Barbara was raised in the small farming community of Beverley, near Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and attended a one room schoolhouse through grade _ ve. She shared a great deal of laughter and simple fun with her three older sisters and loving mother, while her dad was often away farming or hauling gravel. Their baby brother was born, a sweet surprise, when Barbara was 11 years old.
Barbara maintained her small-town soul and opened her heart to everyone as she journeyed through life. Family and friends were foremost for her. She was so proud of her four children, and all of her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart.
Barbara worked for many fulfilling years as the Office Supervisor at Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She poured her creative spirit into student activities and, in particular, assisted with the production of their plays. She wrote poetry for every occasion, and it always displayed her quick wit and wonderful sense of humour.
Everyone who knew Barbara well understood how she absolutely loved cartoon characters and fairy tales. Tinker Bell was her favourite. She understood their deeper meaning, and often used this to share her wisdom.
Once started on her spiritual path, Barbara pursued it with a passion. She was deeply inspired by Louise Hay and was devoted to following her teachings about positive thinking. This story came from her determination to share this message in her own simple, sweet way. She left this as a gift for all the children of the world, and for the child within each one of us.
Our book was displayed at the I Can Do it Conference in Tampa, Florida for the first time on 11/11/11, one year after Barbara’s death.
Sister and Best