After a brief illness, Barbara Mae Thompson of Fredericton passed away on January 19th, 2023 at the Oromocto Public Hospital. Born in Canterbury, New Brunswick on February 4th, 1943, Barb was the daughter of late Fraser and Ada Grant. She was predeceased by her wonderful husband of 43 years, Gary Thompson. Barb is survived by her son Mark Thompson (Joan) of Fredericton; grandson Spencer and granddaughter Erica, both of Fredericton.
Barb grew up in Canterbury and graduated from Canterbury High School. Always known for her fashion sense, she was runner up in the 1961 Miss New Brunswick pageant. Her interest in fashion, and shopping, continued throughout her life. Barb started her career working at the University of New Brunswick Harriet Irving Library and then went on to serve as the librarian for the Nurses Association of New Brunswick for over 20 years. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
After suffering a stroke in 2017, Barb moved to Orchardview Long Term Care Facility in Gagetown where she received the absolute best of care. The family would like to express it’s sincere gratitude to both the staff of Orchardview Long Term Care Facility and the staff at the Oromocto Public Hospital for the excellent care she received.
In keeping with Barb's request there will be no visitation and a private service and burial will take place at a later date. For those who wish, remembrances can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the IWK Children's Hospital in Halifax or a charity of the donor's choice. Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com