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Thursday March 8, 2018

BARBARA JEAN MACINTYRE

(nee Moor)

Barb passed away peacefully, on February 20, 2018 at the age of 90, after a lengthy illness, comforted by her family. Barb is survived by her three sons, Peter (Sandra), Jim (Liz Joy) and John (Beth Sangster); and four grandchildren, Laura, Peter, Tyler and Grace who will miss their 'Nana.' Barb's sister, Joyce Macdonald; brother, Herb Moor (Winn); and all of their extended families, will miss Barb's strong dedication to her family. Barb was born on December 14, 1927 in Sarnia, Ontario to Herbert Hutcheson Moor and Margaret Jean (Jamieson) Moor. Barb attended University of Toronto, graduating in 1948, with a Bachelor of Arts from University College and relocated to Edmonton in 1949 working for the Federal Government. She married Donald Alexander Macintyre in February 1949, and provided a loving home for the subsequent arrival of her three sons. Don was transferred by Imperial Oil to Toronto in 1956, and the family relocated to Etobicoke. Barb enjoyed life to its fullest and was active in leadership roles in a number of organizations making a huge contribution to the Etobicoke Community. She was involved in the local School Councils, Community Planning Council and the Etobicoke and Metro Toronto Volunteer Bureaus for many years. She later worked and used her compassion for others as an intake counsellor at the Donwood Institute, until her retirement. Barb lived in Etobicoke for the rest of her life including many years at Tapestry Village Gate where she leaves many great friends. Through her parents and her great-aunt 'Missie,' Barb caught the travel bug early and travelled extensively well into her late 80s. Her passport has numerous entries from all continents, being especially fond of France where she had lived for three years as a child. Her most memorable trip was in 2001 when she took all of her family including all four of her grandchildren to the South of France for a 15 day odyssey, which was the subject of many fond memories and great stories. Barb will be most remembered by her numerous close friends and will be missed by all those who she touched as a great mother, grandmother, daughter, niece, sister, aunt and friend. A special thanks to the staff at Deerwood Creek Care Centre, for their amazing care for Barb over the final months of her life. A celebration of Barb's life will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. West in Etobicoke, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. and service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (jdrf.ca) or Doctors Without Borders (doctorswithoutborders.ca) in Barb's honour would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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