BACKMAN (Conrad), Barbara Harriet Louise


I am so sad to announce the passing of my mother, my best friend. Mum was 84 years old when she passed away on March 13, 2018 at home. She so missed "the love of her life", Dad, who died November 3, 2016. They had been married for 62 wonderful years. Mum was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born in Western Shore, her parents were the late Ingram and Quessetta Conrad. She was the last surviving sibling of her family. She was predeceased by her brothers, William and Lawrence, and sisters, Ina, Kate and Linda. She is survived by daughter, Louise (Andrew) and grandsons, Bevan and Keefe, and by great-grandson, Logan, along with many nieces and nephews. Mum had many happy memories growing up in Western Shore. Her Mum and Dad were good people. She was a hard worker. As a young lady, she worked at her sister Kate and brother-in-law Rob's restaurant in Western Shore. This is where she and Dad first met. After they married, they opened their own restaurant for six years, naming it "Hillside Fish & Chips". Mum then pursued a career in hairdressing and obtained her master hairdressers license. She operated her own salon, which she named "Barb's Beauty Salon". Over the years, Mum was a Sunday school teacher, a girl guide leader, and a member of the Eastern Star. Mum and Dad enjoyed square dancing, snowmobiling, boating and their camp. She and Dad also enjoyed camping in their motor home and spending time with their friends. She was a very good artist, drawing both freehand and tole painting, she sewed numerous beautiful quilts, did needle point and crochet work. She even helped Dad on their woodland- they were truly a team. A graveside service was held on Saturday, March 24th in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Chester Basin. Forever missed, Louise and family. Card of Thanks A sincere warm thank you to Rev. Michelle Cockell, Charlotte Corkum, Peter Gillis, friends, neighbors and family for the support they have given me following the death of my mother. Thank you for the phone calls, visits, cards, food, flowers and memorial donations. A sincere warm thank you also to Dr. Dobek and to all mom's caregivers, especially Nancy, and all the wonderful CCA's and staff at the Lunenburg County Home Support as well as paramedics, Craig and Alex, and for our snow removal and yard work, Kempton and David. Thank you also to Linda for the lovely pamphlets and to the St. John's Anglican Ladies Guild for the wonderful luncheon they provided. Sincerely, Louise and family.

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