Barbara Elaine NEMETH

May 21, 1937September 3, 2020

Barbara Elaine Nemeth (Van Midde) passed away peacefully in the early morning of 3 September 2020 at Chilliwack General Hospital.

Barbara was born on 21 May 1937 in Sault Ste Marie, ON. An RCAF medical assistant, she was in Whitehorse NT when she met the love of her life Donald Robert Franklin Nemeth. Married on 28 June 1958, they followed Don’s career moving to Canadian Forces Bases across Canada and Germany before settling permanently in Chilliwack, BC. During their various postings, Barbara transitioned to a civilian career as a Licenced Practical Nurse working at Toronto Western Hospital and Parkholm Place in Chilliwack. Always ready to lend a hand, Barbara belonged to all orders of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Eastern Star and was on the altar guild for St. Thomas Church.

Barbara leaves to mourn three daughters Leslie (Ab), Sandra (Al), Christine (Derek), brother Gordon (Deanna), brother-in-law Robert (Roma), grandchildren Eric, Sean, Katie, Peter, and great-grandson Austin. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, son David, sister Marie and brother Paul.

Funeral service will be held at one o’clock, 14 September 2020 at Henderson Funeral Home in Chilliwack BC. The event will be officiated by Rev Jennifer Burgoyne and live streamed online. Barbara will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Live Streamed on Chilliwack

    Monday, September 14, 2020



Barbara Elaine NEMETH

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Claire Morgan (nee Warner)

September 21, 2020

To Leslie, Sandra & Christine

Sending our heart felt condolences, love & hugs at this very sad time.

From Claire, Nathan & George XXX

Ali Bond

September 19, 2020

Dear Leslie, Sandra, Christine & family,
We were so sorry to hear that your Mum had passed away. She was such an amazing person and brought such happiness to everyone.
I remember when you all came to stay with us in Rowhedge. We had such a lovely time, your Mum and Dad were always such fun and so loving. Then when Emma and I came out to stay with you in Toronto, you all made us feel so welcome and those memories will stay with us forever.
Although time doesn’t heal, it does help us cope with losing someone dear and you will find the strength from each other to help you through this difficult time.
Your Mum is now reunited with your Dad and God will beckon them with an outstretched hand and whisper softly of an unknown land.
With all our love, Ali, Charlotte, Laurie, Graz and Lana xxx

Heather Wilcox ( Bond)

September 15, 2020

To: Leslie, Sandra, Chris and the entire family.
Our hearts go out to you all at this very sad time. Your wonderful Mum, Barbara will be missed by everyone who met her! She was kind, generous, loving, huge fun to be around. Barb knew how to keep a secret and loved surprising people. She did this many times on holidays that we had with you 3 girls and your Mum and Dad. All those precious memories made in BC ....... visits to Dairy Queen!! And in Winnipeg plus here in England! She loved her family and friends, she was the most loving Caring person ever! I will miss her funny stories, her lovely happy voice on the other end of the phone! Chatting to Barb was quite simply a tonic.
We will all miss her greatly, beyond words and you girls can hopefully take some comfort in knowing your lovely Mum made such a massive impression and touched so many lives! She was a very special lady.
Rest in peace dear Barbara, You and Don will stay in our hearts always.
With love. Heather Kevin Clare Gemma Steve George and Alfie xx xx

Terry Carson

September 14, 2020

To Leslie ,Sandra & Christine and Families. Linda & I are saddened by the loss of your mom and our condolences to you all. After watching the service today and the tributes to her along with the slide show of family pictures I am reminded of how much Barb was like her mother. My aunt and your great aunt Rhoda was always ready to help someone out who was in need and would do so without hesitation and with no regard to whether she could afford it or whether she was inconvenienced . I was truly reminded today that Barb was so much like that . She will be missed by her family and many others

Jan Depocas

September 14, 2020

To The Nemeth Family!
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Barb. What a lady!
In the short few years I knew her, she was full of life and would help anyone who needed it.
She sure could tell a good joke.
I like what someone else said;- always remembered :)

Lynn Barker

September 14, 2020

Your Mom was a very dear friend to my family and me. My son took his first steps while your Mom and Dad looked after him so I could finish the last course for my degree. I will greatly miss her assistance with my knitting challenges. Hugs to everyone. Lynnie ( Lynn)

LaVaun Dainard-Handy

September 14, 2020

Barb was such a giving caring lady. She always made you feel so welcome in her home. As a Rebekah she gave selflessly of her time and energy. I will always remember Barb with the fondest of memories and miss her calm smiling nature.

My heart goes out to her family at this time. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you have collected through the years. Receive strength from knowing that so many share your grief and are sending you warm loving thoughts, with huge hugs included. God bless.

Jean Knutson

September 14, 2020

RIP Barb..I will forever remember Barb for her infectious laugh, but most of all for her generosity..
Condolences to the family. Jean & Neil

Gemma Warner

September 14, 2020

To Leslie, Sandra & Christine, We share with you our condolences at this very sad time. Barbara was an amazing woman and she will always be remembered by us all.
With love from all of us over the pond in the UK.
Heather, Kevin, Gemma, Clare, George, Steve and Alfie. xxxxxx

Donald & Wendy Mudford

September 9, 2020

From Napier, New Zealand.
It has been a pleasure to have known Barbara, such a lovely Lady . We enjoyed their company here when they travelled around New Zealand. Barbara has kept in touch, for many years with her interesting letters about her family and the many activities that she has been involved with "helping others".
To Leslie,Sandra & Christine we send our Sincere Condolence.
Our thoughts are very much with you during this sad time.
" Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of His hand"