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Barbara Porteous

June 13, 1936 - October 13, 2015


It is with deepest sympathy the family of Barbara Joan Porteous announces the passing of our much beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Penticton Regional Hospital at the age of 79.  

Barbara will be welcomed into heaven by her father Ezra and her mother Marion.  She will be remembered by her husband of 60 years Dave, her children Bruce, Diana (Doug), Joanne (Dave), grandchildren Michael, Andy (Lisa), Brian, Heather, Kimberly (Derek), Corey, Reece and Ricky; great grandchildren Dominik, Mackenzie and Kayden; sisters Carol and Ruth and brother David (Bev) and many nieces and nephews. 

Barbara was born on June 13, 1936 and raised in Oroville WA.  After high school Barbara attended a business school in Spokane then shortly after that married Dave in 1955 and moved to Oliver, B.C.  During her time in Oliver she worked at Don Lange Jewellery store then in the office at the Oliver Co-Op.  After five years in Oliver, Barbara and Dave purchased a hunting and fishing resort at Bonaparte Lake, WA and moved their family to the lake.  Even though many memories    were made they made the decision to move back to Canada and took up residence in Osoyoos, B.C.  After settling down in Osoyoos Barbara worked at CKOO Radio Station right across from the Service Station that her and Dave owned for 13 years.  Then it was time for a new venture and they purchased Little Duffers Ice Cream and Mini Golf.  This was their home for 17 years until their retirement.  Barbara became very involved in the community volunteering at the Osoyoos Museum, Heart & Stroke Canvasser, numerous municipal, provincial, and federal elections, and the Osoyoos Senior Centre.  And up until the time of her untimely passing she had continued to play the organ for the St. Edwards and St. Christopher Anglican Churches.  Barbara’s favourite pastime is playing games with her grandchildren, bridge at the Senior Centre or doing crosswords with her morning coffee. 

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Osoyoos Senior Centre.  In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted for the Osoyoos Senior Centre. 

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting 

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



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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Jennifer & Darryl Low
Relation: Family Friend

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

From: Valorie and Angelo Paolera
Relation: Friend

So very sorry for your loss. Barb was a Special Lady, and will be sorely missed.

From: Osoyoos Senior Center
Relation: Member of O.S.C.A.

We will miss this Lovely Lady, who spent a lot of time playing Bridge, working the desk, Helping set up for Bingo, and soup and a bun. RIP, Barb.

From: Lorelei & Dwaine Purcka
Relation: Family Friend

Thinking of you Joanne, Dave, boys and your family. Only visited with your Mom twice, loved her spunky personality.

From: Bonnie Kuyten
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences to you Dave and family on Barb’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Darlene and Marshall Chernichan
Relation: friend

So sorry for your loss. She was a special lady, and will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you all.

From: John Patterson
Relation: friend

Dave and family it is with great sadness i hear of your loss of Barb. My thoughts are with you and your family. Her smile and laugh will always be in my memory.

Relation: friend


From: Ted Cronmiller
Relation: Family Friend

Joyce and I would like to extend our condolences to the family. We are thinking of you at this time and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 22, 2015
Beginning at 11:30am

Osoyoos Seniors Centre
17 Park Place
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Osoyoos Senior Centre.

17 Park Place
Osoyoos, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers donations will be gratefully accepted for the Osoyoos Senior Centre.  

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