We Remember

Colbran, Barbara Ann (nee Gillett)

January 31, 1933 — May 7, 2018

Barbara was born January 31, 1933 in Vancouver, B.C. has passed away peacefully on the morning of May 7, 2018 at Kelowna General Hospital. Barbara was predeceased by the love of her life, husband Jim in 1994, twin sister Betty and sister Rozi, brothers Rupert (Marion) and Owen. She is survived by her son Mark (Sharon), daughter Trish, grandchildren Reid (Lissandre), Carly, Katelin (Zac) and Paul, great grandchild Dayton, special nephews Gregg (Kim) Marshall and Paul Marshall, and grandchildren Lauren and Mathew Marshall.

Barbara had a great 85 years full of friends and family. She enjoyed her working career in Vancouver, but really enjoyed travelling, reading and volunteering at the Kelowna Cancer Center.

The family would like to thank the entire medical staff at Kelowna General Hospital (5B) for their excellent care and compassion given to our mom over the past six weeks.

No service by request.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society in her name www.cancer.ca .

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  • Regina says:

    I was extremely saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing. Barbara was and is so very special to me. Always such a positive person when we chatted weekly. We met when she came into Melanie Lynn and we bonded instantly. We had so much fun doing the Fashion Show together. A great memory for me. She always said she had a glorious life and to remember to always enjoy every day and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Live for the moment and have fun. And those words stay with me daily. I am missing you so much. Love you always.
    Condolences to Mark, Sharon and Family
    Regina and Darryl

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