Amanda Leigh Barone – Barrows
The family of Amanda (Mandy) Leigh Barone (née Barrows) of Edmonton, Alberta, shares the news of her passing, on October 10, 2021 (or as she would say stardate 75241.4). Her loss will be deeply felt, and her larger-than-life personality and tremendous sense of humor will not be forgotten. She was born on February 9, 1966, in Montreal, Quebec, and was a strong and independent person with a big heart. Above all, Mandy spoke – to everyone, about everything. You may recall discussions with her that touched your heart, tickled your funny bone, or maybe made you say “huh?” She took pride and joy in sharing time with her loved ones, loved coffee milk shakes, terrific TV shows, hanging out with her children and grandchild, playing a challenging game, and cuddling her cats. The simplest pleasures in life brought pure happiness to Mandy. She was a connoisseur of delicious meals and a firm believer that sandwiches should only be served on the best bread that could be found, and of course smothered in butter. Mandy was world-renowned for her lack of patience, not holding back her opinion, and had a knack for telling it like it is. She was highly proficient at winning her disputes. She always told you the truth, even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear. She was generous to a fault, a softy at heart, and yet she sugar-coated absolutely nothing. Mandy had strong beliefs in which she never waivered, and was known for her timeless words of wisdom, including “Life is hard, but it’s harder if you’re stupid.” What she lacked in stature, she compensated with an over-abundance of charisma, charm, and feistiness. Even in her waning hours, she was a model of strong will and sheer determination right up until the end of her journey here on earth. Mandy’s love of life didn’t come to an end with her death. She passed away after a courageous life, and her loved ones will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. In a final gesture in Mandy’s honor, donations to Zebra Child Protection Centre at https://www.zebracentre.ca/donate would be appreciated by the family. In lieu of flowers, Mandy would've loved unexpected acts of kindness to be made for less fortunate souls. Rest in peace, Mandy. You’ll be sorely missed by all who loved you.