Barb was born in Montreal, Quebec. She is predeceased by her parents Harvey and Bea Coulter and in-laws Wally and Bea Knott.
She is survived by her husband Gordy, son Randy (Shelley), daughter Shannon (Scott) and their children Anna and Jett, brother Tom (Maureen) Coulter and sister Brenda (Bill) Smith and their extended families, half-brother Gary (Debbie) Chartier and half-sister Nancy (Bruce) Uptigrove, brother-in-law Ted (Sharon) Knott and brother-in-law Doug (Gerrie) Knott and their extended families.
Barb will be forever remembered by her love of family and friends. She loved dinners and get-togethers with family and friends. Never was there a day when Barb said “NO” to a new adventure. Whether it was traveling with her husband Gordy or gathering with friends. Barb’s passion for volunteering in our community was evident. Just to name a few: The United Church – treasurer, Great Lake Walk, Lake Days, B.C. Cancer Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cowichan Lake Skating Club and Cowichan Lake Minor Hockey Association was so much a part of her life.
Barb worked at the Cowichan Lake Sports Arena for 25 plus years. She was lucky in life to find the job she loved working at. Never did she miss a sporting event that Hound or Shan were in. She also curled and skated on the local Precision Team. The arena was an important part of her life and on her last day on the job they surprised her by letting her take the Zamboni out for a spin around the ice. A memory she always treasured.
When her granddaughter Anna was born, July 28, 2010, her life changed for the better. Then Anna’s birth was followed by grandson Jett being born on May 3, 2012. Celebrating 45 years together with her “ROCK”, Gordy, was something she was so proud of.
The family would like to thank all their family and friends for their love and support during Barb’s illness and especially would like to thank Dr. Pewarchuk, Dr. Kerswell and the great caring staff at the Cowichan District Hospital.
A Celebration of Barb’s life will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall, 309 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, B.C. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Society.