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PEDDLESDEN, Barbara Olive

November 20, 1918 – February 15, 2015

Barbara Peddlesden, daughter of homesteaders, Augustus and Olive Peddlesden was born and brought up in the Hillhurst district of Calgary, attending Hillhurst and Crescent Heights High School before going on to the University of Alberta where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics and then on to the University of Toronto.

Barbara was President and Life Member of the University Women’s Club of Calgary, past President (3 times) and Life Member of the Calgary Community Painters’ Society, Member of the Calgary Artists’ Society and Honorary Member of the Alberta Society of Artists.

Her interest was in the world of art and she presented an annual scholarship at Alberta College of Art and Design (Homesteader’s Legacy), while also supporting many of Calgary’s theatre groups.

Barbara is survived by nieces: Diane (Doug) Draffin, Valerie (Larry) Arsenault, nephews: William (Jennifer) Peddlesden, great nieces: Ada Peddlesden, Carolyn (Jason) Draffin, great-nephews: Michael (Elizabeth) Arsenault, Stephen Arsenault, Maxwell (Shannon) Peddlesden, Colin Draffin, great-great-nieces and nephews: Rhys Peddlesden, Charles Peddlesden, Orson Peddlesden, Allyson Draffin, Aidan Draffin, Addison Peddlesden, and Chase Brackley.

Barbara also valued her many friends who are too numerous to mention however a special thank you to Wilma Janke, Ernestina Velasquez, Richard Cordner and to her true friends, Rena Elves and Jim Groeneveld, as well as caregivers, Brenda Harll and Catherine Cartmill.

“The day thou gavest Lord is ended; the darkness falls at thy behest; to thee our morning hymns ascended, thy praise shall sanctify our rest.”

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Burnsland Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Barbara Peddlesden, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Janis & Garry Kelman :

    Garry and I lived next door to Barbara for 28 years on 40th Avenue. Unfortunately, it came to an end June 2013. However, we had many lovely years down by the river. Barbara and I always made sure we had a glass of wine on the patio of one of the warm sunny afternoons, discussing and solving the problems of the world. Barbara’s flowers were always beautiful.

    Kindest Regards

    Janis Kelman

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  2. Brenda Harll :

    Barbara will be sadly missed. She had a strong will and lived life on her terms; with grace, dignity and determination. She taught me many lessons for which I am eternally grateful and will be ever remembered with fondness.
    Rest in Peace Barbara, sleep well my friend.
    Brenda & Ranger (furry friend of Taffy, Barbara’s dog)

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  3. Diane Magnusson :

    To the Peddlesden Family,
    I had the privilege of Barbara’s friendship for at least 30 years. My sister, Renee Leblanc, and I had seasons tickets, with Barbara, to the Saturday Theatre Calgary performances for years. It was an outing we all looked forward to and enjoyed immensely. Barbara was an elegant lady who was interested in everything. She had a wonderful sense of humour and was a delight at any occasion. I wish the family a healthy and spiritual recovery from their loss.
    Diane Magnusson

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