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Barbara Ann Stone (McArthur)

July 25, 1942 - April 3, 2021


At 1:20 pm on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 Barbara Stone passed away surrounded by her children, grandchildren, sister Arlene and brother-in-law Terry.  Barb spent the morning visiting with family and with beautiful music she requested playing in the background.  Barbara passed away peacefully holding her daughter Brenda’s hand.

Barbara had decided years ago that she would write her own obituary and after many re-writes she left it with us to share. . .

Obituary by Barbara Stone

I have left my worldly life, by choice, to meet up with Wayne and family to carry on with my next journey.

Born in Kimberley, I graduated Selkirk High School in 1960 and began working for May Slade, Kimberley Daily Bulletin.

Wayne and I moved to Cranbrook in 1967 before venturing to the Coast, living in North Delta from 1973 to 2000.

The East Kootenays called us back and we built our dream home at Moyie Lake in the Village where we resided until present day.

Family, friends, reading, gardening, quilting, volunteering, laughing and white wine were my joys.

Wayne departed unexpectedly on December 20, 2020.

I leave behind my son Blair, wife Karena, grandchildren Joshua and Kristina from Port Coquitlam and my daughter Brenda, spouse Kerry and grand-daughter Sarah of White Rock.

I also leave a large extended family including my brother Robert “Dexter” McArthur, his wife Joann of Kimberley and three sisters; Arlene Staples and husband Terry of Cranbrook; Nancy McArthur (Billy) of Horne Lake, Vancouver Island and Debra Gilmour (Peter) of Kimberley.  Nieces Jacqueline Jean, Jean Ann, Delayne, Raegen, Dayna, Kathleen and Amy. Nephews Danny, Paul, Gray, Brad and Shaun, Great Nieces and Nephews, and very special brothers-in-law Leon Pommier and David Zevich.

With a smile and a promise that we would party instead of cry, Barbara left this world her own way, beautifully dressed, lipstick on, nails and toes freshly painted with final words “I love you all”.

“Wasn’t that a party!”  Cheers and love to our mom, our Nana, our Aunt and our Friend!

If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in memory of Barbara to the Palliative Care Unit, c/o East Kootenay Foundation for Health – 13 – 24th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3H9.


Some people have a special light

around them from the day they are born . . .

It shines brightly and makes them stand

out in a crowd.  You are

one of those people!  

Your heart is always open, ready to share

or just listen to those in need. 

Your arms are always ready with a hug

and a reminder that God has a plan. 

Thank you for the inspiration

you are and for the bright light

that shines as you.

You are a shining star!



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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jacqueline Jean Pommier
Relation: Niece

Aunty Barbara was more then just an Aunt .,She was one of my best friends . We shared good times and bad times but mostly fun times . I will miss her but I cherish my beautiful memories . I love 💕 you Aunty Barbara

From: Patty & Mark Barrett
Relation: Neighbour and friend

Our deepest condolences

From: Wendy Brunell
Relation: Moyie friend

Barbara was a wonderful caring woman. She and Wayne are together again and are now watching you all with pride from above.
Sending heartfelt thoughts, Wendy and Lew

From: Jennifer, Chad and Adrian Storteboom
Relation: Friend

We will miss you so much Barbara. One of your favourite memories that you most often shared with us was from one Halloween evening. Little Adrian decided to walk into the home of yourself and Wayne, undress and continue to plunk himself into your reclining chair, stating that he was done trick or treating. You laughed with so much joy and loved the fact that he felt so at home. This is also one of our fondest memories of his childhood.

From: Harriet Green
Relation: Lived in Kimberley ( Chapman Camp) and best friends with Arlene , Barbs sister

Barb, a friend of my heart, The daylight is gone —–
The Kindest , the Dearest — Oh judge by the tear,
I now shed while I name her, how kind and how dear.
Sweet are my cherished memories ..(The Remember Kimberley reunions ) and big sister to my Dear friend “Arlene”
Peace: Harriet

From: The Chilton's
Relation: Moyie Neighbour & Friends

Our Deepest Condolence
Your Parents Will Always Have A Special Spot In Our Hearts
The Community Of Moyie Will Miss Them Very Much

From: Steve & Joy Fera
Relation: Friends

Sending sympathy to you all in the loss of Barbara. We will miss both Wayne and Barbara at Moyie Lake this summer. We were blessed to have known them.

From: Michelle Bell
Relation: Brenda’s best friend

Barbie was a bright light in this world. So many great memories along with laughs over the past 30+ years. A beautiful woman inside and out now onto her next journey. She will be forever in our hearts ♥️. Many rainbows Barbie!

From: Dan Pommier
Relation: Nephew

Auntie Barb was a fantastic Aunt and good friend. We already miss her very much but her memory lives on. I am so grateful to have had her in my life.

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