May 1, 1939 - December 31, 2015
Funeral Home Carp
Born May 1, 1939, daughter of Jack and Elizabeth Ballard (Lawlis). Passed away on December 31, 2015 at home in Renfrew. Pre-deceased by her parents and her brother John Ballard. Those who knew her, knows she fought a good fight. Barbara leaves behind 6 children, Lorraine (Ray) Mulligan, Mona, John, Wendy (Jake Litva), Andy and Shannon. She also leaves 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, as well as her sister Peggy Morris, brother David Vincent and many cousins. Mom loved life. She had a passion for music, ceramics, stained glass and native studies. Her professional work took her into the health care system by first volunteering at a hospital and in later years working with Paramed. She also ran her own business (The Mourning Dove) for many years. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to her friend Elma Shanks, for getting her out of the house, Bob McNair, who checked in on her and drove her to her appointments, her neighbor Linda who helped with chores and countless paramedics and service personnel who attended to her needs. A private family service was held at Tubman Funeral Homes, Carp. Donations to any local food bank in Barbara’s memory would be appreciated.