Barbara Isabel (Carter) McAllister
September 16, 1927 – November 17, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Barb McAllister announces her passing on November 17th while surrounded by family members at the Sturgeon Hospital in St. Albert, AB.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Valerie (Dale) Roy of St. Albert, and Phyllis (Gary) Cheetham of St. Albert and sons Beverly (Phyllis) McAllister of Sundre, AB and Robert (Anita) McAllister of Williams Lake B.C.
Barb also leaves a legacy of 10 wonderful Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren that lovingly referred to her as “The Nanny”.
She will also be greatly missed by her sister Betty George, Barb Wheaton, both of Sackville New Brunswick, David (Nancy) Wheaton of Halifax Nova Scotia as well as her nieces, nephews, and many friends across the Maritimes.
Barb was predeceased by her husband, Bayne McAllister, her daughter Lynn and her husband David Hoyt, companion Keith Wheaton and brothers Tom Carter, Carl Carter, Bradford Carter.
Barb was born and raised in Sackville, N.B., raising her own family in Campbellton and Sackville. She loved to volunteer at the Legion and Curling Club, and was usually first to arrive and last to leave any social function. One of Barb’s most endearing qualities was her ability to “tell it like it is”, including when it was time to get her another glass of wine! She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.
We are so thankful for the many Doctors and Nurses at the Sturgeon Hospital, who took great care of our Mom. A very special thank you goes to her family Doctors, Elizabeth Dixon and Ben Macedo. These two people are amazing.
In lieu of flowers or sympathy cards the family asks that you donate or volunteer to your favorite charity… and if you want to tip a glass of chardonnay in her memory, she will be sure to look down at you with a smile!