Barbara Anne (Fraser) Orr

Born: Thu., Mar. 5, 1936
Died: Tue., Apr. 21, 2020


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In Loving Memory of
Barbara Anne Orr (nee. Fraser)
March 5, 1936 - April 21, 2020

Passed away peacefully at the Mindemoya Hospital with her husband at her side, on Tuesday at the age of 84.

Beloved wife of 62 years of Bill Orr.

Loving mother of Janice (Mark), Billy (Anita),
David (predeceased) and Don (Adeline).

Cherished grandmother of Holley, Amanda,Karly, Riley and Haley.
Predeceased by her parents
Rolo Fraser and Elizabeth Fraser (nee. Barr).

Will be missed by her siblings Ruth (predeceased),
Don (predeceased) and Carolyn.

Barb will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Barb was born on the Wilson farm in Spring Bay.
She taught grades one through eight in a one-room schoolhouse in Poplar in 1955 when she was only 19 years old. Barb was always a very generous and caring teacher. She also taught in Capreol.

She later moved to Hornepayne where she met the love of her life Bill. They were married in July of 1957. When she moved back to Manitoulin she became very involved in the history of Central Manitoulin. She served in the Historical Society where she was instrumental in telling the stories of some of the old buildings. She also taught Sunday School at the Mindemoya Missionary Church where she won an award. She was also a member of the Horticultural Society and served as Secretary of the Senior's Club.
In her spare time she loved flowers, gardening and playing the piano. When she was growing up she would play the piano everyday with her father. Barb's favourite Psalm was Psalm 91.

A private service will be held at Island Funeral Home.
with Pastor Ray Kloetstra officiating
Burial to follow in the Mindemoya Cemetery

Donations may be made to the Mindemoya Hospital Auxiliary or to the Mindemoya Missionary Church.

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