1936 – 2020
It is with deep sorrow and love that we announce the passing of Barbara Mailey (née Pattle) in Kelowna, British Columbia on August 18, 2020 at the age of 83. Barbara passed peacefully in the morning surrounded by family and holding the hand of her beloved husband Richard Mailey.
Barbara will be deeply missed by her five children: David (Patricia), Beth (Ron), Carrie, John (Geno), and Paul (Adrienne); her daughter-in-law Laurie; her thirteen grandchildren: Jason, Jeremy, Richard, Peter, Krystina, Korey, Brandon, Kyle, Andrew, Matthew, Shauna, Kaleb and Lupita; her eight great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and her many nieces and nephews.
Barbara was born in Windsor, Ontario on November 5, 1936 to William and Ella Pattle. She was the much-doted-on youngest sibling of Basil, Robert and Corinne. Barb attended St. Mary’s Academy and prior to her graduation at the age of 17 met a young Irishman who would soon become her husband and best friend. Rick and Barb were married on May 17, 1957 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church in Windsor, Ontario and moved to Sarnia, Ontario where they raised their five children. Barb proudly returned to school to pursue her passion of nursing and graduated from the St. Clair School of Nursing in 1971. She had a great love of animals (Riley, Joe, Cavey), travel, and took pride in maintaining a beautiful and welcoming home for all the family to enjoy. Barb spent many years at her second home in Carefree, Arizona where she and Rick made many friends. She flourished at being a grandmother and spent a great deal of time planning holidays for her grandchildren to enjoy. In 1999, Barb and Rick relocated to Kelowna, BC to join with family. They spent their golden years continuing to grow in love with each other more and more with every passing day.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), spca.bc.ca.
A Celebration of Life will be held to honour Barbara, due to the current pandemic restrictions it will be by invitation only. However, the family would like to invite all who would like to pay their respects to join by livestream on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 1:00 PM.
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THIS SERVICE WILL BE LIVE STREAMED/BROADCAST ON SAT, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020, AT 1:00 PM.