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Born: Nov 07, 1962

Date of Passing: Apr 23, 2023

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November 7, 1962 – April 23, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce Barbara’s peaceful passing on April 23, 2023, at Selkirk Hospital, Manitoba.

Barbara (Barbie) is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 29 years, Clarence; daughter Danielle; sons, Michael and Christopher; stepdaughter Melissa; soon to be son-in-law Brayden Dykun; her mother Evelyn; brother Bill Macklem (Kathy) and sister Sharon Read (Gary). She was predeceased by her father Percival Macklem and brother Murray Macklem. She also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Barb was born in Winnipeg, the chosen child of Evelyn and Percival Macklem. She worked for Pioneer Grain before starting her family. Barbara went to Varennes School in St. Vital and graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate.

She was a kind, loving soul who touched the hearts of all people she encountered. She loved all with no prejudice.

Barbara loved her children and they were the pride and joy of her life. She was a devoted, loving wife to Clarence whose love was endless.

Barbara loved her cats Bailey, Avery and Phat. She will be happily reunited with Boots, Cuddles, Sparles, Zena, Timmy and Cherry. Baily will need a new kneading partner.

Barbara loved travelling in their R.V., boating and fishing, a master angler holder who proudly claimed she could out fish Clarence two to one. She loved garage sales, and her collectables. She was known as the Garagesale Diva. She loved collecting Precious Moments Figurines, which her life was all about having precious moments.

Her daughter Danielle states, she was always the life of the party and often joined her daughter’s crazy shenanigans with her friends. She made everybody her friend no matter where she went.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, the family is kindly requesting donations to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 06, 2023

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