Barb Drysdale

Died: Wed., Jul. 17, 2013

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Barbara Elaine Drysdale

A resident of Manitowaning passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on the morning of Wednesday July 17th, 2013 at the age of 61, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Sudbury to parents Bert (predeceased)
and Marie Anstice.
Beloved wife and Best Friend of Harvey.
Dear mother of Derek, Ronnie and Jerit (wife Cherrell).
Devoted grandma of Mya, Derek Junior and Keisha.
Loved sister of Carol Mayer (husband Lance),
and Karen Smith (husband Joe).
Beloved sister-in-law of,
Richard (wife Rollande),
Heather Gieser (husband John),
Gordon (wife Donna),
Cathy Cresswell (husband Jim),
Patrick (wife Cathy),
Mary Lynn Potter (husband Robert).
She will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Barb was a strong independent woman who is cherished by all.  Her compassion for everyone’s well being was evident until the end.  She loved spending time with family and friends, always a gracious hostess, enjoying the simple things in life,  camping, boating, and the outdoors.  She took great pride in her commitment to her work with Human Resources, Service Canada for 40+ years.  She was dedicated to helping everyone, making it her purpose to make other people’s lives better.  She was a foster Mom for 25 years, opening her home to so many.
She will be greatly missed

7-9 Friday at Knox United Church
Funeral Service
2:00 pm Saturday July 20, 2013
at Knox United Church, Manitowaning.
at Hilly Grove Cemetery.
To order flowers please call Hawberry Florist (705) 368-1100
Donations to Knox United Church or Daffodil Terrace would be appreciated.

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Leonard&Melissa Gieser
   Posted Wed July 17, 2013

Look for me in Rainbows
Time for me to go now, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I'll be close to you.

It won't be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won't say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,
And I'll be there with you.

Uncle Harvey and Family we are so sorry we can not be there for you at this time. We would like to send you are condolences and are love in your time of grief . Lots of love from Len,melissa and kids.

Betty Anne Gill
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
Harvey and Family
So sorry to hear of the passing of Barb. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Betty Anne Gill (Mark's Mother)

Jennifer and Ron
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
Dear Harvey and boys....we are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife and mother...our thoughts are with you and we send all our love...we hope you can find comfort knowing she will always be in your hearts now and for ever you so much Jennifer and Ron xoxo

Larry and Shelley Killens
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
Barb Drysdale has joined the list of persons who have met and battled Cancer head on with her husband Harvey at her side. To me, Her inner determination and spirit never faded and she was a example to all to the end, of her extreme strong will and un-ending perseverance. She is special, she is the epitamy of caring and consideration toward all others. Barbara is one of those special gems that passes by us and when taken from us, leaves us with that sense of loss of someone special. It also reminds us to cherish those individuals like Barb who rise above the crowd before it is too late to say "I should have.............."

Barb lived a quality of life in which she set the "bar" quite high and not only met that level but surpassed it, time and time again. She was and still is an intrical part of the fine makeup and inner strength displayed by her family who have surrounded her and each other. Barb breathed, talked, lived family values. and my wife were humbled to have her consider us part of that family.

Sylvie Mallais
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Sylvie .

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Sylvie & Daren

Sam and Eunice Bullock
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
Dear Harvey and family, We were so saddened to hear of Barb's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the boys and family.
With love
Sam and Eunice

Sue & Chris
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
Harvey and Family
You are in our thoughts as you find your way through this.
We are praying for your healing with the passage of time.
We know you miss Barb .She was one special lady
We send our condolences
May your pleasant memories sustain and comfort you.
Love Sue and Chris

Connie Flagler
   Posted Thu July 18, 2013
Harvey and family,
So sorry to hear of Barb's passing,,, will always remember her ear to ear smile and energy and love of life.

Gunter Boshold
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
I have known Barb and Harvey for many years and I know from the stories told the Barb gave cancer one heck of a battle. She will be missed by everyone that ever had contact with her. I send my deepest sympathy to Harvey and the remainder of the family, she will want you all to be brave.

Colette Belanger
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
My condolences to Barb's family. I have worked with Barb in the past ( in the Espanola Service Canada office ) Barb trained me, she was very professional, caring, new her stuff. We spoke about our families often, among other things; she always had good things to say. Will miss her. Colette Belanger

Monique Berthiaume
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
I had the opportunity throughout the years to work with Barb. She was so genuine and had such a great smile. To the whole family, I offer my sincere condolences.

wanda & Bill Graham
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
We have met Barb a few times with Len and Meliss. She was always such a nice kind lady to be around. I always enjoyed seeing Barb and talking with her. I am so sorry for your loss Harvey , Heather,John and family.

Patty Drysdale
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
My deepest condolences to you Harvey and to your family. I will forever remember Barb for her positive attitude and her infectious smile. She was a very strong and brave woman who will be missed beyond measure by all those that knew and loved her. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss and deep sorrow. Love to you all! Patty

don wright / bev sauve
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
Harvey & Family: Sorry for the untimely loss of Barb, and at such a young age. Unable to attend in person, but will commiserate in spirit with all. Sincere condolence and extend our best regards to you and your family. Don Wright & Bev Sauve

Gary and Debbie
   Posted Fri July 19, 2013
Harvey, boys and family, Barb has been in our prayers since visiting with you in Sudbury last fall. We knew that she was a fighter and hoped for the best. Our sympathies go out for all of you.

Gary and Debbie

Carol Hughes
   Posted Sat July 20, 2013
Dear Harvey,
I was recently advised of Barb`s passing and wish to extend my sincere condolences to you and your family.
From what others have told me, Barb was a kind and loving person who opened not only her home but her heart to many, especially those who needed that little extra support or comfort in their life.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Carol Hughes

``Although it`s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.``

Fred and Cathy Stockhaus
   Posted Sat July 20, 2013
Dear Harvey and family,
We are thinking of you at this sad time.We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Fred and Cathy

Sue Gibson
   Posted Sun July 21, 2013
I am sorry for the loss of Barb in our lives, she was & is a great person.
My heartfelt condolences are being sent to her family & friends at this time.

Linda McGillis
   Posted Sun July 21, 2013
Harvey & family, Just arrived home today and was very sorry to hear the sad news. My Deepest sympathy to all the family. Barb was such a smiling friendly person, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Joe @ Marion
   Posted Wed July 24, 2013
Harvey and Family We want you to know our thoughts and prayers
are with you in your time of sorrow. Barb was a great person and always
made you feel welcome, she was never without a smile. Our sincere

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