November 14, 1930 – August 30, 2022
Barb loved and was loved deeply by generations of her extended family. Whenever you wanted to visit with her, you would have to book in advance, because her social calendar was always full. Barb had a host of friends and loved spending time with them in the great outdoors whether it was travelling, hiking, canoeing, skiing, or golfing. She was a terrific skier and could actually play golf really well! She also loved music and was a member of Grace Church Choir and the Oriana Singers for many years. Barb was smart, disciplined and fiercely independent. She was a born leader and set high standards for herself. A career nurse, she was a wonderful and natural caregiver. During her last few months at Bridgepoint Hospital, she exemplified courage, grace, and generosity of spirit. She also managed to maintain her sense of humour during a tough time. She earned the admiration of the staff who gave her back some of the extraordinary level of care that she spent much of her life giving to others. Barbara was the last surviving child of Goldwin Orford and Anne Jean Ross Fleming. Her siblings were Margaret, Joanne (O’Neil), Ross, and John. She grew up with Margaret Greig Little and maintained a close relationship with Margaret and her family throughout her life. She will be keenly missed by all the Flemings, O’Neills and Littles, while staying bright in our memories. She will be laid to rest in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Published by Toronto Star on Sep. 10, 2022.