Barbara (Davis) Dunn

Born: Tue., Feb. 26, 1935
Died: Wed., Aug. 19, 2020


Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 22, 2020
Location: St. Joseph Cemetery


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Barbara Alberta Dunn
Sydney Mines
February 26, 1935 – August 19, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Barbara Alberta Dunn, announce her peaceful passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.  Ma, the oldest of six siblings, was born on February 26, 1935 in North Sydney, but lived most of her life in Sydney Mines.  
In her earlier years, she worked at Francis’s Bookstore, a job she often talked about. She also worked for many years at MacQuarrie’s Restaurant. She began working in housekeeping at the Northside General Hospital and during that time, she returned to school to upgrade, and was then hired by the Nuns to work in the Administration Office. She retired in 1996. Ma and John F. enjoyed many retirement years in Black Rock surrounded by family and friends.  Their love and friendship was truly special.
Ma worked very hard to raise a large family of nine children – we are forever grateful and will so miss our Mother, Nanny, and friend.
Ma loved being outdoors from a very early age. She was a beautiful skater and was once a champion tennis player.  Swimming was one of her biggest passions. She loved nothing more than getting in the cold ocean waters to go for a swim. Sewing, painting, and knitting were also some of the hobbies that Ma truly enjoyed.  She was a very giving person and would give to anyone in need, whether it was a pair of socks, a pair of handmade mittens or dishcloth, a meal, or a bed to sleep in.
She leaves behind her children Patricia Quinn (Sam); Ellen Dunn; Monica Lamothe (Dan); Ann Ling (John); Bill Dunn (Cathy); Sandy Dunn; Norma Benac (Monty); Sharon Leonard (Larry) and Lorna Jardine (Kevin). Also left to mourn are her three sisters, Joan Connors, Norma Gates, Brenda Davis her sister-in-law Ann Thomas, brother-in-law David Bailey; 15 grandchildren - Janice, Carolyn, Daniel, Howard, Justin, Rene Marcel, Alex, Katie, TJ, Christopher, Quentin, Mariah, Madison, Emily and Hannah; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  
Ma was predeceased by her parents Kathleen and Burt Davis; her husband John F. Bailey; sister Nan; brother Curtis
Words cannot express our gratitude and thanks for all those who helped our mother.  In particular, Dr. Michele McKeough; the staff of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Northside Community Guest Home; and staff/volunteers at the Harborview Seniors Program.
Ma is now holding hands with John; we will miss her immensely.
It’s Ma’s wish that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palliative Care or St. Vincent de Paul.
A family celebration of her great life will take place on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph Cemetery, Yorke St., Sydney Mines. All are welcome.
Words of comfort may be forwarded to her family at www.jmjobesfuneralhome.com

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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Gwen & Joey MacLean
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was a lovely lady. Our sincerest condolences to all her family.

Lisa Roland
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I will sure miss her on my visits to see Dad. It won't be the same looking down the hall and not seeing her. I'll miss our chats the most and am so thankful that she was so wonderful to my husband during his illnes.
May she RIP.

Martha OKeefe
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
My sincere condolences Lorna...it was a beautifully written remembrance of a wonderful woman. Hugs to all...

Bev and Mike White
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with all the family.

Susan Hass (White (
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Lorna and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lovely lady! I remember many times going to Black Rock and having the best of times....might I add plenty of food as well. I know you have many other memories to treasure, and hopefully they will get you through this sad time. My ❤ is there with you my friend ❤❤!

Barb Mullins
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Dear Pat, I am so sorry for your great loss. Your Mom was a lovely lady and she will be missed.

Barb Mullins7

Kathy Newbury
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Billy, Cathey and Family,

So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Hold all those precious memories in your heart. Our condolences to you and your family. Hugs to all!

John and Cathy

Curtis and Glenna MacNeil
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your great loss. Wish we could be there to speak with you in person. Please know we are very much thinking of you and sending our love.

Helen Wall
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Dunn family at this time of loss. A Mother is such a loss to a family.

Daniel Quinn
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Love you Nanny.

Christine MacCuish
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
I am saddened to read of Barbs passing...sincere sympathy to all her family.....John 3 :16....Mum was such a talented lady....C.

Marjorie (MacNeil) Harmsen
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Dear Dunn Family,

I was so very sorry to learn of your mom's passing. She raised a beautiful family and I hope that your many fond memories of Barbara will bring you some comfort during the difficult time ahead. Thinking of you all and sending my sincere condolences.

Jos and Linda Van Dommelen
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing...a lovely lady who enjoyed life and loved her family ...may all the beautiful memories you have help sustain you at this time..God Bless ..

Frank and Linda Brake
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Thought a lot of your mom. She was a great lady and I always enjoyed my visits with her when I was in Cape Breton. She was always up for a good chat, a good story or a good laugh. She will be missed by many. Rest gently in the arms of Jesus Barb you certainly earned your peace.

Barb Baldwin
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
Ann,
So sorry, Ann It is so sad, to see your Mom, gone.
Condolences from us.

