MYERS, Barbara Anne

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of our mother Barbara Anne Myers (nee Gibbs). Born April 20, 1939 in Oliver BC, Barb passed away August 2, 2011 in Nanaimo BC. She was the eldest daughter of six children (Robert, Martin, Richard, John and Kathi) born to William and Ethel Gibbs (nee: Scott). Predeceased by her husband of 45 years Malcolm Garth Myers. She will be greatly missed by her sons Graham and Stuart, daughter in law Sabrina, grandchildren Jonas, Raya and Matthew, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends.

Barbara graduated from St. Paul’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and began a long career in public health nursing working in Quesnel, Fruitvale, Trail, Nelson and Salmo.

Barbara was a long time resident of Salmo, BC but enjoyed her last few years in Chemainus BC caring for her husband Garth and being close to her children and grandchildren. She was known for her amazing gardens, which reflected her eclectic style with flowing ponds and a palette of beautiful colours.

Always the artist Barbara saw the beauty in everything around her, translating her love for color and flowers onto canvas.

Forever a self proclaimed ‘Okanagan girl’ a celebration of Barbs life is scheduled for August 28th, 2011, from 3pm to 6pm, in Summerland BC at the Summerland Ornamental Garden located at: The Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, 4200 Highway 97, Summerland, British Columbia

In Lieu of flowers donations in Barb’s name can be made to the Salmo Valley Youth and Community Centre and payable to:

“The Village of Salmo-Community Centre Fund

The Village of Salmo

P.O. Box 100, Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0


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