Barbara Pelletier Tribute Fund
Barbara Pelletier, 95, of Lethbridge, Alberta, beloved wife of the late Charles Pelletier, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2009.
Barbara was born in Scotland to David and Christina Auchinleck. In 1946, Barbara traveled as a war bride with two small children on the Ocean Liner Aquatania, arrived in Canada to be re-united with her husband Charles to start a new life.
She worked for the Admiralty during the Second World War, working closely under Sir Winston Churchill. For many years Barbara was involved with the Ladies’ Auxiliary for the Atikokan Legion Branch. While in Atikokan, one of her daily highlights was to join her many friends for coffee. Mom was an optimist, seeing the bright side of everything. She had a great sense of humor and was sharp to the end. She was passionate about politics, crosswords, reading, dancing and was an awesome story teller.
In Lethbridge, Barbara the On Our Own group at the LSCO where she met new friends and always had great times. Barbara will be sadly missed by all, for her kind, loving, caring, helping and giving nature. Mom will be especially missed by her children.
Barbara is survived by daughters; Christine (Peter) Kane, Marguerite McCuaig, Elizabeth Pelletier, Evelyne (Jack) Olchowecki and Doris Pelletier, sons Edward (Lise) Pelletier, Johnny (Gloria) Pelletier and Hamish (Calla) Shea- Pelletier, grandchildren Andre, Sophie, Michelle, Anthony, John, Brian, Michael, Danny, Josiane, Suzanne, Pascal, Harrison, Charles, Linda, Manon, Natalie and Christina, and numerous great-grandchildren.
Besides her loving husband Charles, Barbara was predeceased by her parents, her brothers and sisters and one granddaughter, Stephanie.
A private family service will be held at a later date in Ontario. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, Lethbridge, or to the Atikokan General Hospital, Atikokan.
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