Obituary of Barbara PELLETIER
Barbel or Barbara Pelletier, as everyone knows her, was born in Germany in 1950, on October 15th to Andreas and Else Schneider. They moved to Canada when she was 3 years old and shortly after her brother Eric was born. Life in Canada started in Saskatchewan and a few years later on to Vancouver. Then a few years after that, they moved to Campbell River. There at 18 she met Ross and three years later they were married (June 5th 1971). Ross and Barbara lived in Campbell River their first year of marriage. They then spent a year in New Westminster and eventually settled in Nanaimo for a few years before moving to Ladysmith where their first son, Ira, was born in 1979. They were living in Cedar for a short time when Arlen, their second son, was born in 1982. They then moved to the house on Green Lake Cres. in Nanaimo, where they all lived for the next 18 years. Barbara had been working at Sears before Ira was born. She stayed at home with the boys until Arlen was 5 1/2 (1987). Barbara continued with Sears until she retired in 2014. Barbara and Ross moved to Victoria in 2001. She was very happy to find out in 2010 that her and Ross were going to be grandparents. Since that time, four more have arrived (Cohen, Charlotte, Brennan, Evangeline and Penelope). She always said that she was so blessed to have such a great family. She was extremely upset that hugging grandchildren and family was unhealthy or unsafe during the pandemic. She had many great lifelong friends and anyone who met her loved her. She had an extremely close relationship with her brother Eric as they would talk long and frequent on the phone. She would phone her aunt in Germany every Friday at 10:30 for the last 18-20 years, to keep up with family and to practice her German. She was devoted to her husband Ross and spoiled him for the better part of 50 years and was devoted to her two boys whom she spoiled their whole life. She always said that she had had the best life and was lucky that she was able to have as much of this life as she did. Always grateful for what she had and never wanting more.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Barbara
PELLETIER 1950 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Victoria, Province: Colombie britanique