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WESTMAN: Barbara “Barb” (Shoebottom) of Lucan

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On June 12, 2022 @ 11:59 AM In Lucan,Obituary | 42 Comments

WESTMAN: Barbara “Barb” (Shoebottom) of Lucan

At LHSC-University Hospital on Saturday, June 11, 2022,of Lucan at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Harvey Ratz (2015). Adored mother of Janice and Glen Silver of Middlesex Centre, Scott and Brenda Westman of Sarnia, Marilyn and Pete Vande Borne of Middlesex Centre, Caroline Gatecliff and Glen Ritchie of Sarnia, and Sharon and Tim Filippi of London. She was much loved by her 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and her many nieces, nephews, and friends. Predeceased by her brother Tom Shoebottom, sister Linda Hobbs, and grandson Wade Gatecliff.

Barb was truly one of kind. She was happy to be working as a real estate agent in to her 80’s, and cruising the countryside each and every day, bringing smiles and laughter, everywhere she went. When not out and about, she cherished the time that she spent with her grandchildren and the various activities with horses.

A private family graveside service will be held at St. John’s Cemetery, Arva.

If desired, donations to Villages United Church or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Condolences for the family of “WESTMAN: Barbara “Barb” (Shoebottom) of Lucan”

Condolence from Lisa Antaya on June 12th, 2022 2:18 PM

Barb helped us purchase our first home in Lucan on Butler Street, and remained a friend ever since. She always popped by to check in with us when she was out and about with her love, Roxy. She was funny and kind and we will miss her visits. We are thinking about her family during this difficult time.
Lisa, Ryan, Maxwell, Madelyn & Jacob Antaya

Condolence from Kelly Hack on June 12th, 2022 3:06 PM

Sending our condolences to Barbs Family. Barb will be missed by many people who knew her. She always had a smile on her face and something nice to say. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Scott and Kelly Hack and Family.

Condolence from Kelly Plaine on June 12th, 2022 4:35 PM

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. My thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Kurtis Finkbeiner on June 12th, 2022 4:53 PM

Sorry for your loss of Barbara she was a wonderful lady thinking about you at this time

Condolence from Sandy Kiersons on June 12th, 2022 5:40 PM

My sympathies to your family, Barb was one of a kind and I worked with her at Nu-Vista for many years, her humour will be missed

Condolence from Lori and Doug on June 12th, 2022 6:08 PM

Gator and I are very sorry for your families loss

Condolence from Kurtis Finkbeiner on June 12th, 2022 6:15 PM

I’m sorry for your loss of Barbara thinking of your family and friends at this day

Condolence from Anne Pincombe on June 12th, 2022 6:16 PM

Dear Westman/Shoebottom Family,

Sending my sincere condolences on the passing of Barb.
She will be remembered for her friendly wave as she drove by, her happy smile and always ready for a chat.

Condolence from JUDY DAVEY on June 12th, 2022 6:58 PM

Condolences to Barb’s family. May you be comforted by loving memories. Thinking of you and sharing your sorrow. Barbs always supported pony riders.

Condolence from Sheila Cameron on June 12th, 2022 7:09 PM

Barb was wonderful cheerful woman with lots of spunk. Always on the move and always interested in what others were up to. I enjoyed my conversations with Barb, especially regarding horses. She had
a keen eye for a quality horse. Sharon, I believe your mom instilled your passion for ponies/horses at a young age.

My heart felt sympathies to all her children Sharon, Janice, Scott, Marilyn, Caroline and her grand children.

Sheila & Marc Cameron

Condolence from Joanne Bengough on June 12th, 2022 7:43 PM

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Janice and Glen. 🤗🙏

Condolence from Bill and Marilyn Hack on June 12th, 2022 10:14 PM

To Barbs family, please accept our condolences.She was a great friend for many years. She is going to be sadly missed. She was like family. We will miss her visits and horse talks. She had a heart of gold. Her family was very important to her . At this sad time remember all the good times you had with your mom. She was a great person and will be truly missed.
Sincerely, Bill and Marilyn Hack

Condolence from Roy & MJ van Kasteren on June 13th, 2022 8:33 AM

We offer our sincere condolences to Barb’s family. She was a very unique lady, always smiling and very chatty. Thinking of you at this sad and memorable time.
Roy & Mary Jane van Kasteren

Condolence from Dale & Linda Froats on June 13th, 2022 8:36 AM

Barb will be missed in our Lucan community. She was always ready for a chat and kept us up to date on our mutual love of our favourite pony Triumph. We are so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Tom Ross on June 13th, 2022 8:43 AM

Dear Westman Family,
I always enjoyed my visits with your Mom/Grandma. We shared an ongoing joke in that my nickname for her from when I was a young boy was Sawdust. I think I remember it had something to do with a huge pile of sawdust where she used to live on Highbury Ave. If my memory is correct her family may have operated a sawmill? Anyway, she had a great sense of humour and we always enjoyed a laugh.

Condolence from The O’Brien Family on June 13th, 2022 9:35 AM

The Westman Family
We were saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. She was quite a lady and a true friend to our Mum Barb O’Brien. Your Mum stopped by a couple of years ago and was telling us stories of when she was a young girl and a teenager. She joined us for lunch and we had such a great visit. We told her that everytime our Mum was in the hospital she would always point to the curtains and say “See those curtains, Barb Westman made them”. Your Mum got a good laugh from that as she said she never sewed a day in her life. May she be at peace and know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from Linda Dietrich on June 13th, 2022 10:16 AM

Sincere sympathy to all the family, enjoyed getting to know her over the years when she lived in Shipka area.
Linda & Jim Dietrich

Condolence from Ineke and Robert Andersen on June 13th, 2022 10:50 AM

Condolences Janice and Glen for the loss of your mom.

