Barbara Lawler

Barbara Lawler

Tuesday, August 19th, 1924 - Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
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Peacefully on April 28, 2020, Barbara McMurtry Lawler (neé Aitken) passed away after a brief illness at Campbell House with son John by her side, and surrounded virtually by family.

Barb was predeceased by Bill, her beloved husband of 61 years. She leaves a lively menagerie of five children: Dave (Connie), Sue, Nancy, John (Heather) and Judy (Rod); eleven adored grandchildren: Ryan (Erin) and Marisol, Scott and Sydney, Brett, Jeffrey and Kelly, Madeline and Will, Melanie and Sean; and niece Jo.

Born in Galt (now Cambridge) in 1924, Barb met Bill ice skating one fateful evening while off-duty from their medical training at Toronto General Hospital. Wed in 1951, they raised us in sunny Sudbury. In 1989 Collingwood brought them closer to their many grandchildren.

Family meant everything to mom. She was the hub of our wheel – keeping in touch with everyone’s lives and sharing family news amongst us. Each birthday was highlighted with her signature renditions of everyone’s favorite song. Mom’s favorite time was soaking up sunshine, surrounded by family and close friends on the deck of her beloved Pte au Baril.

A celebration of life will be held at a time to be determined in the future.

We wish to thank the compassionate and caring staff of Raglan Village Retirement home, in particular Helene, Shane and Lynne. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Georgian Triangle - Campbell House would be gratefully accepted.
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Lynne Noakes

Posted at 10:37am
To Judy and the Lawler family,
We were all so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Barb was such a kindhearted, cheerful person, always with that warm smile. She and your Dad were the very best of neighbours. It was such a pleasure to have known them.
We send our heartfelt condolences.
Lynne, Jim, Daniel and Christopher Noakes


Posted at 05:11pm
To John, Heather and family: Our sympathy and condolences for your loss. May you only have joyful memories. Dallyce, Mac and Veronika Macas.

Bob Kilgour

Posted at 03:58pm
I will always remembered your Mum (and Dad ) with great fondness ... they were both very nice people - to everyone.
What great memories you must have, with many many from PAB. Please accept my sincerest sympathies to all the Lawlor family.
Bob Kilgour

Christine McKinty

Posted at 12:23pm
Will and I have fond memories of our mothers, Doreen McKinty and Pat Keaney, playing bridge and socializing with your mum. They shared a lot of good laughs and even better desserts! Pat Keaney, sends her condolences and recalls many fun times shared with both of your parents. She recalled Barbara’s kind and cheerful nature. Your dad Bill was also high on her list, as the doctor who helped put her back together following a serious car accident. Both of your parents leave great legacies!
Will and Christine McKinty

Toby Cavers

Posted at 07:23am
I always admired Barb’s grounded , no nonsense approach to life. What a wonderful warm person she was. She will be missed. Toby Cavers

Judy Hope Posted at 06:24pm

Thank you,Toby! - Judy

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