonderful care and compassion they gave our Mom and the hugs they had for us.
A private Family Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, December 6, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Health Trust – Carewest: Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, 10101 Southport Road SW, Calgary, AB T2W 3N2 Telephone: (403) 943 – 0615, www.calgaryhealthtrust.org. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Barbara Leighton, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences