Obituary of Barbara Louise Olkier
Our much-loved mother and grandmother passed peacefully in her home, with her son by her side, on May 6, 2023
Mom, Granny will be lovingly remembered by her devoted son Robert Olkier; her daughter Trinda Carvell (Robert); grandchildren: James (Charline Savoie), Laura (Chris Barry) and Martina (Brad Saunders); great grandchildren Chandler and Caroline Barry, and Finley Carvell (who arrived just hours after she passed); and niece Carol Suttie. She was predeceased by her Brother Malcolm Suttie, sister-in-law Jessie, nephew Malcolm Suttie, and sister Laura Bell Elliott.
Barb was born in Yarmouth NS on August 8, 1926, to James and Mildred (Pennell) Suttie. When she was a girl her family moved to Duke St, West Saint John NB. After her father passed unexpectedly, Barb left school to help her family by working at the MRA teen department on King St. A beautiful young woman, she was invited to model, and enjoyed 14 years as a fashion saleswoman. After raising her children, Barb worked as a cosmetician at Sears on Lansdowne Ave, where she amassed many lifelong friends and customers.
Throughout her life Barb loved: skating, swimming, camping, hiking, softball, chess, bowling, bridge, 45s and a variety of other card games. But her greatest love was her children and grandchildren followed close behind by her beloved dogs and cat George. She also loved her ‘Millidgeville’ neighbourhood and neighbours; enjoyed many happy moments socializing with friends and family on her deck.
Barb’s family wish to thank the extra-mural nurses for the compassionate support and care they provided, which allowed Barb to remain in her own home. Thank you also to our many friends and neighbours who embraced us with food and kindness.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424). By request there will be no visitation or service. Donations in Barb’s memory may be made to the SPCA. Online condolences may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com
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