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Born: Sep 17, 1952

Date of Passing: Apr 12, 2022

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September 17, 1952 - April 12, 2022

After a brief illness, Barbara Smith (Barb) has gone to her eternal reward.
Barb was predeceased by her father Johnston; her mother Jacqueline and her brothers, Jeffrey and Stephen.
Left to mourn her loss are her brothers, Johnston, Dan (Kirstin) and Peter (Simone); her nephews, Tristan Smith (Chantel), Justin Bagan (Donna), Joseph Smith, Erik Stokes-Smith, Luke Smith; her niece Jillian Bagan; her cousins, Jane Tunstead (Bill), Jackie de Gregoris (Dennis) and Karen Smith-Beverley (Nick) and extended family Kim Lawlor.
Barb worked for decades for the Province of Manitoba in the Land Titles office, where she was a valued and efficient employee, assisting with the modernization of land title records. She enjoyed travel throughout her life, whether travelling around Manitoba for work, or to international holiday destinations like Europe, Hawaii and South Korea.
In her retirement, Barb volunteered for the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project, enjoyed her monthly lunches with former work colleagues, and enjoyed spending time with family, especially her young nephews, at frequent family barbeques and holiday meals.
A Mass of the Resurrection will take place at 10:00 a.m. on April 26, 2022 at St. Vital Parish Church, 1629 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, with Father Mark A. Tarrant officiating. Interment will follow later in the spring.
The family gratefully declines flowers, but those who so wish are invited to donate to a charity of their choice in memory of Barbara.

May she rest in eternal peace.
475 Provencher Blvd.
In care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to Dan & Pete and family. She was so very proud of you both, and of her nephews. I first met Barb through Land Titles when she came out to the Portage office for records management, and after retirement we kept in touch. Barb was a good friend. I will miss our weekly phone conversations, her insight, and her wicked sense of humor. Ciao my friend. - Posted by: Candace Trost (friend) on: Apr 23, 2022

  • I was so saddened to hear about Barbara (Barbie as I called her) I have had the pleasure of knowing and doing her hair for 36 years. She was always a good friend to me and someone that always made me laugh with all her jokes. There wasn’t a visit that didn’t include a story about her brothers, Peter, Dan and their families. She loved you both so much, you were everything to her. Also the love of her bunnies. My condolences to you all. Till we meet again my friend. Amalia Albanito - Posted by: Amalia Albanito (Friend and hairstylist ) on: Apr 18, 2022

  • Before her retirement, Barb worked across the street from the Radisson Hotel in downtown Winnipeg and was an extremely dedicated peregrine spotter and fledgewatcher. She rescued more than a couple chicks grounded after their first flights and was always willing to help hunt for birds gone astray. She was devoted to all the peregrines but the Radisson falcons were particular favourites. Barb was passionate about the things that sparked her interest and the people in her life. The Project extends its condolences to her friends and family. - Posted by: Manitoba Peregrine Falcon Recovery Project (Organization) on: Apr 16, 2022

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