Barbara Meryl GRAUMAN

Passed away on June 6, 2021

Grauman, Barbara Meryl (nee West)

It is with extreme sadness we wish to advise that Barbara Grauman (nee West) passed away peacefully June 6th, 2021.

Barbara is survived by her sister Darlene.

She was born at Elk Point, Alberta, to Betty and Colin West, who farmed north of Clandonald, Alberta. She attended Louise Lake School in the Landonville District for grades 1 to 8, Vermillion Junior High for grade 9, and Kitscoy High for grades 10 to 12. She went on to become a Comptometer Operator. Shortly after, she married the love of her life, Robert John Grauman from Clandonald, Alberta in 1961. Following marriage, they lived in Scarborough, Ontario for 14 years, then after missing the west, returned to Alberta in 1975.

Barbara had been working for Environment Canada while in Toronto, then transferred to Edmonton, where she eventually moved to the Federal Department of Forestry as a pay clerk, retiring at the end of May 1996.

Over the years she and Robert pursued their love of travel. Many trips were made abroad touring Europe, while others covered the U.S. including Hawaii and Alaska, plus Yukon and NWT. Sadly she lost Robert in 2013.

Barbara took great interest in meeting and talking with people, thus making many, many friends. These people were so very important to her and she to them. As a result, this has left a great void in all of our lives.

Barbara and Robert have had special cats in their lives, with Oliver the last one, who is now with special friends and giving them great pleasure.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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


Barbara Meryl GRAUMAN

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Mim Keryliuk

June 20, 2021

I was very saddened when I heard the news that Barb had passed. Barb was one of the first people that I had contact with when I started at Northern. She was always there to help this new kid on the block with whatever I was searching out. She was very knowledgeable, helpful, thoughtful and kind, to me and all those who worked with her over the years. Barb will be dearly missed.


Janet Matyaschuk

June 18, 2021

Sincere sympathy to you Darlene on Barbara's passing you will miss her always. I had such an affinity with her cause of our love of cats. She is at peace now

Marty Alexander

June 18, 2021

Barb was a special lady. She was an absolute terrific pay & benefits clerk at the Northern Forestry Centre in Edmonton. I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. Marty Alexander

Hugh Stewart

June 17, 2021

Barb always had a smile on her face. She was always willing to help out even during the Kananaskis times. She helped me in so many ways.

Norman Walker

June 16, 2021

Barbara was always a very happy and helpful person. There was only sunshine in her day.
Norman Walker

Joe De Franceschi

June 15, 2021

I knew Barb from her work at the Northern Forestry Centre. She was a wonderful person - thoughtful, sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, and always willing to stop her work to help with any problem. She never missed a chance to socialize with staff at various events and she always made you feel like you mattered. She will be missed by many people.

Joe De Franceschi

Avery Ascher

June 15, 2021

I will always have very fond memories of Barbara from when I worked at the Northern Forestry Centre in Edmonton. So warm, thoughtful, and genuinely interested in what was happening in her fellow employees' lives. She and Connie made their shared office a welcoming place. Sending my love to her family.

Ron Hall

June 15, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family of Barbara Grauman. Barb worked at the Northern Forestry Centre of the Canadian Forest Service. I remember her always as a helpful and happy person who enjoyed the people that she worked with. Many retirees will remember her service and contributions over the years and will be saddened to hear of this news.

Please know she was respected and appreciated during her working years with us.

Ron Hall
Retired Research Scientist

Anne Knull

June 10, 2021

So saddened by cousin Barb’s passing. We shared so many great times over the years. Will miss her so much. Rest In Peace Barbara….love you. ❤️

Lyn Kirkland

June 10, 2021

So saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. Our thoughts are with you Darlene and the extended family. It was our pleasure to be able to meet up with Barbara and you on our many visits to Canada. From John, Lyn, Kay and Owen Dorey in Australia