It is with heavy hearts that the family of Barbara Anne Gregg (nee Wilson) of Toronto and formally Sundridge announce her passing on Wednesday February 17, 2021 at the age of 88 years.
Barbara was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Penny (Rick), Judi, Jeff (Kris) and Bev. She will also be remembered by her grandchildren, Dylan, Liam, Katie and Julia, as well as her brother Gary (Lynn), her great grandchildren, and all her nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her ever loving husband of 64 years, Harry James, her sister Eleanor and her first born grandchild, Jenna Chrystine.
Barbara was born in Sudbury and grew up in London, Ontario. She met her husband Harry in Sudbury while staying with family. She went on to become an elementary school teacher and loved her career. Barbara and Harry had four beautiful children also born in Sudbury and later moved the family from Garson to Scarborough. After raising their kids Barbara and Harry moved up north to Sundridge where they embarked upon a new style of life which included The Castle Restaurant, a family endeavour. Being an active board member of the United Church and participating in both the church and community choirs were some of her favourite things along with baking for social events. Another was being surrounded by all of her family, not only during the holidays, but always.
Due to Covid, the family will have a small, private service at Jubilee United Church in North York and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Barbara Gregg’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Providence Healthcare for their care and compassion.