Passed away January 7 2021 at the age of 87 peacefully at home looking out at her beloved Lake Huron. Survived by daughters Wendy Houtby (Bruce), Tracy White, Melissa Alber (Leo) and Jocelyn Moberly (Scott). Grandchildren Sandra Houtby, Richard Houtby (Brean), Heather Beattie, Robert Beattie, Jessica Alber (Ben), Patrick Alber (Caresse), Barbara Alber, Samantha Moberly (Jose), Mary Moberly and 9 Great Grandchildren. Predeceased by Husband Robert (2010) and Daughter Pamela (2008).
Special thank you to Mom's Caregivers: LuAnn, Tracey and Julie. We are so appreciative to you for providing your love, care and support allowing Mom to fulfill her wish of staying in her home. You are all extended family members now.
Thank you to LHIN, VON, Bayshore Home Health and the palliative team. Thank you to Dr. Kim, Nurse Debbie, Maricel and Amy MacLean -NP. Barbara's career spanned many years with the LKDSB teaching at Errol Road, Bright’s Grove and London Road Elementary Schools. In 1988 she did a one year teaching exchange in Perth Australia.
She loved to travel. Barb and Bob travelled with friends to the Caribbean and Europe. They vacationed for many winters in Venice Florida. She was able to fulfill one of her “bucket list” items and kissed the Blarney Stone in Ireland. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Sarnia Humane Society, 131 Exmouth St., Sarnia, N7T 5W8 or St Josephs Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date once COVID permits. Arrangements entrusted to McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131.
Raise a glass in toast to Barb; “Here's to the next, We're sure of this!”
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