Condolence: Barb was a friend to David and me for over 25 years, but one of the many wonderful things about her was that she became your friend as soon as she met you. We have so many great memories and we are heartbroken to have lost her so soon. Years ago, dinners with her and Dwayne at their house or ours, Christmas and New Year's parties. (How Barb hated decorating for Christmas, but she had the best party games so everyone got to know each other). Annual out of town Christmas shopping day trips with the girls. A long weekend with us at our camp with Dwayne, Barb, John, Kay, Daphne and Chipper is also a great memory- although camp was again not Barb's thing- she was as always a good sport. So many visits to fellow lodges over the years and great fun each time. We hold a special place in our hearts for Dwayne, Barb's children and grandchildren and always will.
I believe that we are gifts to each other for as long as we are given and each day is to be cherished. It is why small stuff should not matter. I am grateful for Barb's many years of friendship and count myself lucky to have known her. She is the best example that I can think of having a heart for others. We will miss you, Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dwayne and family.
Condolence: So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Her funeral at the Elks today was great. She was a generous woman and I'm sure she's already found a cause in heaven to dedicate herself to! Condolences to Dwayne, their kids, grandkids and other family members. Hold all of your memories of her close to your hearts.
Condolence: I worked with Barb in The Bangor Social Security office. She was a great worker. More importantly, she was very generous
And possessed a great sense of humor. What I remember most was her love of and devotion to her family. She will be missed.
Condolence: Dwayne, Charlene, Andrea, Shawn and families our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. There are no words to express the grief we are all feeling. Barb was amazing woman and will be missed by many.
Condolence: Barb and I worked together in Bangor for many years before she went to Rockland. As fate would have it, we also ended up working together in Rockland when I went there. I always enjoyed working with her. As hundreds of others, I will miss her. My heartfelt condolences to Dwayne and the family.
Condolence: I am so sorry to learn about Barb's passing. Her parents worked for my Aunt and Uncle on the potato farm (I never want to pick a potato again either) and I knew her all the way through school. I hadn't seen her in years and about 10 years ago I ran into her in the Augusta Sam's Club. She knew me instantly and it was great to catch up with her. I am certain that she will be missed by her family and friends. My deepest sympathy.
Condolence: I am so sorry for your family's loss. Barb was a huge part of my childhood as my girl scout leader and working with my Dad for so many years. She was a pillar of the community and always willing to help others. She will be missed by so many. Love to you all.
Condolence: I am so sorry for your loss....You Guys were pretty much the first couple that we met in this state that became friends, and through the years, done a lot of things together. Our prayers go out to Dwayne,Andrea,Shawn, and Charlene. If there is anything that we can do for you, please!! don't be afraid to ask. Barb and Dwayne were both willing to give the shirts off their backs to help anyone. I know this, because, years ago we use to be really close, and they were both willing to give an ear, for advice, and even sometimes, or I should say, most of the time, their opinions on any subject. She was a person that would tell you how it was, and I think, that is why we got along so well. I will forever remember the motorcycle rides that we use to enjoy, the get-to-gathers for cook outs, and the many games of darts we use to play. Barb, I am going to miss you, very much, and I am so sorry that all of us grew apart through the years. Keeping faith will surely give us a greater chance to see one another again. So goodbye for now, and may you rest in peace. I will do whatever I can to help with comforting the ones you have left behind. You will be in my heart, and in my memories, for as long as I shall live.
Condolence: Dwayne, Charlene, Ang and Shawn I was deeply heartbroken when I got the call of Barb's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of her. I remember meeting her when all the kids where young and Dwayne and I worked together. She had an infectious smile, laugh and sense of Humor. She introduced me to the "County", saw my first moose, got to go the Fort Fairfield Potato Festival, heard stories about Radar, Roger and of course horny horseshoe. I heard her version of a couple of oldies but goodies and of course Henry the VIII. Dwayne and Barb testing me on all of Dwayne's brothers name and the order of the birth. I know the names but not the order of delivery.
We delivered a lot of newspapers together, my favorite day was when she was driving the subie and I said nice puppy and she turns and sees a great dane and says, "puppy my butt (you know what she really said)". We laughed the rest of the way home. We drove done Main Street one night and two young men slowed down and asked Barb if we were really guys...she laughed and said "she isn't but I am." She went on to explain that she married a man with the last name Guy. She also love to tell people she once was a girl but now a Guy! So many great memories!
I remember meeting her extended family up North. Aunt Theresa, cousin Cathy, Sylvio, Uncle Romeo and so many more. Aunt Theresa was always the first stop and last stop leaving the County.... had to have those cookies for the ride home!
Barb was a good friend....just never let her get mad at you. She introduced me to the Emblem Club. She was a proud member and when she finally became an Elk through Augusta and then transferring to Rockland it meant the world to her. Her role as Exultant Ruler for two years was a dream come true. Through her association with these clubs her call to community service was top notch. All you had to do was put a bug in her ear and she would run with it. She raised a lot of awareness through the years for DARE, Cancer Fund and scholarship. Given 100% of herself to causes she believed in.
I for one will miss her smile and getting caught up times, even if just a brief passing. Dwayne you were the love of her life, the kids were her pride and joy, no words to describe how she felt about her grandchildren. Dwayne, Charlene, Ang and Shawn you have my deepest condolences and are in my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed greatly and remembered fondly.
Condolence: We are so overwhelmed with sadness for this wonderful family at this time of loss. One can only hope that the memories will keep the family together for the many years to come without Barb here to guide them along, she will be watching over you all.