Barbara Marion Grosklog (Schimmens)
March 4, 1928 - September 8, 2018
Her final lesson has been taught...Life is short!
At a wonderful age of 90, Barb leaves on this earth, her Son Garry (Linda); Grandson Shawn and his children Taylor, Hilary and Tom; Granddaughter Dana (Mike) and their children Megan and Nic; her sisters Iris (Bob) and Lois (Boker); her special niece Sam (Joe) and their boys Sonny, Shane and Nathan; Tammy (Bob), Wanda (Chris), Bonnie (Jack), Mark, Judy, Debbie and Brenda and their spouses and children.
She will be greatly missed by Linda G., Barry and Colleen, Francis, Doris, Sue, Dorothy, Marlene, all the White Lake crew, teacher's groups from Hardwood Lake to Petawawa, Lions Club, widows group, and many former dance partners at "The Barn". Lastly, her favourite companion Binky and his side kick Mittens.
Barb was predeceased by her Husband Lavern (1983), brother Blake (1964) and her parents Martha and Bill Schimmens.
A teacher at the age of 18 until her final tutoring at the age of 80, her passion for learning and continuing education defined who she was. The eldest of four children, growing up in the depression years, Barb learned the value of hard work, a trait she passed down to many. A lover of skiing, snowmobiling, motorcycling and dancing, Barb loved to entertain. Her door was always open and if you needed a bed, a meal, advice or just an ear to listen, her home was the place to be. You never left her table hungry and there was always room for more.
Our family is privileged to have been able to share her with so many of you over the years. It was Barb's wish to have no wake and no funeral. She was cremated and a Celebration of Barb's life will be held at;
The United Church
Saturday, October 20th at 2:00pm
A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses and staff at both the Pembroke Regional Hospital and St. Francis Memorial Hospital, for the care and compassion you showed during Barb's stay with you.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Her message to everyone:
Live each day as if it were your last. Forgive and forget. And most important...
Dance, Dance, Dance!