Angrignon, Barbara Lynne

June 25, 1940 – August 3, 2019
at the age of 79 years

On August 3rd, 2019 we reluctantly bid farewell to our beautiful Mom, Barbara Lynne Angrignon.  
Barb was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on June 25,1940. She married Ed in 1958, and together they lived a life of adventure for 60 years; raising kids, travelling the world, kayaking and camping, exploring by motorcycle, power and sailboat, motorhome and bicycle. Mom loved her family, her friends, reading, nature, babies, animals, and her car (nobody could miss her “So Hapi” licence plate!). Her creative talents became obvious when she started painting and amazed all of us with her keen eye and natural talent as an artist.  
Growing up, our home was filled with the aromas of Mom’s fresh baked bread, roast beef dinners, homemade soups, cookies, apple pies, and preserves. Together with Mom’s infectious laughter and wacky sense of humour, it was a home full of love and comfort.  
Barb was a force to be reckoned with; she was the first person to show up when you needed her most and would stick around to the bitter end. When she decided something needed to be done, there was no escaping becoming a part of the effort.  Barb’s legacy of community support, fundraising, and selfless generosity to anyone who crossed her path is far reaching and has left some big shoes to fill. She spent the better part of the last 20 years intimately involved with the Shuswap Lake General Hospital Auxiliary, as well as volunteering in the chemo ward. More recently she volunteered at the CMHA thrift shop, and was “Gramma Barbie” to three special little girls she helped care for.  
Barb is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Kim), sons Russ (Delena) and Troy (Brian); three grandsons, Matt (April), Jason (Kim) and Brad (Amy), and three great grandchildren, whom she adored. She is also survived by her sister, one brother, many nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was predeceased by her parents, a newborn son and our Dad.  
No service by request. Donations to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation in memory of Mom would be much appreciated. http://www.shuswaphospitalfoundation.org  

13 Comments

  1. Our sincerest condolences go out to your family. We have met some of you briefly.
    We lived two doors down from your parents on Lakeview Dr.
    Yes we remember her So-Hapi licence plate.
    We particularly remember the loving care she gave our other former neighbour Toni Mittelberg.
    Her happy smile will be missed at the admin desk at the hospital.

  2. Very sorry for your families loss, may your mother rest in peace

  3. Her smile and laugh will be remembered always, as well as the generosity of her time and heart. An untimely passing of a very lovely and giving lady. I know that she is dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Barb. My heart goes out to Tracy, Troy and Russ, and their families.

  4. So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. We had the pleasure of knowing Ed and Barb when they lived at Creekside. We always enjoyed any conversations with them. They were missed very much when they moved. Please take good care and accept my deepest condolences.

  5. On behalf of the Shuswap Lake Healthcare Auxiliary, our sincere condolences to the family. Barb was a wonderful volunteer at the hospital for us and she will be sorely missed. Barb was always available to help anyone at the hospital and willing to put in those extra few hours when needed. She was a great inspiration to myself and I will miss that smile and ponytail!! Rest in peace, my friend. The Ladies in Red will miss you greatly.
    Diane Pyke
    President

  6. Never will I forget Barb and the never ending work she did to help people. I worked at the Woman’s Shelter and every year Barb arranged for the Christmas Hamper that was donated from the Hospital Auxiliary. Barb will always hold a place in my heart for her never ending positive attitude, her smile and the many conversations we had. Rest in peace, barb Angrignon

  7. Tracy, Russell and Troy;
    My auntie Bill was your neighbour in Kamloops and she remained friends with your mom, and family, since then. I saw your mom at various times in my life and recall her smile and genuine caring for whomever she was talking to. I received updates of how everyone was doing, and such a feeling of love for each of you and your families.
    I pray that the many memorable experiences you had with her, and you dad, will bring you comfort at this time. She was a woman whose beauty flowers from the inside out and glowed each time I saw her. She lived her life to the fullest .

  8. Our hearts are broken, but we hope Mom and Dad are together again. Thanks to everyone for reaching out and sharing your stories – we look forward to hearing more.

  9. I was shocked when I say Barb’s obituary, I always assumed that Barb would live forever. What a shame, she was such a great lady and I will miss her. I worked with Barb forever at the hospital, probably the 20 years she was there. I worked in the kitchen and I always saw Barb in the hallways running here and there, always a funny comment and a smile. We got to know each other over the years even though it was only brief encounters and Barb certainly had an effect on me.
    What a great loss for your family, I am so sorry.
    Arlene

  10. For those who are interested, donations can also be made directly to the Hospital Auxiliary, with a request to earmark funds for something under Mom’s name.

  11. Barb was with us on our cancer ‘journey’ a number of years ago – she was lovely and kind
    and full of fun. Always a smile, always a positive thought. My husband and I spoke of her
    often then – how wonderful she was in that chemo ward. Our paths crossed many times
    since then and it was always a hug and stories of the now.
    Barb was truly a fine lady and it was a pleasure to know her. She will be dearly missed by many.
    Rest well Barb.

  12. To Barb’s family – I was so shocked to hear about Barb. What a wonderful and positive person. When my mom was in hospital, she cheered me up with her kind words and her sincere care. We met at Ecotreats for lunch or coffee. She was always good company. I was away in Alberta for much of September and just got back and called her to come for lunch.
    I will miss her. She was a treasure! Sincerest condolences.

  13. Reg and I spent many happy days on the Shuswap camping with Barb, Ed, and family. In the past few years we have met Barb at Costco always with that wonderful smile on her face. I can’t tell you how mush we will miss her.

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