Barbara Diamond

March 14, 2019 11 Condolences Print Obituary

On March 8, 2019 our beautiful, kind Barbara left our world peacefully at the age of 62, with her husband Myles by her side and her son Pierce on the phone with her.

Barb was born in Dublin, Ireland on October 8, 1956 and migrated with her family to Uranium City in 1959. They moved to Edmonton in 1960 where Barbara lived for the rest of her wonderful life. She is survived by her son Pierce, husband Myles, 3 sisters, many in-laws, cousins, nephews and nieces,  many amazing friends, and her very special Shasta.

Barbara touched so many people with her kindness, generosity, zest, strength and her infectious smile and spirit.  She was an amazing woman; beautiful vivacious kind yet feisty.  She had a very special blend of kindness, joy for life and toughness.  Barb was an incredible wife and a terrific mother.  She was selfless and giving, putting her family and friends first.  She was her husband's and son's rock - always there for them; loving, supporting, guiding and teaching.

Some of the joys in her life were the crazy girls' dinner club, time with her friends and family, travelling and wine.  She always loved having company  and hosting special occasion dinners.
She made our house a home and made everyone feel welcomed and loved.

Barb's gorgeous, larger than life smile was surpassed only by her overflowing heart.  She loved big and openly and always fought for what she believed  with incredible tenacity.  She loved her bling, yet was happy with the simple things in life.  She always helped anyone in need and was forever a champion for the underdogs in life.

Barbara, we will forever miss your joy, beauty, energy, generosity and kindness.  In Honour of Barb's life and her passion for hosting, her son and husband will host a celebration of her life in late spring or early summer, the date to be announced.

We thank her cousin Patricia and great friends Natasha, Donna and Joanne for all the extra support and help during Barbara's courageous final fight.

Barbara, thank you my love, for fighting so hard and long to give me, Pierce and all those you touched, more precious time with you.  Your fight through the pain was a testament to your strength and courage.
We were blessed to be loved by you, a true angel on earth.

Barb loved children and all animals.  We ask that if so inclined, donations in her name be made to the Edmonton Humane Society, in lieu of flowers.

  1. Myles and Pierce, you were given a great gift in this life to have the wife and mother you did. We send you our deepest and most sincere condolences. May the strength and courage shown to you throughout Barb’s journey be an example and strength to you in dark times and her spirit and spark be the light to brighter days. Peace and love to you all, friends and family.

  2. Precious Barbie you left us much too early! You will always be in my heart and the memories will last me a lifetime. Myles you have been so strong through this and know that we are here for you and Pierce. Barbie fought a good fight but is no longer suffering. We will embrace you in this time of need and many years ahead. I am so thankful to have been by her side along they way. I am forever grateful to call her my friend… aka my (Barbie) as she was incredibly special to me and many. Steve and I are so sorry for your loss, however Barbie would be so thankful we have gained and incredible friendship with you!

    Natasha & Steve Jones

  3. Myles and Pierce, May the love and memories give you strength in your time of sorrow.

  4. I wish you healing and peace. So sorry for the loss of your mom and wife. Barbara is gone from your sight but never from your heart. Hold on to all you memories❤️ I had the pleasure of going to high school with Barbara.

  5. Myles and Pierce; I am so very sorry for your loss. Barb will always hold an incredibly special place in my heart, we grew into the women we later became together experiecing all the good and bad times of our lives as the best of friends.

    Though years and distance drifted us apart I will always treasure the memories of my kind, funny, beautiful and loving friend.

    I wish you both strength and courage to get you through this very sad time.

  6. Myles and Pierce please find comfort in all the amazing memories you both share of an loving wife and mother. We will always remember Barb as a fiesty, quick witted woman who always stood her ground not only for herself by the others she was so happy to call her friends.
    I will forever be grateful And thankful to barb for calling me her friend. The honor was truly all mine “ barbie”… We will miss you ❤️ Till we meet again

  7. I recently re connected with Barb. We went to school together. I remember her fondly from high school. We facebooked about our dogs and I was privileged to be able to make a special bag for her when she got Shasta. I will miss you dear Barb. To her family, my deepest condolences, she will always be in our hearts.

  8. On March 8th my beautiful sister Barbara passed away. Barbara is flying first class on angel wings to accept the Halo she so deserves. Safe journey my beautiful princess…… you will be forever in my heart my soul my everything. Love you always and forever your little sister ….. noonie. My favourite nick name u gave me ???❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. On March 8th my beautiful sister Barbara passed away. Barbara is flying first class in angel wings to accept the Halo she so deserves. Safe journey my beautiful princess….. you will be forever in my heart my soul my everything ….. live u always ur little sister…. nunie ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️??

  10. Myles and Pierce. May all the good memories of Barb sustain you in your time with her. Know our thoughts and hearts are with you.
    Sherry and Ben Eastwood

  11. Dear Myles and Pierce,my prayers are with both of you on the loss of your wife and mom.Barbara was a wonderful person that I met way back in ’67.The Austin Family were a wonderful eclectic family. We shared many happy parties and sleepovers.Rejoice in her life and remember the great memories that you both had with Barbara,family and friends.You all have a special place in my heart. Sincerely, Maria

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