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Barbara Hiebert

July 14, 1934 - November 18, 2013


Barb passed away peacefully on November 18, 2013 at McKinney Place in Oliver.

She was born July 14, 1934 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She later moved to Regina to complete her Registered Nursing at the Regina Hospital where she graduated in 1956. Barb met Alfred Hiebert and they were married May 2 1957. They relocated to Chilliwack, then later to Langley, then settled in Osoyoos in early 1977. She continued her nursing in Chilliwack and Langley, and then became a librarian when they moved to Osoyoos.

She is predeceased by her husband Alf, and survived by her two children Tim (Kathy) and Janice Jorde (Kim Switzer), her three grandchildren Ryan, Leah, and Marina, her sister Patricia Borgstrom, nieces Shanna, Cean, Tracy, and Sandra, her nephew Doug and many friends. Barb’s enjoyment in life was sewing and reading.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring and further information will be available at that time. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local SPCA.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.




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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lena Thompson
Relation: Friend of Son

Tim and Family,

Sorry to hear the passing of your mom. I enjoyed looking after her. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

From: Janice Jorde
Relation: Daughter

I feel a warmth around me like your presence is so near, and I close my eyes to visualize your face when you were here, I endure the times we spent together and they are locked inside my heart. For as long as I have those memories we will never be apart, Even though we cannot speak no more my voice is always there. Because every night before I sleep I have you in my prayer.

I’m building my own little library, embedded in my heart, for all the moments spent with you, before you had to part. I can open it up whenever I like, pick a moment and watch it through, my little library acts as a promise, I’ll never ever forget you.

I love you my mother, my mentor, best friend, wishing all good things hadn’t come to an end.

From: Bruno Kelle
Relation: Friend

Janice & Kim. We are sorry for your loss. Barb was such a great person. She will live on in our memories forever, and may the memories of your beautiful mom help you find peace. Lots of Love, Bruno & Stella

From: Ted & marne Kelly
Relation: Old Friends

Dear Janice Tim & Family Our hearts go out to you all. We are so sorry to hear of Barbs passing.We have many wonderful memories of years passed. May she rest in peace. Take Care Marne & Ted

From: Tracy
Relation: Adoring Niece

Aunty, I will miss the very best of you, but that’s all I ever knew you to be (the best!) Always there for each one of us, unconditional love for friends and family. I’ll continue to cherish each special moment we shared; I was so proud to have been your niece. I’m so grateful for that warmth I’ll always carry; you made sure I knew you were always proud of me. I’ll miss your beautiful face, your laugh, your wisdom, your heart, I’ll cherish each and every precious memory. Although greatly missed, I’ll still blow you a kiss; Aunty, thank you… You’re finally free.

From: Stella Schmidt
Relation: Friend

Dear Janice & Kim,
My heart aches for you and all your family during this time. Barb was such a wonderful person. I’m glad we had the chance to get to know her, and I think about all the times when she would come out to just have a chat and sometimes cook food for us crazy people. She will truly be missed by many people. My condolences.

From: Leender Soley
Relation: Friend

I am saddened by Barb’s passing, but grateful that she is no longer in pain. I will miss our chats about books and medicine and ideas and about you, Janice. You were the light in her life. I loved her like one of my family, and I know she loved me back. Such a big, big heart in a lovely woman. ♥

From: Elaine Cathcart
Relation: I was in training at the General Hospital in Regina with Barb

I was always struck by Barb.s enthusiasm and energy at the nurses residence.She seemed to enjoy every activity among the students.I didn’t have an opportunity to work with her but I expect her work was with the same care.Her passing is sad, she will be missed.

From: Patsy
Relation: Sister

My sister – a generous, kind, loving woman and friend. She was always there for me to give sensible advice and support. Throughout the years she spread her love to others with delicious baked goodies or hot meals. New born babies were swaddled in her homemade quilts, including one made lovingly for my own grandson. I miss her terribly but she is at peace now. Heaven has got another angel. See you again Barbie – all my love, Pat

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