Sharon McGean
   Posted Thu August 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Condolences to the family. RIP Barb.🙏🏻🕊

Ellen Scott
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Dear Lorna and Norma
Very sorry to read of your moms passing.Your mother was a very special lady
Mom often talked about working with your mom at Francis bookstore they shared
a very special friendship.
Your in my thoughts and prayers
Ellen (MacLeod)Scott

Margielou Caldwell
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Sending you all much love during this time of difficulty. I always remember Barb as a kind and loving person who loved her family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Margielou

David and Diana(Livingstone)Timmons
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Dear Anne and family sincere condolences on your mom's passing.She was such a lovely lady and many chats we enjoyed during her working days at North Side General may your fond memories of her help ease your pain during this sad time

Donna MacInnis
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Nelson and I send our condolences regarding the death of your mother,
Donna

Patricia (MacEachern) Estabrooks
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and all the family during this difficult time.

Sandy and Agnes Scott
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Ann and Dunn Families. Sincere condolences.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

Sharon Collier
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Ester (Rice) Woods
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Patricia and Dunn families, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My sincere condolences to you all.
May God hold you in his arms and guide you through the days ahead 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Donna Strong
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It’s so very hard to lose your mother and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Cindy Tobin
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Dunn Family. I remember your mother as a strong and lovely woman.

Glenda McKeough
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
With deepest sympathy and warmest hugs, Glenda and Daniel McKeough

Belinda and Ralph Hoffman
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Ann and John: We are so very sorry to hear your beautiful Mom has passed away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May past memories be a source of comfort! Take care! We care! Belinda and Ralph Hoffman


Damien and Millie
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
We know that there are no words that can properly express condolences when we say goodbye to our mother. Please know that we are thinking about you.

Pamela Morrson
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
My Sincere Sympathy to the family of Barb.
I only knew her for a short time, she was kind and warm and welcoming.
I will miss our glass of wine together. Cheers

Kelly Newbury
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Billy and Cathy, so sorry about your moms passing, keep her precious memories at heart, we love you, Kelly,Jason,Alex and Maddie. Xo

Brenda
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss Ellen. Brenda B

Deanna Deveaux
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Dear Lorna and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing o such an amazing lady. Thinking of you play this difficult time.

Deanna
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Dear Lorna and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Sending my love and prayers to you all.

Jean Mullin
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Patricia, condolences to you and your family. I had the pleasure of meeting your mom and seeing her on occasion. So sorry, thinking of you.12

Candace. Boudreau
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
So sorry for your great loss.she made all the winter hats for my grand daughters, I was so proud when they wore those hats with the angora fur on them . She will be missed .i

Charmaine mac quarrie
   Posted Fri August 21, 2020
Anne .so sorry to hear of your mom's passing.

Patricia ( Patsy) Mac Donald Ben
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Joan, I am sorry to hear of your sister’s death. My sympathy goes out to her family as well as yours.
RIP Barbara 🙏🙏🙏

Helen MacDonald
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely person who was very kind and caring. I always enjoyed and felt welcomed whenever I visited.

Irene Hart
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Lorna and Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother. You were so close to her and I know you will miss her greatly. Keep the wonderful memories of your times together cose in your heart to carry you through this difficult time.
Irene

Fred and Mary Imlay
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady. We got to know both she and John through the Gillis family. Had lots of good times in the cabins at Black Rock.

Fred and Mary

Harry and Alaine Taylor
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Sincere Condolences to the Dunn Family. So sorry for your loss Norma. I know you will miss her but she is at peace. May you and your family be blessed.

Eileen MacKinnon
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
Dear Lorna:

I am so sorry for your great loss. Your momma was one amazing woman, perhaps that is where you derive your strength. I think the saddest day in a person's life is the day you have to bury your mother. I often think of you Lorna and especially so during this difficult time. RIP dear Barbara you've earned your rest.

Ruth
   Posted Sat August 22, 2020
So sorry for the loss of your mom.She was a lovely Lady.

Brenda Rankin
   Posted Sun August 23, 2020
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one

Kay and Matt Batherson
   Posted Tue August 25, 2020
Dear Lorna and Family: I'm so sorry to just read of your Mom's passing. She surely looks familiar and I probably saw her skating! Sorry I didn't know her after reading this beautiful obituary. She was a wonderful mother of 9 and so many grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will keep you and all the families involved in our prayers. May she now RIP. God bless you all!
Sincerely Kay and Matt Batherson

Ruth boudreau
   Posted Tue August 25, 2020
So sorry for the loss of your mom.She was a lovely Lady I had the pleasure to know.

Cassie and Norman Brochu
   Posted Wed August 26, 2020
Patricia and family-Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.She was a beautiful lady who was always a pleasure to meet,talk and work with.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Valerie Caldwell
   Posted Wed September 02, 2020
To the Dunn family...
I know words, however kind..can’t mend your broken hearts. I just wanted to let you know that every one of you are in our thoughts. Hoping you can take some comfort from your many beautiful memories.Barbara was a lovely lady. May you find love, support and strength within your circle of friends and family. God Bless❤️

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