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BARBARA DALE FISHER
Born: Apr 18, 1942
Date of Passing: Nov 13, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
BARBARA DALE FISHER
Barbara leaves behind her four children: sons, Stephen, daughters, Aimey and Erin; Scott, children, Luke, Jill and Callie; Kent, children, Alyssa and Drake; daughter Karen and son-in-law Vince; plus nine great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and her sister-in-law Ethel.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Claud and Hilda Fisher; sister Jean and brothers, Clifford and Norman.
Barbara was born April 18, 1942 in St. Lambert, QC. She enjoyed an idyllic childhood where she was doted on by her older siblings. She loved to tell stories about her family, how good they were to her and how lucky she was to have them.
Barbara met and fell in love with Keith Antle and were married in 1960. Unfortunately, after 37 years of marriage they divorced but she kept her vow to love him until the end. They had four children while still in Quebec and moved the family to Winnipeg in about 1971 where they settled in East Kildonan where they set deep roots in the community. Barbara was quick to make friends, many of which remain to this day.
Barbara went to work to provide 'the fun things' for the kids as they got older. She held positions with CIBC and TD Bank but really came into her own later in life when she became a recreation worker in Whitemouth, then Beausejour and finally Kin Place in Oakbank. She delighted in entertaining the residents by playing the oldies on her piano, telling stories and making french fries with them.
After retiring she suffered her first heart attack and has been fighting for 'just one more day' ever since. She had an uncanny knack for bouncing back. A year and a half ago she got the news that time was short. She moved to Tyndall, MB to live with her daughter and son-in-law.
She loved country life. Sitting in the sun, watching Karen putter in the yard, the cul-de-sac kids playing in the street. Golf cart rides with the grand dogs, visits from her many new Tyndall friends and most of all her grandchildren and weekend get-a-ways to her son Kent's. She soaked it all up.
She was not just our mother. She was our best friend, our strongest supporter. Our hearts are broken and we can't imagine life without her.
Thank you to Dr. Jeff Wiebe for always taking Karen's calls. Palliative Dr. Clark for the house calls, the Interlake-Eastern home care nurses and aides for everything they did for our Mom. We couldn't have kept her happy and at home without you.
Beausejour Hospital has our utmost respect and gratitude for the care provided during her final days. You laughed with her and cried with us. We appreciate everyone there. Dr. Hannah and Dr. Schmidt. So many nurses and health care aides. Scotty and Dave, thanks for being you.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Buntain Chapel at Calvary Temple 400 Hargrave St. in Winnipeg. Proof of vaccination required as per the family's request. A Livestream of the service will be available on Sobering Funeral Chapel website. Alternatively you can listen in your vehicles in the church parking lot by turning your radio to 98.1 FM.
SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL
& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 16, 2021
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Condolences to Barb’s entire family as you grieve her loss. She was a gifted woman who touched the lives of so many with her gentle caring manner. Her keyboard and song put smiles on people’s faces, encouraging sing-a-longs while touching the spirit of those not so able to express themselves as readily. We very recently connected on fb and enjoyed a telephone conversation catching up on each other’s lives. I am very grateful for that call and know that Barb was very grateful for care and being able to be with family at this time. She is now at peace; with no shortness of breath and singing again. Cherish your precious memories 💗 - Posted by: Gloria Grycki (Co-worker at Kin Place) on: Nov 20, 2021
It was so nice to meet Barb and appreciated her friendly manner and smiling face...wonderful to read her story and know she was very involved in people's lives. We will miss her. Our condolences to you, the family. May you know God's comfort as you experience this time of loss. Sincerely, Lynne Alexiuk - Posted by: Lynne Alexiuk (friend from Wednesday Bible study) on: Nov 20, 2021
I have been friends with Barbara for many years, when we were young and we square danced with Keith and Barbara, then we found we had mutual friend Donna and so we stayed connected over the years, she was a very kind, fun loving person and a pleasure to be around I am sure she will be missed by many - Posted by: joan vanstone (friend) on: Nov 16, 2021
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