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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Tom Scott
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Our sympathies and prayers go out to Bill and family at the passing of Barb. She was a generous and gracious lady. I know my late mother, Gladys Scott ,valued her friendship and the weekly coffee time they shared in Mindemoya.

In our prayers,

Tom and Mary Scott

Jim and Veronica Gaudaur
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Sorry to hear of Barbara's death .our condolences to you and your family. Jim &Veronica Gaudaur

Brenda Boyle
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Dear Bill and family,

I send my sincerest sympathy and prayers. Thinking of you Brenda Boyle

Dick Maloney
   Posted Thu April 23, 2020
Bill, I send you and the family prayerful support and love. I hope God's love is very real during this time of great loss.

Ann-Marie Scott
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Our condolences to your family. I remember Barb was always eager to help watch the children in the nursery during our young mothers coffee time, which was much appreciated. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Ann-Marie Scott

Sally (Dryden) White
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
My condolences to Bill and his family on the passing of Barb. She was a lovely lady.

DON and NAN HYSERT
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
DEAR BILL AND ORR FAMILY OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS SAD TIME MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN GODS STRENGTH AT THIS TIME

Beth McDougall
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
My Deepestsympathy Bill & family

Esther and Peter Spadzinski
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Bill and family Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barbara was such a lovely, kind and caring lady. We will miss her too

Elwin And Karen Shaw
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Our Deepest sympathy Bill and Family. I will always remember the Deep Respect You had for your wife's profession of Faith.

dorothy taylor
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Ted and I send our sincere sympathy in the passing of Barb. We both went to school with her and her parents were our teachers. Our prayers for all your family, Bill, and may you know that God has His arms around you, knowing how much you are hurting.

Leila Thureson
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Bill and all of the family - It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of Barbara. She was a friend from school days as well as sharing a room with her in Toronto when we both attended summer school to become teachers. It was such a pleasure to meet up with her again when we both returned to Mindemoya to retire. Her friendship and caring ways will always be remembered. My deepest sympathy to all of you as you struggle with your loss. God bless all of you.

Pauline Tofflemire
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Dear Bill and Family: so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was certainly a fine lady and will be missed. Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.
Pauline & Bill

Norma Hughson
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
My condolences to the family on the passing of Barb who I knew from the Historical Society and it is true that when someone dies a library closes with them.

Valerie (Kelly) Tryon, Hanmer
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Bill and Family,

I was very sorry to read of Barb's passing. My sincerest sympathies to the family. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Larry and Marilyn Burns
   Posted Fri April 24, 2020
Dear Bill, we know you are going through a rough time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barb was a lovely person. Marilyn had the privilege to work with her at the Missionary Church Sunday School. Her love for the kids was very obvious. May you feel the comfort of God's love for you and all your family. Larry and Marilyn

Don and Gertrude Cooper
   Posted Sat April 25, 2020
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Bill and Family

in the passing of Barb. May your memories give you comfort but more
importantly may God give you peace and strength in your loss !

Most sincerely,
Don and Gert Cooper

John and Sissy Nichol
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. I will miss my chats with Barb through the fence as we were doing our yard work. Thinking of you all.

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