DEXTER – Barbara E., 88, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Harborview Haven, Lunenburg on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
Born in Milton on October 16th, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Myrtle (Wier) Dexter.
Barbara was educated in Milton and attended High School in Liverpool walking back and forth every day. She taught school in her late teens in Lunenburg County then took training to become a nurse at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. Following her training, Barbara worked in the Annapolis Royal Hospital, the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, as well as hospitals in Vancouver and Kelowna, BC. She provided nursing care to native villages in British Columbia by flying from Powell River. She studied Operating Room Techniques in Winnipeg General and cared for TB patients in Foot Hills Hospital in Calgary, AB. She returned to Nova Scotia and studied Public Health at Dalhousie and travelled to Belfast, Ireland to study mid-wifery and work in various hospitals in Ireland and Scotland. She was a life long member of the Gospel Assembly Hall in Ninevah, Lunenburg County.
She is survived by her sisters Joan Deeks of Milton, Joyce Denno of Vancouver, BC, sister-in-law Anne Dexter of Digby, brothers William (Norma) of Kenora, ON, Warren (Florence) of Milton, Noel (Jean) of Beach Meadows and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters Doris Roditi, Madeline and brothers Paul and Harvey.
Visitation will be Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 from 7 until 9 p.m. and funeral service will be Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. both in Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Pastor Bruce Barkhouse officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later time. Family flowers only, donations may be made to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Viv Croft (Whynot)
To Barb’s family
Sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. She will be missed by many. I remember mom taking my younger sisters to the clinic at the Masonic Hall in Milton for their needles and Barb was one of the nurses. RIP sweet lady……..
So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Robin &Doug Sperry
Joan sorry to hear about your sisters passing .You are in our prayers.
Shirley and Paul Neals
Joan and family, we would like to express our sincere sympathies on the loss of your sister. God bless you all !
Warren and Noel – you were wonderful to our sister Barbara. She often told me how lucky she was to have brothers like you. You two were her family. We will miss her but we also have wonderful memories of her and her kindness and generosity of spirit. She is in a wonderful place now and all that sickness is behind her.
Joyce and Rodney
To the family of Barb Dexter;
I have good memories of Barb’s visits as a health nurse after the birth of our older sons. She was always welcome – her wealth of information, encouragement, and kindness were so helpful to a young mother. What a wonderful woman who accomplished so much and helped so many over the course of her lifetime. RIP Barb.
To. Barbs Family,
I was fortunate to have met Barb about 35 years ago following the birth of my daughter. It was her job to call on us as we had just become first time parents and to this day I can remember and appreciate those visits.She was truely a fine lady and will be missed.. My deepest sympathy….
I, too, was fortunate to have met Barb after the birth of my son in 1981. I always looked forward to her visits and looked up to her as a kind, knowledgeable woman. I had always heard good things about her, an entire community will miss her greatly.
Sherri & Walter Miller
Warren,Noel,Joan,Joyce and all the family:
We were sorry to hear of Barb’s passing,we knew her for a long time and she was a very soft spoken and gentle person.Our condolences to you all.
I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family. The loss of a love one brings much grief and agony, but there is so much comfort that can be found in God’s word the bible. The promise of a resurrection at John 5:28, 29 and death will be no more at Revelation 21:3, 4. Taking in true knowledge of the true God and his son Jesus, assures us eternal life. (John 17:3)
Dear Jean and Noel:
I am so sorry to see Barbara’s obituary in the paper this morning.
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Katherine Archibald nee Legge
Sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing . Such a sweet lady . Always a big smile and a gentle lady, MANY A Sunday I spent at church with her .A women of great faith and convictions ..You are resting in the arms of Jesus as he gathered you in his flock. .For ever remembered and missed .
John & Peggy Whynot
So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Such a lovely lady. Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you, her family, at this sad time.
To Noel, Jean and family, Barbara was a lovely, smart, independent lady. I saw her at Ridgewood in February, I believe, and spoke with her. She still had that nice smile. Sounds like she touched a lot of people in her lifetime. Regards, Doris
Mauirce & Betty Whynott
Joan & Family: Sorry for your loss. Prayers and deepest sympathy .
Dear Joan: I am so sorry you have lost Barbara. She was a lovely lady. My sincere condolences.
Frank and Jane Croft
So sorry to hear of the passing of Barbara. She was the Sweetest Lady I have ever knew. Always greeting you with a wonderful smile. My Sincerest Condolences. Rest In Peace Dearest Barbara
My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
I am sorry for the loss of Barbara to family, neighbours, friends, and everyone she helped in her lifetime. I did not know Barbara personally, but I do know that she was loved by Joyce, Warren, and Noel who were Barbara’s help over the last years.
Eddie and Jean Deyermond.
So very sorry to hear of the homecall of Barbara who was a very dear friend of my family (Mc Dowell) from Clonkeen, Randalstown N Ireland. She was a regular visitor at our home during her Midwifery training in the Belfast hospital. These times together were very special with such a true christian lady who loved the Lord.
Sincere sympathy to all her family.
With our love and prayers,
Eddie and Jean Deyermond
Barbara often came to our school to administer vaccinations and was such a kind and gentle soul. My sincere sympathy to all her family.