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Barbara Ann (nee McWaters) North

NORTH, Barbara Ann (nee McWaters) - Barb's time to pass away was chosen by Barb and God together, after a courageous battle with Cancer, at the Stedman Community Hospice - Hankinson House on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 in her 71st year. Beloved wife of Garry. Loving mother of 5 children Jennifer (Shane) McGregor, Angela Leyland (Travis), Alison North, Melanie (Alexander Michaudon) North, and Stephen North. Devoted nana of her special grandchildren Jack, Sophia, Annalee, Darla, Tessa, and Emma. Barb is survived by her sister Shirley (the late Ron) Ammerman, of Port Dover. Barb will also be fondly remembered by step-brother Gord (Trish) Campbell, Brian (Jayne) North, Gail Newman, and many other family members and friends. Barb is predeceased by her parents Lila and Laurence "Hap" McWaters. Barb was born in Parry Sound, Ontario and moved with her parents to Barry and on to Brantford with the O.P.P. in the late 1950's. She attended Echo Place Public School, Brantford and Pauline Johnson Collegiate, and graduated from Hamilton Teachers College. Barb commenced her teaching career at Lansdowne Elementary School in Brantford, and retired from Branlyn School after teaching grade 8 for many years and thought that the sun rose and set on each and every student that she ever taught. Barb and her good friend Sandy Powell started an event planning business "Staging Celebrations" together. They did over 140 events and weddings. Throughout her teaching career, and her events and wedding planning career she always had time to give to her family, relatives and friends, no matter how busy she was. Barb always loved to entertain and travel. Barb was talented, energetic, active and entrepreneurial. Barb loved to listen and encouraged so many to reach their goals in life and had the ability to make everyone she knew feel important, confident, and gave them self esteem to face all of their personal challenges. Friends will be received at the BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE , 88 Brant Ave on Monday, February 12th, 2018 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Paris on Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Stedman Community Hospice - Hankinson House would be appreciated. Condolences, donations, and service details will be available at A tree will be planted in memory of Barb in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.13251409
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One of the great ones.
Posted by David Pyper (Former collegue) On Monday, February 12, 2018
So sad to know such a wonderful source of joy has passed on. Worked with Barb at Branlyn for neary five year. She was one of the best teachers I ever saw. The kids loved her. One of the great ones. Miss you already.
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Posted by Eddie and Bobbie Stenton (Friends) On Monday, February 12, 2018
Dear Gary and family, sorry for the loss of Barb she fought so hard to be with you all for so long.She is at peace now no more pain Rest Barb, your friends Eddie and Bobbie ?
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Posted by Bill & Susan Bell (Friends & Co-Worker Brantford Realty) On Monday, February 12, 2018
Our Deepest Sympathy, Garry and Family

So sorry to hear about the passing of Barb

Barb had such a positive attitude everyday

Barbs contagious smile would light up any room

With Sympathy
Posted by Terry Kossakowski & Craig Terryberry (Friends) On Saturday, February 10, 2018
Garry and Family,

Extending our deepest sympathies for your loss.

Our Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Deb and Tom Money (Family) On Saturday, February 10, 2018
So sorry to hear about the passing of Barb! Sending our condolences to you and your family.

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