Barbara Ann passed away peacefully on October 2, 2018. Cherished by her husband, Ralph Christopher Hinde, for more than 65 years and by her children Carol Ann (Don), Sharon (Mark), Valerie (Barrie) and Murray (Marsa). Beloved Baba to Matthew (Beth), Andrew (Lillian), Lindsey (Mark), Dean (Sara), Cody, Blake (Sandy), Kathryn (Eli), Markie, Kerry, Cameron, Isabel and Jessica and great grandchildren Noah, Micah, Hudson and Torin. She will also be greatly missed by her sister Margaret and sister-in-law Jacqueline, and countless family members and friends.
Born in Belleville in 1928, Barbara Ann grew up in Toronto, graduating from York Memorial Collegiate and the Toronto Teacher’s College. She was an educator in all aspects of her life and continued to be a teacher well into her 70s.
Barbara Ann was a dynamo with a big heart and a matching personality. Her greatest joy was family and friends. Gatherings at “Parfield” and the cottage were frequent, and always filled with happy people and an over abundance of gastronomic delights. It would be no surprise to find 30 or more people sitting down for a full dinner. The house was abuzz at all hours.
Barbara Ann enjoyed curling, golfing, playing bridge, with shopping being a preferred activity. As the family grew to include grandchildren, she became “Baba.” They were all as special to Baba as she was to them.
We all have many fond memories of Barbara Ann.
A Celebration of Life will be held at: St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole Anglican Church, 80 George Henry Blvd, North York, ON M2J 1E7 on October 27th at 11:00 AM with a reception and lunch afterwards in the church hall.
If desired, donations can be made to St. Matthew the Apostle Oriole Anglican Church, or a charity of your choice.