Barbara O’Reilly (née Ash)
July 3, 1938 – July 14, 2020
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear Mum and Grandma Barbara Joan O’Reilly who passed away peacefully in her 83rd year on July 14, 2020. Barbara was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario to the late Teresa (nee Buccino) and Fred Ash. Predeceased by her loving husband of 50 years Edward Joseph O’Reilly and her beautiful granddaughter Carlee Lynn Weidhaas. Barbara is survived by her son Lee, and daughters Lynn (David) & Tammy (Daniel). Loving grandma to Kaitlyn, Brooklyn, Cameron, Jadyn, Nathan, Lauryn, Landon, Shealyn, Dominic, Kiki and Howard, sister Beverly Montpetit, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Barbara was employed at the Royal Bank of Canada for many years as well as the Timiskaming Health Unit. Barb was a very spiritual person that held God close to her heart. She always made time to have meaningful conversations with people that crossed her path. Everyone will surely miss her kind heart and loving smile.
A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at Kirkland & District Hospital, Father Mitch and all of the agencies involved for their support, comfort and understanding during this difficult time. Because of your constant effort and help our mum was able to pass away peacefully and with dignity. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Kirkland and District Hospital Palliative Care Unit, 145 Government Road East, P2N 3P4. A Memorial Service will be held for Barbara when it is safe to do so.
May the road rise up to meet you, the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Kirkland & District Hospital Palliative Care Unit
145 Government Road East
Kirkland Lake, ON
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