D’Artois, Barbara Konstance (née Bond)—passed away peacefully at the Lakeshore General Hospital, on 25 December 2021. Wife of Gyles René (d. 2011); Sister of Pat Macdonald (d. 1992) and Elizabeth Ritchie (Bob); Mother to Pete, Kathie (Ian) and Karen; Grandmother to Lauren and Jamie. A private burial was held at Rideau Memorial Gardens. With grateful thanks to the dedicated Staff, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakeshore General Foundation are appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas. 514-695-7979, Voluntas.ca
Louise CormierDecember 28, 2021 at 1:51 pm
Barbara will be missed – from her smile, to her kind words to all of her writings – resumés of conferences, newsworthy summaries of events and of course her Sunday reflection found in the Missal.
Noreen AtwoodDecember 28, 2021 at 2:17 pm
We will miss Barbara’s gentle wisdom, quiet kidness, wilingness to pitch in when help is needed, and hbeautifuyl smile.
WENDY AITKENDecember 28, 2021 at 4:23 pm
We will miss Barb for her kindness, creativity, hospitality and wisdom. When she couldn’t get out to committee meetings that didn’t stop her – she invited us to her home. We enjoyed her writings and insights that she shared in her online reflections. I will particularly miss her quiet enthusiasm and encouragement and belief in the goodness and beauty found in people and all around us in our world.
Maria BaggDecember 30, 2021 at 4:09 pm
Barbara inspired me, a person of deep faith who listened with sensitivity and empathy to another’s experience, and was always ready to help and engage in whatever way she could. Her summaries and reflections on the contents of days of recollection, retreats, or group encounters called us forth to further awareness and commitment.