Barbara Ann (Rea) Trudgeon, at the proud age of 70 (gifted 10 extra years), of Thorndale, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 and was taken home. Loving, and caring wife and best friend of Donald Trudgeon for 48 years. Proud mother of Michelle Easden (Andrew), twins Dayna Comfort (Jeremy) and Donald Trudgeon (Nicole), and Kimberly Trudgeon (Bernard Bukala). Adored and treasured grandma and best friend of Victoria, Dylan, Matthew, Madison, Breanna, Haden, Samara, Hannah, Zuzanna, Julia, and Alexander. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Betty Jean Mendham (Andrew), Beverly Taylor (Robert), Doug Trudgeon (Janice), and Darlene Tompkins (Robert). Cherished by her special nieces and nephews.
Barb was a loving, caring and devoted wife, supportive and selfless mother, extraordinarily fun grandmother, thoughtful sister, strong believer and a gracious friend. She was a beyond generous kind soul exuding love and light. She had a giving and genuine heart, gifting spirit and gracious soul. She was most proud of her beloved husband and her big family always putting others before herself. She was a best friend and cheerleader always knowing just what to say to soothe the heart. She was a pet whisperer and lived her life to the fullest. She met everyone with a warm heart, smile and contagious laughter. She was a strong woman of faith and lived life by example with a sparkle in her eye. She was a gifted teacher and nurturing mother.
Her oven was always on with a meal, cookies, apple pie or cinnabon’s waiting. She shared her endless life skills of faith, friendship, cooking, baking, sewing, generously gifting and spoiling loved ones, thoughtful conversations, extraordinary intuition and love for the farm and nature. She was an admirable animal lover and always took time with each and every beloved pet. A favourite place of Barb’s was sitting by the water where it brought her peace enjoying it with the love of her life.
The best gift she gave each of us was the time we were blessed to share together. She will be remembered with a coffee in hand, surrounded by all of her family sharing her big, bold, and beautiful laugh. Most importantly, she taught us to value time with loved ones and there is always room for more fun and laughter.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, LUCAN on Tuesday evening from 5-8PM. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, each person must RSVP for the visitation. Please click “Register Now” below to register.
A private family funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 23rd at 11 AM with Dr. Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Interment Birr United Cemetery. Thought the service is private, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting www.facebook.com/haskettfh.
In memory of Barb, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
We are so thankful for the love and endless lessons we were privileged for her to share with us. Barb was surrounded by loved ones who cherished her and will carry on her legacy of thoughtfulness and meaning. Barb lived each day to the fullest with no regrets and always living life by leading with an example of love.