Assman's Funeral Chapel

1908 Queensway Street, Prince George, BC


Barbara May Del Pieve Gobbi

December 31, 1939January 11, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother and wife, Barbara. She was born in Atlin, BC on December 31, 1939 and passed away of heart failure the morning of January 11, 2020 at Simon Fraser Lodge in Prince George, BC.

She had recently enjoyed the celebration of her 80th birthday surrounded by family.

Barbara is survived by Gregory, her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, and her children Rena, Jenine (Dale), Nichole, Mike (Judy), David, Frances (Jeffrey) Anderson, Vanya (Allan) Pfannmuller, Philip (Nancy); and grandchildren Julian, Kira, and Arianna Sapach, Mary and Munro Anderson, and Sophie Gobbi.

Throughout her life Barbara made it her mission to advocate for life. She worked tirelessly in the pro-life movement and Catholic Women’s League of Canada, CWL. Her work involved, but was not limited to, writing hundreds of letters to the editors of various newspapers and politicians. She was elected to and served on the board of the Prince George Hospital for many years. Likewise, she served as the local president of the Pro-Life S¬¬ociety for 10 years in Prince George and an additional 10 years on the Sunshine Coast. She was a member of the CWL for many years, serving in roles as both Parish and Diocesan President. Barbara also had a generous and hospitable heart toward those in need.

Barbara worked as a primary teacher in both the public and Catholic school systems. Her teaching career began in 1958 at Stone Creek School, also including Austin Road, Blackburn, Blewett (Nelson), 2nd Street School (Burnaby), and Carney Hill. She spent the majority of her career teaching at Sacred Heart Elementary School.

There will be prayers for Barbara at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 16. The funeral (with Mass) will be 2:00 PM on Friday, January 17 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. All are welcome! Wheelchair access is available.


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Barbara May Del Pieve Gobbi

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