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Barbara Diane Perry


Barbara Diane Perry

It is with profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Barbara Diane Perry, age 68 of Monastery, on December 31, 2019 who died surrounded by her loving family.

Born and raised in Monastery, she was one of sixteen children of the late Edward and Martha (Bowie) DeCoste.

Known for her hardworking hands, she proudly fished alongside her husband and subsequently her son for more than 25 years.

A devoted "Nanny", her face would light up every time she spoke of or spent time with her grandchildren. From Calgary to the Shore, she took every opportunity to be with her family and took pleasure in being teased about her unique East Coast slang. She was heartbroken with the loss of her grandson Craig, but we find comfort by knowing they have been reunited.

Barb loved a good card game and was known by her playing circle to rattle the table when she dropped down the winning Ace.

She will be immensely missed by everyone she knew for her unconditional love, humble and selfless personality, and her quick-witted humour.

She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Roy; son Shawn (Sandi), Tracadie; daughter, Kimberly (Christian), Calgary; grandchildren, Lucas, Caleb, and Paige; sisters, Shirley (William) Boudreau, Lila Beshong, Florence (Clifford) Boudreau, Muriel Gorman, and Theresa DeCoste; brothers, Lloyd (Shirley), Eddie (Margaret), Gerald, and Eugene (Eleanor); and aunt, Bessy Fougere.

Predeceased by her grandson Craig; brothers, Vincent, Ralph, and Ronnie; sisters, Stella, Gloria, and Gladys; as well as several sister and brothers in-law.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 6, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM in C.L Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St., Antigonish.  Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 11 AM in St. Peters Church, Tracadie, NS, with Fr. John Barry and Fr. Danny Boudreau presiding.  Burial in the parish cemetery.

In Memoriam, donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation in her name.

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Service Date
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Service Time
Service Location
St. Peter's Church, Tracadie, NS

Monday January 6, 2020
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS

Requested Charity
St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation