It is with deep sadness that the family of Barbara Jakubowsky announces her passing on December 31, 2016 at the age of 70.
Predeceased by parents Vernon and Marjorie; siblings Michael, John, Donald and Betty; and grandson Zackery; Barbara is survived by her loving son Sean (Jennifer Hoar), grandson Ryan; siblings Jim, Gerry, Susanne, Lori, and Cherrillee; extended family Bob Jakubowsky and Krista Jakubowsky (Peterson), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Ontario, Barbara came to the Alberni Valley in 1973, with her husband Bob and young son, Sean. She was a kind, selfless, and compassionate person which led her to a career in the health care profession, where she became a long term care aid for Alzheimer’s patients. Barbara was a loving, caring, and devoted mother, and later grandmother, who loved her family tremendously. She was a member of the Sunshine Club, as well as a dragon boat racer. Barbara was passionate about pottery and loved to create beautifully crafted items, some of which were award winning. She will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at The Kingdom Hall, 5055 Maebelle Road, Port Alberni, BC, followed by a Celebration of Barbara’s Life at 3:00pm on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 4005 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s memory to the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, #600-890 W Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca