Barbara Ann Clarke of Sarnia passed away peacefully with family by her side at Bluewater Health in Sarnia on October 30, 2020, at the age of 77.
Barb loved her family and was dedicated mom, raising her family of Brenda Lee, Robin and Steven Clarke. Barb gave an incredible gift to her children as they grew by ending each day reminding her kids how much she loved them as she encouraged each to say their prayers; the legacy of her faith passed on through her children. Barb also was blessed with the arrival of two grandchildren, Jamie and Skyler, whom she loved.
Barb was the second oldest in a large family and was raised with her siblings Marian Venner, Linda (John) Campbell, Heather (Bob) Maass, Gary (Diane Meurkes), Desjardine, Nelson Desjardine, David (Ann Marie Hoffman) Desjardine, and Brenda (George) Couckuyt. Barb will be missed by her many extended family and friends and is predeceased by her parents Herman & Irene Desjardine, and her brother-in-law Murray Venner.
Barb loved her music, especially Elvis the king, who always had a song for Barb to sing along to. Bright smiles were available without fail to family and guests who came to visit, call, or stop in to enjoy a special treat, including her favourite, ice cream. Barb loved to look her best and enjoyed many memorable times getting her hair as she greeted the day, or for her many outings.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and doctors at Bluewater Health in Sarnia for their exceptional care during her time at the hospital. Donations are appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A service will take place on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 1pm, at the Parkhill Cemetery with Reverend Mark Isaac officiating. Due to covid-19 conditions, family are requested to use the RSVP tab on the web page for the required contact tracing.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel. Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com