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Soucie, Barbara

May 29, 1938 — January 4, 2013

Barbara journeyed home peacefully on January 4 after a short battle with lung cancer. She is survived by husband Al Soucie; and three children, Holly McNeil-Hay (Jeff Hay), Roland (Tracy Anderson) and Daniel (Becky). Also by seven beloved grandchildren: Shani Wendell, Tyson and Curtis McNeil-Hay; Shaelyn, Brooklyn, Jayme, and Devin Soucie; and two great-granddaughters. Barbara is also survived by her best friend, sister Gloria Hecimovic; and many other friends and family in Stewart and Terrace.

She was predeceased by two other dear sisters, Shirley and Beverley; and her parents Vera and Allan Lawrence.

Barbara was born in Vancouver but moved to the small northern mining community of Stewart, BC, at the age of 8. She stayed for a lifetime. A quintessential generous, hardworking, energetic northerner, she raised her children there and then took an enthusiastic hand in the raising of her Stewart grandchildren. She was office manager for the family’s heavy construction and deep sea port companies until a couple of months before her death.

In her spare time, she loved to walk the dog, play badminton, travel to Vegas, and take part in community events. She will be remembered as someone who never sat still; if she wasn’t at her desk, she might have been picking berries, baking buns, playing ball, shovelling snow, or telling her grandkids to ‘dry up.’ She will be sorely missed and remembered forever.

Memorial donations in her name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

A celebration of Barb’s life will be held in Stewart later this year.


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  • Judy Morrison says:

    My heartfelt prayers go to the family at this very difficult time. Barb will be missed by the community of Stewart.

  • debbie and lennie Thomsen says:

    oh dear, we are very saddened to read this, and want to share our deepest condolences to all the Soucies, from us… Barb is in heaven now, and in no pain… hugs to all of you… with regards Debbie and lennie

  • Shelagh Searle says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Barb played a huge part in your lives and will leave a hole never to be filled, but she loved her family with everything she was. I’ll miss her smile and her kindness.

  • Rob McLeod says:

    Dear Al, Holly, Dan, Rollie and the rest of the Soucie family,

    On behalf of the McLeod family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Barb. She was a wonderful woman and true northerner, and lots of memories of her smiling face in the King Eddy and about town over the years.

    Hope that you are all coping as well as can be expected; our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    We’re sure that Ian and a thousand other friends from the north are welcoming her on the other side!

    Your friends,

    Vivian, Ian and Nancy McLeod and families

  • debbie says:

    sorry for your loss debbie and terry rodway

  • Ruby & Steve Howe says:

    We met Barb around 6 years ago and could tell right from the beginning that she was a devoted woman… to her family, friends and community. You will be forever missed… Our deepest sympathy to her family to to all who knew her.
    Ruby & Steve

  • Chrystal McKay says:

    To the Soucie family, thinking of you at this time. I remember Mrs. Soucie as being a beautiful woman. My condolences to you.

    Chrystal McKay


    You’ve lost someone who was a special part of your family. May you all find comfort in each other and in all the deep concern that comes to you.

  • Peter Weeber says:

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of a great lady from a great Canadian family. I only had the pleasure of spending a little time with Barbra but I got a great sense of what incredible matriarch she was and I see many of her qualities in your family. While I know you will miss her terribly, you must feel so blessed to have had such an incredible mother. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you all during this difficult time.

  • Janine Calder & David Molloy says:

    Barb was an essential sparkplug of Stewart and a wonder friend to all. We share the grief of her family and community and extend our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you. David, Janine & the Geofine Staff

  • Netonia Chatelaine says:

    Our heart goes out to all the Soucies at this time of their horrific lose. I can bet you Joe Winkler met her with a badminton racket eager to play a game.

  • Maureen Tarrant says:

    I will always Barb as a devoted mother & Grandmother. Her family was everything to her and I know you will miss her greatly. She was a true Stewartite and will be missed by the whole community.
    Scott & Maureen

  • Teri Gartrell says:

    To Al, Holly, Danny, Roland and the rest of the family…..

    On behalf of the “Gartrell’s”, we are sending our sincerest condolences on the recent passing of Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this emotional time and always. She will be truly missed. Thank you Barb for being an awesome grandmother to Shae and Brook. They will always have many wonderful memories to share….

  • Ron and Sue Armstrong says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss.Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    Much Love
    The Armstrongs

  • Martin Bokesch says:

    The little town of Stewart has lost one of it’s True Influential Spirits. I, as I am sure many others, will miss being able to say Hello and see that smile, and also try to “appear, not quilty” even after growing up, as Barb always knew what us kids were up to! My thoughts are with Al, and the Family.

  • Carmen & Kim Lossing says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this most difficult time. Barb was the pillar of your family and will continue to watch over you all from above!
    Sending you all lots of love and hugs
    Kim, Carmen, Morgan & Dalon

  • Alice Hutchings says:

    Barbara will be missed very much. The Hutchings sent their condolences to the Soucie family.

  • Jennifer Klepser says:

    My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to Barbara’s family and loved ones.

  • Gordon McKnight says:

    My sincerest condolances on the passing of Barbara. I remember Barb as always being very welcoming when I visited Stewart to discus business with Al, Dan and Roland. I know she will be missed by her family and friends and the whole town of Stewart.

  • Nancy Yuan says:

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Barbara and Soucie family. I remember Barb’s sweet voice through the phone, she showed her great efforts to support our business with Stewart Terminal. Barbara will be missed very much.

  • Galina Durant says:

    Grandmothers often hold a special place in our hearts. Someone told that Grandmothers sprinkle stardust over children’s lives. Shaelyn, Jayme, Brooklyn,and Devin you are so lucky to have Barbara as you grandmother, your beloved Nana. She certainly sprinkled all of you with many stars. And each of these stars will be in your hearts forever. These stars will twinkle at you when you will smile, and will light up your shady days. My deepest condolences to you and all your family.

  • Auger Family says:

    We all send our sympathy and prayers for your loss. Thank you Barb always for your kind words.

  • Ralf Spotter says:

    My deepest condolences to Al, Roland and Dan , on the passing of Barbara. I know she will be greatly missed by all.

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