Herbert, Barbara (née Munro)

Herbert, Barbara (née Munro)

July 8th, 2021

After a courageous battle with cancer, Barbara Herbert (Munro), passed away peacefully with family by her side at Parkwood Institute, London, on Thursday, July 8th, 2021, at the age of 75. Loving partner of the late Barry Herbert (2021) for over 52 years. Beloved mother to John and grandmother to Chloe. Predeceased by her daughter, Julia and her brother, Bill. 

Barbara loved reading, crosswords, collecting paperweights, and time spent with her small but loving family. She also enjoyed getting together with her long-standing friends from London Life and her YMCA group. She will be missed by all who knew her. 

A special thanks to Barbara’s team of doctors and nurses for all of their care as well as the kindness of good friends and neighbours.  

Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., followed by a small private interment at Woodland Cemetery. Registration will be required to attend the visitation.

To register for the visitation, please click here: Registration page for Barbara's visitation on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Barbara are asked to consider Cystic Fibrosis Canada or a charity of your choice.

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory at both indoor and outdoor services.

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Book of Condolences

Patricia StephensonDear John and Chloe, I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Even though we all knew it was imminent, nevertheless, her loss is devastating for you, and her friends. For the past 22 years we attended the Y together and Barbara was always a very active part of the group, enjoying all our social activities. Our Monday gatherings will be diminished without her. Over the years Barbara and I discovered accidentally that we are distant cousins and I felt that gave us a special bond. I will miss her greatly. You have experienced much sadness over the past year and I wish you both the strength to endure and carry on.
Joyce HBarbara’s warm smile and friendship will be truly missed each Monday at Y Ladies Day. She fought a long hard battle and unfortunately and sadly the cancer won. Barbara loved her family dearly. John and Chloe, so sorry for your loss keep sharing your memories she will always be in your heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Joan CrookstonDear Barbie - you were always from day one at London Life the prettiest lady in our room - I will never forget what a great friend you became in the 3 years I was there, we always remained good friends. And that was the thing about being a London Lifer, we kept our good friends forever. For the 54 years we remained friend - I always admired you and your children and your husband. I am so sorry for John and your darling granddaughter Chloe that we have got to this. We your circle of friends will always love you and will always try to carry on your dear strength and love. Loving al the is yours & Barry's We all love you. Joan on behalf of the ladies who will follow in your footsteps. Patti Cooper, Pat Griffin, Mary Helen Reyham, Joyce Trimble, Anne Rockey and Wendy Carroll. Sent with all our love and respect for you Barbara, Love from your circle of friends
Denise SquireBarbara was the sweetest nicest best friend a girl could ask for. We met in grade 7 while writing on the blackboard comparing each others penmanship and remained friends through our high school years. It is not to say we didn't have our quarrels and they were big ones, but they were few and far between. We were bridesmaids at each others weddings and continued to stay cloae friends throughout the years. I will miss you Barbie, You are now free of pain and are with Barry,the love of your life and your sweet daughter Julia. My deepest sympathy to your son John and granddaughter Chole. Rest in peace dear friend. Love Denise
Jim HullMy deepest condolences to John and family on the passing of your mother. Your family will be in my prayers.
Annette Vanderhoeven (Archibald)My deepest sympathies to you John in the loss of your Mother. This has not been a good year for you John and my heart goes out to you. I worked with your father for 15yrs and knew your mother well. I wish you the very best. May the peace and love of the Lord be with you.
Tim and Wendy CarrollWe will greatly miss our courageous, sweet friend. Our deepest condolences go out to John and Chloe. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Diane FordBarbara Ann was like a sister to me even though we were first cousins and lived miles apart. I will miss her but hope to see her again on the other side. John and Chloe: you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you adjust to life without your parents / grandparents. It certainly has been a difficult year for the two of you. Diane and Glen (Ottawa)
Madeline MacLeod It was so sad to read of Barbara's death. I met Barbara when I was a member of the Ladies Day Out at the Y. She and I played badminton in that program. I remember her subtle comments as various topics were discussed in our afternoon programs and her voracious reading habit which was most obvious during our book club reviews. My heartfelt condolences go to John and Chloe, whom I never met but felt I knew through Barbara's constant update of their lives over these many years.
Gail NicholsonJohn and Chloe, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I was a neighbour from Nottinghill Road, who in the last 6 years, used to walk regularly with your Dad and Somerset. Prior to that I worked in Westmount Mall with your Mom and knew what a wonderfully full-of-fun lady she was. My sincere sympathies to you.
Sandy and BryanJohn and Chloe please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother, Chloe's "nanna". Barb will be sadly missed by all family and friends. John and Chloe you are in our hearts and prayers, may you both be comforted by the special memories.
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