On April 28, 2020 Barbara Brillinger 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Extendicare Kirkland Lake. Barbara will be deeply missed by her devoted and cherished son John & daughter in law, Jane Campbell of Cookstown. Barbara is also survived by her daughter, Anna (Dan Fraser) of North Bay, two granddaughters, Clara (B.C.) and Tia (Hamza Aouni) of Ottawa. She be missed deeply by her best friend and sister in law, Marie (Frank White) of Sutton West; brother in law, Ron Brillinger (Sharon) of Bethany and Marilyn Newton, Stouffville and many beloved nieces and nephews.
On a recent visit, Barb was shown many photos of her 4 mth. old great granddaughter, Nahla Anoui; she smiled and said “beautiful happy baby”.
Predeceased by her husband Arnold John Brillinger, son Kenneth Grant Brillinger, parents Patti & Harold Dixon, Harold & Gladys Dron, sister in law, Dorothy& brother in law, Eldon Yake, niece Ruth Fekete, brother in law, Jim Newton, and other family members.
Barb was a fierce and competitive cribbage & euchre player; who enjoyed years of socializing with friends in Timmins, Matachewan & Kirkland Lake’s, Dante Club, Encore Club, Royal Canadian Legion and the Pioneer Club. Barb was a wonderful baker who made the best butter tarts and date squares! Her kitchen was always jammed with food for family, social events and reunions; where delectable foods were plentiful. She enjoyed butterflies and owls and being at the trailer. In her early 80’s, Barb was fortunate to share the kindness and generosity of Wilbert Van Clieaf, a joyful, happy soul who made Barb smile and laugh. She also loved having pets, her last little poodle Tobey, was welcomed into the home of close friends Peter & Sue Gray (Kenogami) where he was loved and adored when Barb could no longer have a pet.
The family would like to thank each of the kind caregivers who cared tirelessly for her at Extendicare, Kirkland Lake. Cremation has taken place & an internment will be planned at St. James Cemetery, L’Amable, ON at a later date. Memorial donations to Diabetes Canada or The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada would be appreciated in Barb’s memory.