Barbara May McFarlane (Ritchie)October 13, 1940 ~ November 8, 2017
Born in Stonewall, MB, Barbara attended school in Lethbridge and Calgary AB; she was employed by Marshal Auto Wreckers in Lethbridge, Marshal & Donlevy Printing in Calgary, Philips Cable in Regina, operated Barb’s Bed & Breakfast in Whitehorse where she also sold 5th Avenue Jewellery.
Barbara married Blaine McFarlane July 17, 1965 in Calgary. They moved to Whitehorse in 1986 and retired to Tagish in 1995. In 1996, they became snowbirds travelling south to Arizona for the winter months. Barbara enjoyed cooking and entertaining; she loved dancing, doing crafts, attending aquasize classes and teaching life skills to our nephews and nieces. She was a very intelligent, loving lady who will be missed.
Predeceased by her mother, Barbara Ritchie (Bruce), brother James Bruce Ritchie, niece Brenda Lynne Ritchie, father William Beveridge Ritchie, stepmother May Ritchie (Coleman) and uncle Jock Ritchie. Survived by husband, Blaine Arthur McFarlane, brother-in-law Bryant McFarlane (Marian), sister-in-law Susan Crockett (McFarlane), nephews Alan Ritchie (Sharon), David McFarlane, Todd McFarlane (Dana), Gary Hillaby (Ali), Brent Hillaby (Sarah); niece Michelle La France (Sean); 6 grandnephews & nieces: Nicole Segstra (Torin), Scott Ritchie (Tina), Fynn McFarlane, Ethan La France, Austin La France and Adam Hillaby; and 4 great-grand nephews & nieces: Triston Segstra, Landon Segstra, Benjamin Ritchie and Samantha Ritchie.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Barbara at the Golden Age Society on Sunday, November 26th at 1:30pm.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Calgary & Arizona at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.