In Loving Memory of
Barbara Ann White (nee Batchelor)
1921 ~ 2011
Barbara was born in Wallaceburg, Ontario on June 30, 1921, daughter of William and Annie Batchelor. As a young woman, she pursued her education in art in Windsor and Toronto, Ontario. She worked as a draftsman on the Mosquito Project for de Havilland Aircraft Company at Malton Airport in Toronto. In 1942, Barbara came west. She worked as a draftsman for Boeing Aircraft at Sea Island, where she met her future husband, Ronald J. White. After the waqr ended in 1945, Ronald, Barbara, and an aunt motored east across the continent. They were married in Toronto on May 25, 1946 and resided in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec. They returned to Vancouver in 1947. Ron’s work with the Federal Government took them to Nelson, BC in 1949, where their three sons: Stephen, Eric, and Colin were born. In 1954 the family moved to Whitehorse, YT and returned to Vancouver to live in South Burnaby in 1957. In their retirement, Barbara and Ron moved to “The Village on the Green” in Nanaimo in 1991.
Barbara passed away on November 22, 2011 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital following a massive stroke. She is survived by her husband, Ron, their three sons and two grandchildren.
Barbara was an accomplished artist who worked in water colours, oils, wood carving, pottery, and copper enameling. All trough her long life, she shared her love for art by teaching and encouraging others. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 100 Chapel Street, Nanaimo, BC on December 6, 2011 at 2:00pm. Following the service, Barbara’s ashes will be interred in the Memorial Garden at the church. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Barbara’s memory to Loaves and Fishes would be welcomed.
First Memorial Funeral Services