Mrs. Barbara Helena Pieters

October 19, 1927February 20, 2021

Barbara passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at age 93. She went to be with her Creator and those who have gone before her. We are grateful for our time together and have been blessed with having her in our lives. She will be missed.

As a single young woman, Barbara emigrated by boat from the Netherlands to Canada, and arriving by train in Alberta and immediately said, “This is my country.” Barbara is survived by four children: Roger (Susan), James, Tanda and Larissa, and eight grandchildren: Joshua, Elliot, Elizabeth, Miriam, Sarah, Kelsie, Annika and Kianna. In 2008 she was predeceased by her husband of forty-nine years, Gus.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada serving isolated communities around the world (


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Mrs. Barbara Helena Pieters

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Angie Day

March 1, 2021

Dear Tanda, Roger, James & Larissa,
We were saddened to read of your mom’s passing. She will be very missed by her “kids” & grandkids.
Your mom was caring, smart, practical and had a fantastic sense of humor.
Our mom loved visiting & later phone visits with your mom. They were alike in many ways . Immigrants who bravely came to a new country, started from scratch , worked hard to do well for their family & had a faith in God they were secure in.
I picture your mom in heaven with many of the Chalmers gang having a great visit and laughing so much.! We miss our mom but are thankful she was our mom for so long. May you have this peace & comfort.
Love, The Graven Girls....Angie & Joanne

Jeannette (Netje) Hamilton

February 24, 2021

Always thought of as my second mom. So many memories after almost 65 years. The car trips down south to visit the farm, and how she handled the situation when one of the tires blew out, so scary but she remained calm. I will miss our phone calls with all the news about the animals, especially the cat colony! Tante Babs was one of the most caring individuals I have known in my life - I am especially thankful for her friendship with my mom over the years even though they were many miles apart. My heart is heavy but I know she is where she will be welcomed with open arms and that she leaves behind a loving family with their own memories to remember her by. God speed. With much love, Net