On Monday, May 28, 2012, Barbara Affleck passed away peacefully in her home, the home that she lived in and raised her kids in, for nearly 40 years. To say that Barb was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend is an understatement for such an amazing, generous, selfless, strong woman. She was a mother to so many, and cared for everyone who crossed her threshold. Many of the neighbourhood kids called her and husband Allan "mom and dad", as they both took on the roll of carer, nurturer and advisor, for anyone in need, and did it so well. She was a fabulous role model, and will fondly be remembered by many for her happy spirit, patience, and love, not to mention her cinnamon buns!
The world has lost a bit of its spark and all that is good in the passing of Barbara. To fill the void, we need to follow her lead and be that little bit better to take up the slack.
In lieu of flowers, Barbara requested that donations be made to the Cancer Society.