COLE, Barbara Elizabeth

Hi Everyone!
I’ve decided to take a trip! As you’re all well aware of how much I love my adventures, and this one is no exception. I spent my entire life preparing for this one, which should come as no surprise because it seems like every vacation I’ve taken took forever for me to prepare for. Hahaha, I’m being facetious. Where am I going? I’m so glad you asked. I’m going to heaven, in fact, I already have my wings. God blessed me with three wonderful days to visit with loved ones before I left on my journey. I was overwhelmed with the love that everyone gave to me. I left on February 2, just as the sun was about to set. It was such a peaceful departure. I was surrounded by my family, and would you believe they played music, prayed, and sang for me? I cannot believe how much my little family has grown. Who would have thought when Mel and I met in Penticton all those years ago, we would go on to have not only three wonderful children, Shayne (Shauna), Shelley (Paul) (former husband, Mike), and Clint (Julia), but so many grandkids as well! Nicholas, Layne, Eve, Porter, Sylvie, Owen, Eden, Parker and Avery were all such wonderful blessings!

I grew up with three brothers, Blair (Betty), Ken (Lani) and Kevin (Val) whom I loved deeply. I was heartbroken when my Dad Henry; Mom Harriet and little brother Kevin went on their journey to Heaven before me, but now I am so excited to see them!

I had a wonderful life full of joy and love. What else could I ask for? Be happy and share all the love I had for you with all your friends and family. That would be a great way to celebrate my life. Take care everyone and I do love you with all my heart.

There will be a viewing on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Home-Southside, 5311 91 Street NW, Edmonton.

Barb’s life will be celebrated at a private memorial gathering on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 10:00 am.
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Barb will be laid to rest at 1:30pm at the Telfordville cemetery. All are welcome.
49563 Range Rd 21
Leduc County, AB T0C 2T0

Lunch to follow at the Seidel farm.

Serenity Funeral Service – South Edmonton, (780)450-0101

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Jackie Haggarty

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So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. My deepest sympathies to Clint, Mel and your whole family. She was always very kind to me and the few times I would be able to touch base she made me feel special and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Jackie

Bud McCarthy

Mel, Shayne , Shelly and Clint. My deepest condolences to all of you. Barb was such a sweetheart and I truly loved to be in her company ! She made me laugh so many times and everytime we met it was with big hug, smile and a laugh
I am sorry I did not know of this sooner as I would have been honoured to pay my respects to a wonderful lady. Take care of yourselves as I know Barb would have wanted nothing less than that..ever the moma bear! Rest in peace Barb, until we meet again! Bud

Donna & Roger Nelson

Dear Mel and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Barb was full of life and laughter and she spread her love and hugs wherever she went. I feel so lucky to have had her as my cousin. I cherish the memories we shared, starting from our childhoods in Edmonton to walks and talks in Victoria, BC, and more recently in Arizona.
Donna & Roger

Mandy & Steve Cullen

So very sorry for your loss, thinking of Mel and the family at this very sad and difficult time. Barbara was a lovely lady, a great neighbor who was always ready with a big smile, wave and a hello. Rest in peace Barbara xx
Mandy and Steve.

Trudy (Wally) Hartlieb

Dear Mel and Family.
My sincere condolences on the passing of your wife.It is never easy to part with a loved one,but you have wonderful memories to cherish.
Please feel free to drop by when you’re on the South Side.

Donna, Paul, Lee & Avery Burgess

Thinking of you all. Barb’s beautiful smile, friendly nature and infectious spirit are endearing qualities that come to mind. Loved how she could light up an arena with her cheering . She may have spread her wings but….

When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure…
When you lose some one you love, you gain an angel you know…
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near and

Shirley Turcotte

Deep Condolences to family and community as Barb walks on in the light of all of our love.. I loved our walks in the Arizona desert and the shine and generosity Barb spread on all those who knew her.. I know the spirit of Barb’s courage and love will continue to carry us through these difficult times..Especially for our dear Mel…Hugs on the wind to you Mel❤️

Marina and Don Woollard

We had the pleasure of meeting Barb and Mel in Melaque, Mexico and truly enjoyed their company. We extend our sincerest sympathies to Mel and the Cole family at this difficult time.
Don and Marina

Marion Gorczyca

Although I haven’t seen Barb very often over the last few years I will definitely miss her and her electrifying personality. Great memories of when she came to Calgary or the farm for a week or so during summer vacation. My prayers will be with you as you say goodbye

Gerry & Joan Stadnyk

Our deepest condolences to you Mel, and your family
Barb will be sadly missed by all, it is journey we are all going to make someday.
Enjoy today as we do not know how many tomorrows we have.
Gerry& Joan

Karen & Bob Dix

So sorry to hear the news from Faye Lynn. Prayers for the family and Mel. God bless! We are thankful to have met this sweet lady, help her with a bake in bag turkey and five years ago buying the AZ baby house.
Sweet adventures in heaven Barb❤

Gary & Dianne Malanchen

Our condolences & prayers to the Cole Family.
Barb was full of fun and loved to visit.
She always had a hug and smile for all her family and friends. I will cherish the good times with Barb.
Gary & Dianne

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