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Born: Aug 21, 1946

Date of Passing: Nov 20, 2021

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August 21, 1946 - November 20, 2021

At her residence in Comox, British Columbia, after a lengthy illness, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend died, at 75 years old. Her children, Carolyn and Richard and grandson Luc were beside her.
She was predeceased by her husband Jack (John) Kostyk in March of 2019. She said her goodbyes to everyone in her immediate family and left us to join our father, who she had sorely missed.
She was born in Hawk Junction, Ontario, but lived the majority of her life in northern Manitoba in the communities of Lynn Lake, The Pas/Clearwater Lake and Thompson, before retiring with Jack to Comox in 2007.
She leaves to celebrate her life and legacy her children, Carolyn Halcrow (Ian) in Comox, BC and Richard Kostyk (Monique) in The Pas, MB. Barbara was a cherished and proud grandmother to Aiden Halcrow of Thompson and to Luc and Michelle Kostyk of The Pas, MB; Barbara also leaves her sister Linda Dubé (Bernie) of Courtenay, BC; nephew Wade Dubé of Winnipeg; niece Colleen Weinstein (Paul) of Seattle, Washington; brother Jack Stephens (Karen) of Wellington, ON; nephews, Shawn Stephens (Tiffany) of Niverville, MB and Chris Stephens of Kelowna, BC; sisters-in-law, Elaine Fogh (Albert) of Edmonton, AB and Carol Heape of The Pas, MB; nieces, Liana Steiner (Mike) of Edmonton, AB and Kim Hoffman (Cy) of Calgary, AB; nephews, Stuart Fogh of Valemount, BC and Kelly Heape (Anisa) of The Pas, MB; brothers-in-law, Larry Kostyk of The Pas and Ken Kostyk (Karen) of The Pas, MB; nieces, Samantha, and Tiffany Kostyk of The Pas, MB.
Our family acknowledges and is grateful for the genuine support, care and professionalism she received from Drs. R. Potter-Cogan and Nikova and their clinic staff, her oncologist Dr. Brooks and the CancerCare nursing staff at the North Island Hospital where she received her treatments.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at the Comox United Church on November 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a summer 2022 celebration of her life at Clearwater Lake, MB.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Comox Valley Funeral Home
Courtenay, BC, 250-334-070

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • ‘Twas a very sad day when we learned of Barb’s passing. Barb and Jack were both great friends of ours for many years….. all the way back to The Pas for Bob where Barb was a neighbour and Jack was a hunting buddy. Once Barb and Jack became “Comoxians”, the four of us got to spend more time together in Tsawwassen and Comox. Our friendship will never be forgotten, and no doubt, Lois and I will meet up with Barb and Jack again one day. Love Bob & Lois Munroe - Posted by: Bob and Lois Munroe (Friends) on: Nov 28, 2021

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