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Barbara Heather (Dack) R.N. Driver

DRIVER, Barbara Heather (Dack) R.N. - After a valiant battle with cancer, Barb passed away at home on October 5, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Barb was a nurse for 36 years and avid volunteer with Sherwood Park Manor Auxiliary, Genealogical Society and the Brockville Figure Skating Club. Deeply missed by her husband Lawrence (Larry), children Dale (Kate), Heather and Laurie (Bill) Purtell, grandchildren Jacob and Nathan Driver and Sarah Purtell (Tyler), step granddaughter Katelyn, great grandchildren Liam, Aidan and ZoŽ, and brother James (Jim) Dack. Predeceased by her parents Florence (Goldie) and Elmer Dack and by her grandson Aaron Purtell. In memory of Barb, donations can be made to Sherwood Park Manor Ladies Auxiliary or Ovarian Cancer Canada. Special thanks to Jane Mitton and all the 1st floor nurses at BGH. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion; Branch 484, 13 Quabbin Rd., Mallorytown from 2-4 pm. A private interment will take place at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences, donations, memories, and special thoughts of Barb may be shared online at
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A sad loss for all
Posted by Margot Jones-O'Brien (Friend - SPM) On Monday, October 16, 2017
Barb was a wonderful woman. I will always remember what an inspiration she was to all at Sherwood Park Manor - a tireless and dedicated Auxiliary member -- kindly and caring --she will be truly missed. Sincere sympathy to the family.
So sorry for your loss
Posted by susan fairfax (friend) On Monday, October 9, 2017
I knew Barb through Sherwood Park Auxiliary; she was the most caring, kind person to all the residents giving countless hours to the executive over many years. She will be greatly missed.
one of a kind
Posted by Linda Larkin (co volunteer SPM) On Monday, October 9, 2017
Barb was a tireless volunteer whatever the organization. Her selflessness was much appreciated as was her smile.She will be remembered and missed.
Volunteer extraordinary
Posted by Jane vanderbaaren (Friend of Sherwood park manor) On Saturday, October 7, 2017
Larry and family I am so sorry for your loss.

THere isn't a person or a resident of The Manor that won't be affected by Barb's passing. SHe knew every residents name and when my mother Amy Driver Johnston was there she always stopped in for a visit. Her crafts will be missed and I will cherish the ones I have.

I actually drove by your house this morning hoping to see the latest Barb Creation

at you front door.

Barb will be missed.??

Posted by Louise Abrams (Friend) On Saturday, October 7, 2017
My sincere sympathy to the Driver family for their loss. I had the privilege of working alongside of Barb passing out nourishments every 2 weeks to the residents of SPM ,Barb gave tirelessly to the residents there & will be greatly missed . She knew everyone there by name & always a smile, hug or a kiss. She was also part of our St. Vincent family of nurses working many years in Recovery Room.

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