Passed at Alexandra & Marine General Hospital, Goderich on July 24, 2020 at the age of 59. Barb was blessed to be loved and cherished for 10 years by her partner for life and best friend Rich Oosterbosch. Treasured, missed and loved by her only daughter Alexis. Barbara’s daily phone calls will be deeply missed by her. Beloved daughter of Irene Hoffman of Zurich. Reunited with her father Leo Hoffman (2013) and her younger brother Dennis (1978). Barb is survived by two siblings Di and Rob. Adored grandmother of 2 and a great-grandmother to 1.
Barb fearlessly accepted and fought a very aggressive incurable cancer. That short fight displayed her gifts of humor, gratitude and the most positive determined outlook throughout the most debilitating pain.
The family would like to convey their most sincere appreciation to some very special angels on earth who helped them endure her courageous fight.
Sheri Penn, a guiding light of knowledge and love. Barbara was so grateful for your gift that helped her and all the family to ease the pain and give comfort. Tina Wilds, a blessing to us all. Loved and cherished like a daughter by Barb. Forever a friend of Alexis. Tina we are so thankful that your loving and caring heart knew without words each time Barb needed you to help us all. Goderich Hospital, AMGH our deep gratitude for the most compassionate and gentle doctors, nurses and all staff. Thanks to the palliative unit and team who gave Barb, our family, and friends the gift of “when comfort becomes the focus of care”. Finally, a thanks to the Haskett team for fulfilling Barbara’s wishes.
Barb will be sadly missed by family and friends including her furry and feathered friends in the backyard and forest.
A celebration of life will be arranged by her loving partner Rich at a later safer date. Family and friends will be notified.
In lieu if flowers donations to the Alexandra & Marine General Hospital, Goderich would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Poems from the family,
“God saw you getting tired
when a cure was not to be.
So He closed his arms
around you and whispered “Come to Me”
Weep not for me though I have gone
Into the gentle night.
Grieve if you will,
But not for long upon my
soul’s sweet flight.
I am at peace,
My soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears
For with your love.
I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain,
I suffer not
The fear is now all gone
Put now these things out of your thoughts
In your memory, I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the Strife
Please do not dwell upon my death
But celebrate my life.
I love you mom. Alexis