elevated nysuX May 2, 1939- August 1, 2020
Peacefully passed away on August 1, 2020 at the age of 81, surrounded by her loving family.
Beloved and cherished wife of 55 years to John. Caring and devoted mother to John Thomas, Patrick (wife, Kirsten), Christopher and Anne-Marie (husband Bastian). Proud grandmother to Jack and Charlotte. Cherished sister in law to Ann Warnock, Kay Featherstone and the late Rose Mair. Barbara joins her sisters Vivian Girard, Eleanor Lalonde, Molleen Secour and brother Bernard Julien.
Born May 2, 1939 in Cornwall Ontario, the daughter of the late Thomas and Maude (Leroux) Julien. Barbara would fondly recount many happy memories of her life in Cornwall with her family. After graduation from high school Barb pursued a degree in Nursing. Caring for patients at first she soon found her calling in nursing education, teaching at the Hotel D’ieu School of Nursing in Cornwall, the Toronto General Hospital and Seneca College.
In her private life Barbara enjoyed travelling and loved working in her beautiful garden. She was an avid reader, enjoyed painting and treasured every moment with her family and friends.
As a devout catholic she was passionately involved in many church activities with St. Luke’s Catholic Parish in Thornhill.
Barbara will be dearly missed and forever remembered full of love by her family and many friends.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the entire Nugent Family on the loss of your very special cherished wife , mother, grandmother, sister-in-law and sister, Barbara
Our family will always treasure out wonderful memories of Barb’s exceptional kindness and friendship to all of us over more than 50 years.
May she rest in peace forever.
Rosalee, the late Dr. Seymour Berlin, Debbie, Rob, and Isabelle, Sharon, Joseph, and Max, Dan, Corinne and Nathan
Dear John, John T, Patrick and Anne-Marie,
We are so sorry about your mom’s passing. I have so many fond memories of our families together during the holidays when we were young and the great love our families have shared for one another over many, many years. We send our sincerest condolences to all of you during this difficult time.
Love, Danny, Corinne and Nathan
Dear John, John T, Pat, and Anne-Marie,
I was devastated to hear of your Mom’s passing. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to see her in the past year and give her a big hug. Your Mom was a force…she was a fighter unlike no other. Mom gave me regular updates on your Mom’s journey and I hope she is finally in peace. I have only the warmest memories of your Mom and your family and send you love and strength at this time.
Love, Sharon, Joseph and Max
Dear John and family I am so sad that Barbara passed away. I will truly miss her sitting in front of me at mass, as well as going for coffee after mass. She was a very strong woman that always put on a good front. May God give you and your family the strength you need at this very difficult time. God bless.
Marie And Leo Ceolin
Dear John, John T, Pat & Anne-Marie….we wish we could be with you at this sad time to celebrate the life of Barbara. A lovely, kind lady who lived for her family and was always so welcoming to others. We will always cherish the time we spent with Barbara and all the family when we came over to visit. She will be greatly missed by us all and our thoughts are with you now and on the day of the funeral. Sending all our love. Kay, Helen, Stuart, Joanne, Jonathan, Hannah, Callum & Andrew xxx
Sending my condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve. I will miss Barb who was such a good friend for over 36 years. May God give you strength as you celebrate her life in her church home tomorrow.
I am saddened to hear of Barbs passing. She was my teacher in Nursing School at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Cornwall. She was the best! We did a skit in training and I imitated Barb. She had a wonderful sense of humour. Condolences to the family. She will not be forgotten.