Barbara Jean (Kirk) Desjardins

Born: Mon., Apr. 9, 1951
Died: Tue., Apr. 18, 2017


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Desjardins, Barbara Jean (nee Kirk) - April 18, 2017, at home surrounded by her family, after a short and very determined battle with cancer. Barbara had just celebrated her 66th birthday on April 9th.

Born to Allan and Mary Kirk at Eganville, Ontario, Barbara was the beloved wife of Douglas Desjardins for 47 years. She is survived by her daughters Christine (Dan) Villeneuve and Karri (Darcy) Brydge of North Bay. Her grandchildren Cassandra (Christopher) Farrow, Karley Villeneuve and Shannon Brydge will greatly miss their Mamma as will Mason Farrow, her great-grandson who could always bring a twinkle to her eyes. She is also survived by her sister Ann (John) Anderson of Temagami and brother Bob (Liz) Kirk of Sturgeon Falls.

Barbara will be greatly missed by her many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Barbara’s wish to fight cancer from home was strongly supported by Doug and their daughter Christine, who put her own life on hold to be there for her mom and best friend, with tender loving care, 24/7. Barbara spent 24 years of her life making a huge difference and taking the absolute best care working in geriatric nursing.

She was able to spend the last 14 years happily retired and enjoying life. Barbara’s favourite place in the world was the family cottage on Lake Restoule where she could be with her critters and her constant guardians and canine companions Buddy and Maggie and her cat Sassy.

Special thanks to the people at CC.A.C. and Para-Med, especially nurses Marci and Sandra and Hillside Funeral Services.

According with Barbara’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no service or memorial. In lieu of flowers donations to All Heart Pet Rescue and the North Bay Food Bank will be gratefully acknowledged by her family. 

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Penny & Jim Russell
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
Doug, Christine & Karri:
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Barb. We had some great times together, they will always be with us!
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. Perhaps it is not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy and in a very special, peaceful place.
Hugs to you all.
Penny & Jim

ruth ann brydge
   Posted Thu April 20, 2017
So sorry Doug and family for your loss.

Jack and Linda Brotherston
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Jack & I were so sorry to hear about Barb. We have wonderful memories of times spent together with our families. I have great memories from when we were young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Garry and Elaine Besserer
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Our Condolences to you Doug and your Children at this time. It was saddening to read about the passing of Barb. I remember her from High school, and how she was so encouraging to other students that decided to try Gymnastic. She will be missed. Doug look after yourself, you are still loved by your relatives.

The Muise Family
   Posted Fri April 21, 2017
Barb was such a great friend!! She was so great to our kids when they were growing up!! You were my parent's neighbor for years. Every time I would talk to my father he always had great things to say about you. We have so many more memories that we could share! All and all you will be greatly missed by the Muise family!!

Sue & Phil Koning
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
So sorry for your loss...many fond memories of camping in years gone by

Sue & Phil Koning

Patti Perry
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Doug and Family

I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was a great lady and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patti , Steve and Scott.

Lynn Lisk-Villeneuve
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Doug, Christine and family; our sincere condolences on the loss or your wife and mother. Barb was an amazing woman and we were honored to have had her touch our lives as she did many. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May your minds and hearts be at ease, she is no longer suffering and is at peace.
Mike, Lynn, Kelsey and Jasper xo

Bob and Christine Miller
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Dear Doug, so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Keeping you and your family
in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Christina and Gary Templeton
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
Lake Restoule will really miss the presence of Barb. We have been honoured to know her and are deeply saddened by her death. Hoping to connect with Doug at the cottage.
Love Chris and Gary.

Don & Marg Derrah
   Posted Thu May 04, 2017
Doug: So sorry for your loss. We only just heard this week. She will be missed by all at the lake.


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