February 25, 1943 - March 11, 2023
Barbara passed away peacefully in Sechelt Hospital with her children holding her. Predeceased by her husband, Ronald (2008). Barbara is survived by her children, Geoffrey and Alexis and her siblings Hugh Kellas (wife Sandra Morris) and Elizabeth Hawkins.
Growing up a third generation Vancouverite, Barbara had a warm connection to the coast and particularly the North Shore. A Fine Arts student at UBC, Barbara moved on to a career at the CBC where she met Ron. Married in 1971, they settled in West Vancouver in 1975 where Barbara focused on raising her children and building their home together. Many vacations were enjoyed at the Harrington family cabin on the Sunshine Coast. Have a special bond with the area, Barb and Ron retired to Sechelt in 2006.
Barb was curious about the world and a voracious reader. Her conversation was animated on what she was learning about most recently, be it politics, discoveries in space, or history. She spent her life travelling the world exploring different cultures, and when home, she loved her garden, carefully tending her veggies from seed through to the dinner plate. She loved to be on, or near, the water. Barb is remembered as having a twinkle in her eye and it sparkled most when in the company of her kids.