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Barbara Wiens

December 23, 1919 - March 15, 2016


On Tuesday March 15, 2016, Mrs. Barbara Wiens of Oliver passed away peacefully after a short illness surrounded by family at the South Okanagan General Hospital at the age of 96 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Jacob; son Edward; infant daughters Beverlee and Elaine and son-in-law Gus Wood.

Barbara will be deeply missed by her loving family including daughter Loreen Wood of Armstrong; grandsons Len (Bobbi) Wood, Jack (Pattie) Wood and Pat Wood all of Armstrong, Jim (Leah) Wiens of Oliver; granddaughters Cheri (Larry) Osborne of Peachland, Marilyn Wiens, Teri Tater (Cliff) and Bonnie Hayes (Joe) all of Oliver as well as many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Barbara came to Oliver in 1939. They were founding members of the Mennonite Church. Together they raised children on the family farm at Testalinda Creek. Barb sold the farm after Jake passed away and moved closer to town. She lived in Oliver until 1991, after which she relocated to Kelowna and eventually Penticton. She returned to Oliver in 2014 to be closer to Ed’s children.
Barbara volunteered and fundraised for several organizations over the years. She held a walkathon “over the hump” to Cawston for several years to raise money for our local hospital. Variety Club and other charities.
Most important to Grandma was her family. She was always willing to help all of us in any way she could. We will all miss her dearly.
Thank you to all the nurses and care aides at SOGH and to Dr. Evans & Dr. Thomas.
A celebration of Barbara’s Life will be held at a later date.
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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Phoebe Newstead
Relation: life long family friend

So sorry to hear the news. Barb was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed! Certainly lived a full life. Hugs to all the family!

From: Charlie & Edna Goertzen
Relation: long time friends

To Barbara’s family we send our deepest sympathy and prayers.
She will be missed, she was a fantastic baker! Love you Barb

From: Valerie Mallon
Relation: Care aide @ Heritage House

I had the privilege to get to know Barbara (“grandma”) at heritage house while she lived there, she was a wonderful lady and enjoyed her visits and talks. Sorry to hear of her passing, Prayers go out to Terri and the rest of the family.

From: Morag & Doug Walmsley
Relation: Aunt & Uncle of Jim & Leah Wiens

Our condolences to Jim, Leah ad the children on the passing of Jim’s grandmother. We met her a few times, she was a delightful lady who we found was well liked in the community.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

The family has not designated a preferred charity at this time.

Thank You Notice

Thank you to all the nurses and care aides at SOGH and to Dr. Evans & Dr. Thomas.


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