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Obituary for Barbara Helen Lynn Hoover

Barbara Helen Lynn Hoover, known affectionately as Barb, departed this world on October 3, 2023, in Castlegar, surrounded by her cherished family. Her presence brought a unique warmth and love that will forever resonate in our hearts.

For 58 years, Barb and her beloved husband Gordon wrote a love story that inspired all who witnessed it. From their early days in Nelson to their final years in Castlegar, their bond was unbreakable, a testament to the enduring power of love.

A dedicated mother to Ed (Sheree) and Lori (Gord), Barb's devotion knew no bounds. Her eyes would light up in the company of her grandchildren, LeeAnn (William), Jesse (Tadeja), Christine, Chelsey (Gary), and Kyle, as well as her great-grandchildren, Henry, Ian, Tucker, Arden, and Lennie. Every moment with her family was a cherished memory.

Barbra Helen Lynn Hoover lived a life of love, generosity, and an unyielding zest for life. Her memory will forever be cherished, a guiding light for all who knew her. Her legacy of warmth and kindness will forever be a part of us.

Please join us for coffee and tea on October 14, 2023 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Barb and Gordon’s residence in Castlegar (3400 Windsor Place) to share your fond memories of Barb.


With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a remarkable woman, Barbara Helen Lynn Hoover. Barbara, or Barb as she was affectionately known, passed away on October 3, 2023, surrounded by the warmth and love of her family in Castlegar. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother, a doting grandmother, and a cherished friend to many. Her presence in our lives was a true blessing, and her memory will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Barb's journey through life was intimately intertwined with the love of her life, Gordon. Together, they shared 58 years of a love story that inspired those around them. From their early days in Nelson to their later years in Castlegar, their bond was unbreakable, a testament to the enduring power of love. Their enduring love was a testament to the strength of their bond, and they were rarely seen apart, even when Gordon pursued his passion for curling.

Barb was a dedicated mother to her children, Ed (Sheree) and Lori (Gord), and her devotion to her family was unwavering. She adored her grandchildren, LeeAnn (William), Jesse (Tadeja), Christine, Chelsey (Gary), Kyle, and Stephen. As well as her great-grandchildren, Henry, Ian, Tucker, Arden, and Lennie. Her love for her family was immeasurable, and she cherished every moment spent with them.

Beyond her family, Barb had a heart full of compassion for others. She was a woman who always sought to lend a helping hand. She baked bread and buns for the Salvation Army soup kitchen, a true testament to her desire to combat hunger in the community of Nelson. She crocheted beautiful bedspreads to raise funds for cancer research and other charitable causes, leaving a lasting impact on those she helped.

Barb was an avid gardener, known for her lush gardens and thriving tomato plants. She generously shared the fruits of her labor with her neighbors and friends, a small but meaningful way of brightening their days. While some might remember Barb for her expertise in curling and her encyclopedic knowledge of hockey, others will recall her as a woman unafraid to speak her mind, yet always with a heart full of genuine affection for everyone she met.

Barb was also a woman of chance, finding joy in the thrill of gambling and the simple pleasure of scratching bingo tickets. Her luck was often contagious, and her visits to the local Chevron in Castlegar became a daily ritual. Barb lived a life filled with love, generosity, and a zest for life that inspired us all. Her legacy will continue to shine brightly in our hearts as we remember the remarkable woman who graced our lives with her presence and reminded us of her love for rock and roll music. We will miss her deeply, but her memory will forever be a source of comfort and inspiration.

We love you, Mom, Grandma, and Friend. May you rest in peace, knowing that your kindness and love will live on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing you.