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July 15, 1940 – February 22, 2016

Barbara passed away peacefully on February 22nd, 2016 in the Cowichan District Hospital.

Barbara was born in Calgary Alberta in 1940 to Frederick and Elinor Brooker. She has an older sister Dorothy and two younger brothers Richard and Bob. She graduated from Western High School in Calgary in 1960. Barbara went on to marry Creighton Williams in 1963 and soon afterwards started their family. Son Garry was born in 1963 and Darryl in 1965. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, Grandmother and friend to all that had the pleasure of meeting her. She was predeceased by her brother Bob in 1976, father Frederick in 1998, mother Elinor in 2004, and husband Creighton in 2006.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Garry and Darryl, daughter-in-law Cheryl, Grandchildren; Tyler, Kali and Elijah. Barbara is also survived by her Sister Dorothy; brother-In-law William; Brother Richard and special friend Gordon.

Barbara will be soulfully missed forever by her entire family who loved her deeply and by all her friends and acquaintances.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.

I’m following the path God laid for me.

I took His hand when I heard him call,

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, .

then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I’ve savored much.

Good friends, good times,

a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief

Don lengthen it now with undue grief

Lift up your heart and share with me ...

God wanted me now,

He set me free.

Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the B.C. Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2K2.

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