It is with great sadness and great love that the family of Barb announce her passing at the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the longest day of the year. Barb has left the building for her Eternal Home. She was born December 21, 1937, the shortest day of the year, in Tweed, Ontario to parents Patricia (Murphy) and Ernest LeSage.
Barbara will be missed and eternally loved by Walter, her devoted husband of 57 years. Barb struggled with Alzheimer’s for over 15 years. Walter’s love and devotion were evident to all in his care for Barbara. Barb also will be missed and cherished by her children: David (Billy-Jo), Christine, Lisa, Susan (Jim); granddaughters Amanda, Sarah, Chelsea, Alicia, Emily; her sisters Claire (late Tony) Abbamont, Patricia (late Phil) Cockburn, late Margaret (Don) Rashotte and her brothers Michael (Milagros) LeSage, Terry (Doreen) LeSage, Raymond LeSage, late Jim (Phyllis) LeSage and late Donald (Faye) LeSage and by many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
Predeceased by her parents and siblings Mary, Doreen, Bobby, Margaret, Jim and Donald. Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Barbara’s life will be held on Saturday July 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of the Allen Gray with concelebrants, Father Jim Corrigan and Father Leo Floyd. The family wishes to acknowledge the kindness and compassionate care given to Barbara by the staff of the Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre as well as the Edmonton Community Urgent Response Team (ECURT).
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society in Barb’s name or a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated. Barb was a sweet and humble woman of great Faith, who loved to read, laugh and listen. The warmth of her smile endeared her to many. She and Walter loved to dance. She is now dancing in heaven. And all the people say Amen!
The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5.