Barbara Ann Selleck

September 5, 1934 - January 6, 2022
January 14, 2022 15 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

The family of Barbara Ann Selleck sadly announce her passing on January 6th 2022 at the age of 87 years old.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband David, her daughters Christine (Bill), and Alison (John), her Grandchildren, David (Megan), Emma (Michael) and Mitchell (Amy).

Each of us have numerous memorable life experiences where Barbara, Mom, and Baba are concerned. Just to name a few; For David, Barbara was a wonderful and loving support, providing advice and counsel in their 66 years of life together.

Christine admired Mom's tenacious love of gardening. She has treasured memories of them working together in Mom's Garden. She is so grateful for the love and knowledge that Mom bestowed upon her. For Bill, he cherishes Mom's curiosity and inquisitiveness; her ability to talk with anyone on an incredible breadth of topics was impressive.

Alison, a wife and mother herself, felt Mom was the epitome of a good wife and mother, in addition to being a great neighbour and community supporter. For John, Mom was the family historian. Her abilities to remember dates, people, and events was to be revered. She was also a most worthy opponent at cribbage.

Grandson David enjoyed Baba's wonderful dry sense of humour, as much as he did doing crosswords with her at the kitchen table. For Emma, she too loved Baba's sense of humour and, like her Mom, has benefited from Baba's tutelage on all things gardening and cooking. Mitchell always looked forward to the "cup of tea and chocolate digestive biscuit chat" in the den. No matter what they talked about, Baba was always well read on the topic and also willing to provide any needed advice.

The family wish to express their thanks and appreciation to the Staff at Touchmark's Long Term Care facility for the exemplary care and attention that Barbara received during her stay.

A Celebration of Barbara's life will be held in the Spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stars, The Mustard Seed or The Kidney Foundation.

  1. I met Barb while volunteering at the Edmonton Public Library book sales many years ago. It was always a great delight for me to see her smiling face and chat with her. She was a lovely person and I am very sorry for your loss.

    • Thank you so much. She always enjoyed the Book sales and made many friends there.
      Take care
      David and Family

  2. Allan and I, along with my parents Dave and Sue Craig, send our condolences to David, Christine, Alison, and your families. Our families have been linked for many years, and in different locations, from Labrador City to Edmonton.
    Barbara was always a very gracious host and her garden in the Lessard home was amazing. She loved being a grandmother and always spoke about her grandchildren fondly! She will be missed! Sorry for your loss, Janet

    • Thank you so much. Barbara has had a difficult two and a half years and while it is very difficult to lose her we know and are thankful that she is now in a better place.
      David ,Christine and Alison.

  3. Wonderful lady that I always enjoyed chatting with. We had many friendly talks over the years, and I enjoyed her cheery attitude. each time I called the house. As a 40 year friend of David we wish him and the family our condolences.

    • Thank you Bill . It was good to chat with you last evening. Stay safe and I will look forward to seeing you on your return this summer

  4. We send you all our sympathy and condolences. Our friendship goes back over fifty years, and I have fond memories of many dinner parties both in Labrador and Edmonton. We also enjoyed garden parties and admired Barbara’s great gardening skills. Both Barbara and I spent our childhood in Africa, so we used to share stories.
    To David, Christine , Alison and all the family, we shall be thinking of you all,
    Susanne and David Craig.


    • Thankyou so much for your kind thoughts. While we miss her I know and am thankful that she is in a much better place now.
      Keep in touch and stay safe

  5. To David and family,
    We have fond memories of knowing Barbara in Labrador City and Edmonton. We will miss her friendship.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    June Troop and Steve Troop, Tony and Ann Dungale

    • Thank you so much for your kind thoughts
      I must phone June today.
      Stay safe

  6. To David and family, Our sincere condolences to you and your family!

    • Thank you so much Sid and Judy. You have always kept in touch which means a lot
      Stay safe

  7. Thank you so much . Barbara has had a difficult two and a half years and while it is difficult to lose her I am thankful that she is is in a better place now.

  8. Greetings to the Selleck family.

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Barbara. I remember her and you all fondly, Piper too. 🙂

    Most of all, I remember how kind Barbara was, and as a child, I was never afraid of her as I was of other children’s mothers.

    My mother loved her, and I remember how they kept their friendship over the distance of Canada. Both my father and my mother were lucky to have met and known her, and David too.

    All my best to you all with sympathy for the earthly loss of Barbara.

    Ruthanne Labelle (a big virtual hug)

  9. David
    Brenda and I remember Barbara’s warmth, kindness, and love for her family. We were heart broken to hear of her passing. We can only thank god for the memories of her.
    So very sorry for your loss.

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