Green Funeral Home


Barbara Ann Raine

April 4, 1948November 6, 2020

It is with broken hearts that, we, the family of Barbara Ann Raine Announce her passing on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the age of 72.

Barb was born on April 4, 1948 in Dryden, ON. Over the years, she resided in the Dryden area, Thunder Bay and Fort Frances. No matter where she went, she left a trail of happiness, effortless love and memories. She was a hard worker and made many friends whom she worked with at MacMillian Bloedel, Rainy Lake Hotel and Lake Despair Lodge.

Her greatest loves were her family, her friends, camping and fishing with Rick...especially when the day ended around a campfire. She always had a story to tell, and a novel to be read. With Barb, there was never a shortage of laughs, and quite often you'd laugh so hard the tears ran down your legs.

You could always find her with a smile on her face, but watch out for that twinkle in her eye! She was as mischievous as they came; leave her unattended and there would be vodka in the meatballs. However, she truly was a master-chef in the kitchen, even if there were only two ingredients. Her recipes were one of a kind and were often done in the forms of: 'dash', 'glug' and 'pinch'.

Barbara may have been small but she was mighty. If there was a will, there was a way....especially due to her stubbornness. She was so resilient as a cancer survivor, so stoic throughout her years with lung disease and her courageous strength will always be idolized.

She leaves behind her husband Rick Lindholm; children Shelley (Andrew) Halow, Twilla (Shawn) Stewart, and Brent Raine; grandchildren Jacob, Andrea, Mitchell, Jeffery, Curtis, Jaymie, Levi and Dylan; great grandchildren Kayden, Chloe, Sophia; siblings Patsy Cameron and Rocky (Adeline) Cameron; sister-in-law Sophie Cameron; brother-in-law Dorian (Judy) Lindholm; as well as many nieces and nephews.

We weren't her only loved ones. Mom also loved her Lake Despair Family, for which we are forever grateful to each and everyone of you!

Barb was predeceased by her parents Allan and Helmy Cameron; siblings Scotty Cameron, Loretta Barboni, Verna Larocque and Darrell Peterson; parents-in-law Bruno and Mary Lindholm.

As per Barb's wishers, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. To honour our Mom. we will wait until a time when we can gather together without the restrictions of the pandemic. We know that our Mom would want for us to get together to eat, laugh and share stories.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Lung Association in care of Green Funeral Home, Box 427, 600 Reid Avenue, Fort Frances, ON, P9A 3M8.

"Don't worry, I'm fine"

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Anna Cunningham

November 20, 2020

Barb was a beautiful person and is an amazing soul. She was always quick to share a smile and a kind word. It was a blessing to experience her in this life. I extend heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. May you find love and joy in fond memories of Barb and times spent together. There is no end, only shifts in energy between one place and the next. Smile because she is always with you. (Thank you, Barb, for your positive presence in our lives.)

Vicki Jewell

November 16, 2020

Thinking of you Rick and your family. Our deepest sympathies.

Vicki and Wayne Jewell

Nancy Brisson

November 14, 2020

The laughs we shared (yes running down our legs haha), the memories created and the wonderful times spent at the “cabin” were unforgettable; seriously some of the best times of my life! I am so blessed to have been a part of her life and I will cherish those memories forever ❤️❤️ She was one of a kind and will be missed xo

Nita McLean

November 14, 2020

I could write a book filled with memories of Barb. She was such an amazing woman and will be forever missed.

rockford cameron

November 14, 2020

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady. Our sincere condolences go out to Rick, Shelley, Twila, Brent and families. She was one of a kind, the best sister and friend that a person would ever want, she will be lovingly remembered and missed. Rocky and Adeline.

Shelley Halow

November 14, 2020

Judy Carmody

November 9, 2020

Thinking of you Rick, may she rest in peace now. Condolences to all of the family.
Glenn & Judy Carmody


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