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Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2003

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BARBARA MARY BURNS (nee COPELAND) Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, loyal friend Barbara Burns died on Thursday, April 17, 2003. She is remembered with love by her husband Jim, sons, Jamie and Alan; daughter Martha; son-in-law Paul; daughters-in-law, Terry and Monica; grandchildren, Heather, Robbie, Donald, Maggie, Hannah and Jack; brother Clare Copeland; his wife Barbara; and their children, Wendy, Gary and Dale. Barbara was born and lived in Winnipeg. She attended Ruperts Land School and the University of Manitoba where she graduated with a Bachelor of Home Economics. She received her Masters degree in Dietary Science from the University of Minnesota, then worked as a dietician at Deer Lodge Hospital before raising her family. She was a fiercely conscientious mother, showing her children by example that being thoughtful, curious and a good listener were the most important qualities to live by. Not only her children benefited from her skills and style. She was well known for putting everyone at ease at Great-West Life and Conference Board meetings she attended with Jim in Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Orient. At home, she gave wonderful lively dinner parties for their friends and family. Her talent for paying attention was appreciated by everyone, particularly her grandchildren. She doted on them and they adored her. Barbara was deeply attached to her city and was a proud supporter of the Health Sciences Foundation, the United Way, the Humane Society and Winnipegs cultural community. The Burns family would like to thank the ICU team at Grace Hospital and Dr. Smart. There will be service for family only on April 29 at St. Georges Church. Donations in Barbara Burns memory may be sent to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0B9. THOMSON Funeral Chapels-669 Broadway-783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 22, 2003

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