Barbara Edwina Catherine Booth Wheaton was born December 12, 1934, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89 on January 24, 2024 with her family by her side in Greenfield Park, Quebec .
Matriarch, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and soon to be Great- Great Grandmother , best friend and community volunteer, Barbara will be missed by many.
Predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Wheaton and her parents Margaret Carter Booth and Edwin (Eddy) Booth she is survived by her brother Robert Booth of Brockville, Ontario, children Cheryl (John) of Osoyoos, BC, Steven of Longueuil, QC, Shelley of Calgary, AB, Sharon (Amy) of Champlain, New York and Robert of Montreal, QC and 7 grand children Thomas (Malinda), Meredith (Roberto), Lyndsay (Chris), Jennifer, Andrew (Kris), Barbara (Dan) and Peter, and 13 great grandchildren.
Barbara was a person who lived every day to the fullest and each day was made into an event, usually with her friends getting up to shenanigans. She loved her family and always looked forward to their visits from far and wide.
In 1951 Barbara joined the Royal Montreal Regiment CWAC and gained the rank of Corporal. She started her working career with Sun Life, and retired from the CIBC in 1993 with over 30 years of service. In her retirement years she became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and became Worthy Grand Matron of Vermont in 2002 to 2003 and a member of the Maple Leaf Chapter N0.2 of Stanbridge, East, Quebec. Was president of the United Church Women (UCW) in Lacolle, Quebec and kept active with her husband golfing and curling. She loved crafting especially with her grandchildren and great grand children decorating eggs and loved to knit and make mittens and scarves for everyone including Christmas stockings for the family.
The family would like to extend a special appreciation to the CLSC and the palliative care team of Dr. Tremblay, Dr. Chartier, Adrianne, Rachel and Linda. They went above and beyond and showed professionalism and compassion with each visit. Thank you to the staff at Chartwell Legend that made our Mother’s home there feel like home.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Sun Youth, 4251 St. Urbain, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1V6 firstname.lastname@example.org
A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on June 8,2024 at the Odeltown Church, 245 QC-221, Lacolle, QC J0J 1J0.