Passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 11, 2018. Barbara was born in 1930 at Sensenbrenner Hospital in Kapuskasing. She was the fourth daughter of Adam and Margaret Forbes and is survived by her sister Betty Garven, and brother Bob Forbes. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Robert and sisters Helen and Margaret. She attended Diamond Jubilee Public School and Kapuskasing District High School. Barbara attended nursing school in Ottawa at the Ottawa Civic Hospital where she made lifelong friendships. Alumni events in Ottawa were something Barbara looked forward to and attended as long as she was able. After graduation, Barbara returned to Kapuskasing where she worked as a Registered Nurse at Sensenbrenner Hospital. There, she met and married a dashing young forester named Robert Armstrong. Barbara and Bob had three children; Catherine Petch (Brian), Joan Meleskie (Chris), and Ian Armstrong (Joanne). They were also blessed with five granddaughters; Christie, Anne, Michelle, Katie, and Margaret. Barbara loved the companionship of dogs and enjoyed time with many over the years. Throughout her life, Barbara was a hardworking, active person who gave generously to her family and her community. In particular, she gave hours to the kitchen at Collier United Church in Barrie and at a local food bank. Barbara loved to ski and tapped into her nursing skills volunteering as a member of the national ski patrol.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy 50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Thursday afternoon 2 – 4 and evening 7 – 9 o’clock.
A memorial service will be held in Mayfield United Church, 12496 Dixie Road, Caledon on Friday morning, May 18 at 11 o’clock.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society Peel, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga L5G 3N6 or Caledon Community Services, Royal Courtyards – Upper Level, 18 King Street East, Bolton L7E 1E8, or the Alzheimer Society, 60 Briarwood Avenue, Mississauga L5G 3N6 would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com