OBITUARY

Barbara Halmshaw

October 1, 1931September 4, 2019

Barbara Halmshaw was born on October 1, 1931 and passed away on September 4, 2019.

Services

  • Witness Cremation Saturday, September 14, 2019

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Barbara Halmshaw

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Paul Hugill

September 11, 2019

I first became aware of Barbara (my second cousin once removed) from an email from her son David in March 2002, asking if I might be related to her, as her maiden name was Hugill and we had been born in the same town in Yorkshire. This led to the most amazing trail of discovery, first confirming that Barbara and I were indeed cousins, then continuing to the wonderful discovery of two half sisters to Barbara, long suspected but never located and confirmed for nearly 60 years. I finally got to meet Barbara and her husband Ken In September 2005 and were given a tour of the highlights of Vancouver. After that we maintained correspondence and exchange of Christmas cards until her husband Ken passed away in 2013.
I wish we had found time to pay another visit but these things are always left too late. But it has been a real pleasure to have known her and to have shared wonderful family moments with her.
Rest in peace Barbara.
Love Paul