FILLION, Barb

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October 23rd , 1937- November 14th, 2015. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barb at ARCH on November 14th at the age of 78.

The girlfriend, wife and life partner of Gerry Fillion for over 62 years, Barb was the only child of the late Allan Budge and the late Bernice (nee Forbes, later Tiplady). Devoted and loving mother of Suzanne (predeceased 2014), Jay (Sheilagh) and Doug (Carla). Barb derived much joy from her grandsons, Matthew, Evan and Owen. As an only child, Barb was wistful of a larger family and enjoyed the dynamics provided by her sisters and brothers in law, Dorothy (late Mario, late Lloyd), Percy (Barbara), Dave (Helen) and Brenda (late Barney). Barb will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews and her cousins.

Friends may call the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Memorial service to follow at 3 p.m. Reverend Alex Saurianthadathill officiating. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gordon Lake.

Barb was a long time active member of the Soo Curlers Association. An accomplished curler herself, Barb enjoyed travelling the country and the world with Gerry and Suzanne to various Briers and World Championships. Summers were spent at camp on Cloudy Lake.

The family would like to express their thanks to A.R.C.H. and the dedicated staff and volunteers for their care and compassion.

Donations to the Algoma Residential Community Hospice and Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com