On August 18th, 2019, Barbara Ruth Wannamaker, devoted wife and mother of two, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family at the age of 61 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.
Barb was born on September 7th, 1957, in Vancouver, BC to Donald and Dorothy Law. On April 11th, 1992, she married Bruce Wannamaker, and together, they raised two daughters, Nicole and Robyn.
Barb brought light and laughter to everything she did and to everyone she met. Barb enjoyed her 27 and a half year career with BCTel/Telus, as well as the relationships that came with it. Whether it was baking a fresh batch of cookies or watching her family ski all day from the sidelines and bringing hot chocolate for cold fingers, she always took pleasure in doing for others. Barb was always game for an adventure, taking trips to Cuba on 24 hours notice or road tripping through the desert in the middle of summer. She will be loved and missed by all she touched.
Barb is lovingly remembered by her husband Bruce, daughters Nicole and Robyn, her mother Dorothy, siblings Ellen (Trevor), Gary (Margaret), Dave (Shelley); brother in law Dave (Chris), sister in law Jackie, nieces Kristin, Amy, Megan, Jennifer and nephews Drew, Kevin, Kelsey and Andrew. Her death is preceded by father Donald and beloved brother in law Steve.
No funeral will be held; however, family and friends will gather for a celebration of Barb’s life at her family home on Saturday, August 24th from 1-4pm. The door is open to all who have been touched by Barb and want to celebrate her life with her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Agency, the Heart and Stroke foundation, or your local SPCA – all places where Barb had wanted to volunteer.
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Death notice for the town of: Victoria, Province: Colombie britanique