It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly loved Mother on August 6, 2018 at Allendale Long Term Care, Milton, Ontario at 83 years of age. Our Mom was born October 10, 1934 in Conventry, England, the youngest of 4 children to Charles and Jess Barlow. Mom and Dad (Gordon, predeceased) immigrated to Canada in 1955 and lived the majority of their life in Peterborough, Ont. where Mom focused her attention on raising us; Mark (Mary Claire), Jane, Kim (John) and Saea. In her later years she made her home in Milton, Ont. where she could be closer to family. Remembered fondly by her grandchildren, Simeon, Hannah, Liam, Mara, Colin and Tess.
Her love of art, literature, travel, gardening and the value of family and friends enriched our lives. Thank you for creating the framework that makes us who we are today. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
We would like to thank the staff at Allendale for all the compassion that they showed our mother during initial visits to the day program at Milton Place/Friends Landing and finally during her residence, CCAC staff and Dr. Mathews.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Mark Street United Church, Peterborough, Ont. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. A private family interment will occur at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to Mom's charity of choice, Operation Smile Canada www.operationsmile.ca/get-involved/memorial-giving/. We would also appreciate if you would sign the online guestbook sharing with us your wishes, poems, verses, memories or stories about our Mom at www.earlyfuneralhome.com (select Obituaries) or by contacting J. Scott Early Funeral Home at 905-878-2669. We are grateful you've been a part of her life and ours.