Oshawa Funeral Home


Barbara Anne Eismont

July 19, 1932November 29, 2018

Peacefully at The Village of Taunton Mills, Whitby on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Fred Eismont. Loving mother of Wendy (Bruce) and Fred (Julie). Loving grandmother of Kathryn, Heather, Alexandra and Samantha. Dear sister of Audrey and predeceased by Shirley. Dear sister of Edward (Gwen), Norman (Marilyn), Richard (Jackie) and predeceased by George (Martha). Barb and Fred grew up and married in Hamilton and moved to Oshawa where they raised their family and developed long-lasting friendships. Barb and Fred loved entertaining friends and family. Barb had an incredibly positive outlook on life that touched all who were in her presence. A special thank you to the staff at The Village of Taunton Mills who were a second family to Barb. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Saturday December 8th at 10:30 a.m. until time of Celebration of Life Service in the Chapel at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations in Barb’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 8, 2018

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, December 8, 2018


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Laurie Pickles-Minorgan

January 20, 2019

When my parents, George and Sadie Pickles, moved to Oshawa, Fred and Barb Eismont were the first people they met. Both families lived, for a time, in an apartment complex on Adelaide Avenue. My dad and Fred both worked for Customs & Excise while my mom and Barb worked at City Hall. They became fast friends, a friendship that lasted the remainder of their lives. Growing up they were Uncle Fred and Aunt Barb to my sister and I. They had many interests in common and traveled together on several occasions. Barb had a wonderful smile, an infectious laugh and a great sense of fun. She complimented Fred, who was known for his quick wit and dry sense of humour. I think Barb really loved life - they all did. I know that was the message I took away from Barb and Fred, my parents, the Adamkovics, the Bowens and the Leith's as I grew up witnessing their friendship and their shenanigans.

My condolences to Wendy, Fred and their families. My love to you Barb.

Yvonne Hiemstra

December 10, 2018

Dear Wendy, Fred and families;
I just heard of your Mom's passing yesterday from Gerry Brooks and although late, I had to send you my sincere sympathies. Indeed, your Mom had an amazingly positive outlook on life and seemed to relish in any social event (especially football games involving the Hamilton Ticats as I recall). I still remember her laughter and how welcoming she was to me when we were playing after school in your basement. Both your parents were very kind to me and I shall always remember your Dad's dry sense of humour. I'm sorry for their passing and that another milestone in life has passed. My parents are still struggling in their own home but just barely. Our Mom has Alzheimer's so very sad and frustrating for all. They are on the waiting list for Taunton Mills as well. I know you have so many wonderful memories to get you through this sad time. I wish you all the best. Love, Yvonne

Heather Longboat (nee Ritchie)

December 7, 2018

Wendy and Freddy,
You were fortunate to have had a mother as wonderful as Barb. Her giggles and energy permeated the entire room where she was. When she teamed up with Audrey, you never knew what was going to happen next. My mother (Auntie Em) and dad (Uncle Harry) loved having her visit. The amount of laughter caused as she attempted to learn bridge or to decorate cakes is just one of the memories I will treasure. My dad loved the picture of your mom in the cowgirl attire for one of the Dofasco Christmas party segments.
She was, and will always remain, one of my favourite cousins.

Colin White

December 7, 2018


Sorry to hear the news. When I think of the old times now, she and your Dad were both pretty darn tolerant of a lot of our shenanigans. That made your basement a great place to hang out- for us, not so much for them.

And the Barb-O-Mart was always well stocked with whatever victuals were needed on short notice for weekend trips. Never a peep from her about missing steaks. We'll all miss her.

David and Christine Hobson

December 7, 2018

Very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies and warmest thoughts are with you at this time.

The Hobsons

Philippa (Chic) Blair

December 6, 2018

My deepest condolences to you, Barb's family. May your happy memories of precious times spent with your Mother/Grandmother, sustain you through this painful period.
I know that I am not alone , with my many memories of your Mothers great sense of humour and good nature during the time she worked at the City of Oshawa. There are many others that she worked with, whose lives she touched positively in the workplace.
My Sincere sympathies, and may God Bless and sustain you with his love through this period...Chic Blair (Grey)

Ruth Lafarga

December 6, 2018

Fred and Julie, We were saddened to learn of your mother's death and wish to express our deepest sympathies. Ruth and Gel Lafarga

Joy Graham

December 3, 2018

My deepest sympathy Wendy, Fred and families on the loss of your dear mom.
I have many fond memories of Barb, and working with her and being a friend with her as well meant a lot to me. We always had some laughs, shared many family memories and I will always keep those memories with me.
Barb was a wonderful mom, grandmother and friend to so many.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
In sympathy,
Joy Graham