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Barbara Joy Eddy

August 7, 1931 - October 13, 2020

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EDDY, Barbara of Penticton, BC, peacefully left this world on October 13, 2020. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Fay, Colleen, Erin and Sarenah, as well as 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her brother Terry. She was predeceased by husband Norval Giles (1962), son Patrick (2006), former 2nd husband Lloyd Hutchinson (2009), and her brother Bill (September 11, 2020).

Barbara was born in Prince Albert, SK and moved to the West Coast at 18 years of age. She married and raised her family in Victoria, working for both the federal and provincial governments, before retiring to the Okanagan.

Mom loved music and she loved to play the piano, at which the family gathered around for many a sing-along. Once retired she joined the Sweet Adelines and the Penticton Tune-agers. She sang barbershop quartet and had a ball. She was active in several organizations until ill health slowly made its appearance.

We would like to thank her doctor, Mark Lawrie, for his compassionate and (often) humorous care over the years she spent in Okanagan Falls and Penticton. Also, thank you to the palliative care nurses and nurse practitioner who were involved in her care at the end. We are forever grateful. Mom did not wish for a funeral. Please celebrate life with your loved ones and if you so desire – donate to the charity of your choice.

Cremation has occurred and she will be buried alongside Norval at a later date.

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From: Lisa Zaza

I remember Barbara as one of my first role models for a strong and independent lady. Always very well put together, she was beautiful, intelligent and very active.  As a teen, I remember thinking “I can’t believe I’m doing aerobics with Erin’s mom!”  Soon thereafter I shared my story with my own mother, and Lo and Behold, she actually followed suit!  Barbara was a trend setter!  
I have many happy memories of spending time in her home and eating her toast and jam!  Barbara very patiently taught Erin and I to knit, deftly reworking our projects as she watched TV in the Rec Room.  I still have the book of poetry she gave me upon graduation.  I will treasure it along with happy thoughts of a fine lady.
My condolences to all of her family on her loss.

Lisa Zaza

From: Dave Eddy

I do wish I had gotten to spend more time with my Aunt. As I do with all of my Canadian family..  She was a very sweet lady, and I’ve only got happy memories with her..  Rest in Peace.  Love Dave.

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