Condolence from Dale Cook on June 13th, 2022 11:28 AM

My sincere condolences to all of the Westman family on Barb’s passing

Condolence from Barbara Fair on June 13th, 2022 11:29 AM

Barb was truly one of a kind. I am saddened to hear of her death. Barb was fun loving, but family came first. She was so child centered. Children and horses.

Condolence from Dave and Julie Masfrankc on June 13th, 2022 12:53 PM

Our deepest sympathy Caroline.

Condolence from Alex, Vicki, Kelly & Jennifer McCormick on June 13th, 2022 1:12 PM

Barb was such a wonderful lady always laughing and joking. We are so fortunate to have known her. Our hearts and prayers go out to her family.

Condolence from Vicki Bakker on June 13th, 2022 1:43 PM

Condolences and virtual hugs. Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Sharon and Brian Haskett on June 13th, 2022 2:18 PM

Dear Janice Glen and family

So sorry for your loss. The years I worked with your mom were filled with laughs annd fun! A great lady! ❤️

Condolence from Walter and Julie Riddell on June 13th, 2022 7:06 PM

Barb really was “one of a kind” and kind she was. She was always thinking of others and stopped in regularly, with Roxy for a visit. She will be greatly missed. Sending our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Rebecca Shoebottom on June 13th, 2022 7:37 PM

Barb always had a smile on her face and a deal to be made ( a true Shoebottom) very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She always would find me in a crowd and say “where are you living now!?” Well, I’ve got a nice place for you!
She’ll be happy to Harvey by her side again.

Condolence from Kelly Nixon on June 13th, 2022 9:18 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss, Barb was a kind woman. My thoughts are with the family.

Condolence from Joe & Marilyn Dewan on June 13th, 2022 9:50 PM

My condolence to Westman & Shoebottom on the lost of Mother & Grandmother Barb & I Grew Up with her sister& Brother Tom to gather all the Dewan Grew up with in 3 or 4 miles apart we run into one many times over the years and always talk about our families. I can count on one hand how many Wakes & Funerals Barb miss of all the old Neighbors in last 25 Yrs. God Rest her Soul RIP Barb Frends all our lives. Joe Dewan London now was RR#3Ilerton London Towship

Condolence from Penny Geddes on June 13th, 2022 11:27 PM

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Sharon
I remember having chats with her while Karly and Haley road the little pony’s

Condolence from Roy and Donna McRoberts on June 14th, 2022 12:11 PM

Sending our condolences to Barb’s family.
Roy and Donna McRoberts

Condolence from Judy and Mike Hanki on June 14th, 2022 12:32 PM

Our condolences to Scott, Carolyn and your families.

Condolence from Liz and Robert Parkinson on June 14th, 2022 12:42 PM

Our sincere sympathy to you at this difficult time.

Liz Parkinson
Robert Parkinson

Condolence from Andy & Kim Sharp on June 14th, 2022 1:16 PM

Condolences Janice and Glen, and the entire Westman family on the loss of your mom. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Kelly Whaling on June 14th, 2022 6:10 PM

On behalf of the Whaling Family.
With tears and a ache in our hearts, we say Good Bye. Our condolences to Barbs entire Family and friends. What a great loss. I hope she is Back with Lost and Passed on Loved Ones. Sure My Dad and Harvey are already Lol listening to her Dirty Jokes. My moms a bit out of sorts and a bit Lost. Understandably so. Barb was quite a Girl . Rest in peace old girl God be with you! 💔

Condolence from Fran Dow on June 14th, 2022 7:31 PM

Our condolences to the Westman family on the loss of your Mom, Grandmother and great Grandmother! Such a sweet, kind lady, she will be missed.
Fran and Stu Dow

Condolence from Judy McDonald on June 14th, 2022 7:32 PM

To the Westman family, I am sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I haven’t seen her in years but she was sure a one of a kinnd. Sending my sincere sympathy to each of you.
Judy McDonald

Condolence from Brian and CarolAnn Campbell on June 14th, 2022 7:57 PM

Marilyn and Peter: Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our sympathy.
Brian and CarolAnn

Condolence from Patrick & Maryann Feeney on June 15th, 2022 11:26 AM

Marilyn & Peter. So sorry for the loss of your mom. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Maryann & Pat Feeney.

Condolence from Shelley (Dee) Hewitt on June 16th, 2022 3:23 PM

Sincere condolences to the Westman family on the passing of your beloved mother and grandmother. It’s been many years since I have had the pleasure of seeing Barb but I have many fond memories. She was always so welcoming and friendly to me.

Condolence from Janet Tuck on June 16th, 2022 3:53 PM

To my Westman cousins and families: Janice (Glen), Scott (Brenda), Marilyn (Peter), Caroline (Glen), and Sharon (Tim),
Terry and I always looked forward to a visit with your mom to hear her latest one- liner and she never disappointed. She was always so good to check in on my parents (Grant and Marie Westman). Her family updates will be missed by all of us as Mom’s task was to fill the rest of us in.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Terry and Janet

Condolence from Deb McFadden on June 16th, 2022 11:27 PM

We are sorry to learn of Barb’s passing.
Barb will be remembered as always being cheerful and having something nice to say to make you smile.
Barb loved her job, loved her family and most definitely loved horses. I believe Barb loved life!
Barb will be missed by many.
Our condolences to the entire Westman family.
Deb McFadden and Allan Deblock

Condolence from Joyce Frew on July 4th, 2022 11:49 AM

I am very sorry to read of Barb’s passing. I was not aware until today. I will miss my visits with Barb. We always had great conversations about family and life. She and Harvey were very good about welcoming my children and I into the community during our time in Granton. Sending condolences from all of us.

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