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Barbara Buckley

Barbara Elizabeth Buckley (Dutrizac)

Saturday, October 23rd, 1937 - Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Obituary

BUCKLEY, Barbara Elizabeth (nee Dutrizac)
October 23, 1937 – March 26, 2020

After a brief illness, passed away at Wentworth Lodge, Dundas, ON. To be reunited to sing and dance, with her beloved Sean (2016). Barbara is survived by her children Kevin (Kelly), Francy (Peter) and Martin (Christine). She was extremely proud of her grandchildren Kelsie, Kira, Kayla, Stephen, Mary-Bridget, Joseph and Damien, and loved their visits and hearing about their adventures and accomplishments. She will be remembered by her sister Shirley and brother Desmond, nieces and nephews in Canada and Ireland, best friend Judy, as well as many wonderful friends for her love of singing, reading and crafting, as well as her spirit of care and generosity. Special thanks to the staff at Wentworth Lodge for their dedication to and care of mom. Cremation has taken place. Further arrangements will be made at a later date. Donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto or the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario.

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Dan McKeown

Posted at 07:09pm
Mrs. Buckley was my kindergarten teacher at Holy Rosary and she taught me how to spell my name. I always remember her fondly. Condolences and much love from all the McKeowns.
 
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Francy Tuffner Posted at 08:21pm

Thank you Dan.
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Joan and Bob

Posted at 04:17pm
To Barb's family, I lived in Burlington for eleven years and along the way through mutual University Women members I met Barb and Sean. We visited at your parents home and they were always perfect hosts. Barb was without a doubt a fun loving, kind and proud parent of you all! My deepest sympathy to the Family.
Joan Douglas
Grimsby, Ontario
 
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Francy Tuffner Posted at 08:22pm

Thank you Joan. I know she had fond memories of your visits as well.

Hilda Cirotto

Posted at 04:25pm
Sincere sympathy to Barb's family. My boys enjoyed Kindergarten at Holy Rosary because of her great skill at teaching and encouraging, She was a wonderful part of my children's school experience. She will be greatly missed in our community.
Hilda Cirotto and family
 
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Francy Tuffner Posted at 08:24pm

Thank you so much Hilda. She used to talk about having fun with your boys over the years.
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Joan Nisbet

Posted at 02:39pm
My condolences to the family of Barb - many wonderful memories of our St. Patrick’s choir and sharing teaching stories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
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Francy Tuffner Posted at 08:26pm

Thank you Joan. I know she values your friendship through the years. St. Patrick's Church and choir were like a secons family to her. I know she missed everyone so much the last couple of years.

Fr. Wendling

Posted at 11:49am
Mrs. Buckley was my kindergarten teacher at Holy Rosary in 1978-79 and I still remember her very very well, with many vivid images from the days in her classroom. I also recall her daughter (I believe) coming in to dance for us children, doing a routine with ribbons. Mrs. Buckley looks the same in the photo here on the site! Takes me right back to my childhood! Please know of my prayers for Mrs. Buckley and for all the family. I am a priest now for 17 years, and will offer mass for her and for the whole family tomorrow. Thank you Lord for such a wonderful person!
 
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Francy Tuffner Posted at 08:31pm

Thank you Father Mark. Mom spoke fondly of having the Wendling children in her classes (not Michael unfortunately). She truly had a passion for teaching and certainly loved her "kindergateners". And yes, it was me who came in with the ribbons! You have a great memory! We appreciate you offering a mass for mom, as we have been unable to gather together, but we will sometime in the future. Thank you for your kind words and memories.
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