It is with broken hearts the family of Barbara Ann Arsenault announce her passing at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Wednesday September 9, 2020. Born in Saint John on April 24, 1946, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Anna (McNeill) Roy. Barbara worked as a Kindergarten teacher, and was very involved with and the St. Joachim’s CWL since 1963, the Boys and Girls club, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, the Sussex Breast Cancer support group.
Barb was also a prominent figure in local sports in the Saint John area for many years.
Barbara is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Peter; her loving sons: Douglas (Linda) of Saint John and Wade (Anne) of Smithtown; her sister Suzanne Milne (Rob) of Guelph, ON; her grandchildren: Andrew (Colleen) and Samantha (Tyler); her great-granddaughter Isabella; her niece Krista Nolan (Dave); great nieces Charlotte and Evey and great nephew Oscar; as well as by many extended family members and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424). A celebration of life will be held from Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Please note that physical distancing restrictions will be observed during the gathering, and masks are strongly recommended.
Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Donations in memory of Barb may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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Canadian Cancer Society - Saint John/Kings Unit
133 Prince William Street, Saint John NB E2L 3T5
Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick
580 Main Street, Suite B210, Saint John NB E2K 1J5