Our precious Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on April 30, 2022, after a long and happy life.
Barbara was born in Marwayne, Alberta, to parents Violet and Obert Gunderson.
Her siblings remember her as a loving and outgoing child- qualities that continued to be evident all her life.
Throughout her life she lived in Marwayne, Lloydminster, 100 Mile House, Kamloops, and Edmonton.
She married her friend and the love of her life, Norman. She frequently identified kindness as being the secret to their happy marriage.
She was an avid (Oilers) hockey fan and was very involved at Highlands Baptist Church. She loved her garden, driving her car, and spent her time with people as much as possible.
She will be loved forever by her children: Darrin Hotte (Erin), Ryan Hotte, and Allana Grauman (Ryan), and by her grandchildren Madi, Ruby, Liv, and Drew.
She will be sorely missed by her sister June Mix and her brother Dwight Gunderson, her sister-in-law Loretta Schacker (Darrel), her sister-in-law Margaret Hotte (Pat Craige), her stepbrothers Marvin Tully (Karen), and Les Tully (Sharon).
She will also be deeply missed by her children by choice: Lori Peters, Richelle Quincey, Debbie Higgs, Elham and Masoud Majlesi, as well as many other family members and friends.
In leaving this life, she now joins her desperately missed husband Norman Hotte, her parents Violet and Obert Gunderson, her brother-in-law Ron Mix, her sister-in-law Dolores Gunderson, her niece April Gustavsen, her nephew Jon Gustavsen, her nephew Layton Lake, her mother-in-law Maria Hotte, and a grandchild whom she was eager to meet.
Barbara has left a legacy of unconditional love with those who knew her- one could be completely transparent about what they thought, had done, and who they were- and know they would continue to be loved and accepted by her.
A service to honour her life will be held at Highlands Baptist Church on July 2, at 2pm.
We would love to fill the front of the church with garden flowers- if you have some growing in your yard, and are able to- please bring some in a mason jar to trade or take home again with you- thank you!!
Memorial donations may be made to Gull Lake Centre
Serenity Funeral Service -South
780 450 0101