Barbara Rosalind Legh
Barbara Rosalind Legh (Dipple) was born on June 25, 1938 in Winnipeg and grew up on the family farm in Sanford Manitoba as the youngest of 4 siblings.
While she was working at the Banff Springs Hotel, she met and fell in love with Frank. They were engaged ten days after their first date and were married in Ottawa where James and Richard were born. The family moved to Winnipeg in 1964 where Sandra was born. After many years in Winnipeg, where she worked at the Royal Bank, they moved to Burlington, then Calgary, and finally Regina. Barb also worked during those years as a bookkeeper and tax advisor. Retirement allowed the couple to move to Nanaimo and eventually all their children joined them on Vancouver Island. Barb loved to play the organ, sing, knit and do needlepoint (while watching Coronation Street since episode #1). Her children were her pride and joy and we do not think she minded at all when she was recognized for being the “mother of one or the other of them”.
She was pre-deceased by Frank in 2007 and tragically, her son Richard in 2009. She is survived by James and Sandra as well as her two grandchildren, Erica and Jennine. She maintained her independence to the end, living on her own with minimal assistance. Frank once wrote, Barb was “The lady who gave me strength, support and common sense.” She will live on in the memories of those who loved her.