Obituary of Barb Hall
After a lengthy illness, Barb passed away peacefully at The Village at University Gates on Monday, September 30, 2019, with Bill and her family at her bedside. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Ruth Lang, and her sister, Judith Mary Bond. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bill, her daughters, Janice Sumpton (David) of London, and Judy Neudoerffer (Dave) of Waterloo, and grandchildren, Tom Neudoerffer (Alyssa), Paul Sumpton, Kristine Epp (Doug), and Kathleen Sumpton.
Barb grew up in KW and graduated from the School of Nursing at Victoria Hospital in London in 1955. She nursed at KW Hospital in Kitchener and Northwestern Hospital in Toronto. After marriage in 1956 Barb and Bill lived in Toronto, Milwaukee, London, Cambridge, and Waterloo. Barb loved her time in the choir at Highland Baptist Church where she was a member. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Barb’s expert homemaking skills included sewing, knitting, cooking, and quilting. She volunteered with the church and with the Mennonite Central Committee. Barb enjoyed downhill skiing, mostly at Devil’s Glen Country Club in the Collingwood area, but also in Alberta, Quebec, New York, Vermont, Colorado, California, and Idaho. Her travels with Bill took her to all seven continents, including Antarctica, all Canadian provinces except PEI, and all US states except Rhode Island. This travel allowed her to show her love of nature in her excellent photography of wildflowers, birds, and animals in their natural surroundings.
A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St S, Waterloo on Sunday October 6, at 2:30 pm. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, designated for the Barb and Bill Hall Charitable Fund.
Condolences for the family and donations may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
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