Barbara Spin
1945 - 2023
Barbara Spin
Visitation Information
Visitation Time
Wednesday 7-9 pm, Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Friday, May 19, 2023
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
St Peters Church, Tracadie
Burial Information
Burial Date
May 19, 2023
Burial Location
St Peters Cemetery
Requested Charity
The Lodge That Gives Halifax, Canadian Cancer Society, St Peters Cemetery Fund
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Our loving Mother and Nanny, Barbara Elizabeth Spin, 78, of Monastery died Monday May 15th in St Martha’s Regional Hospital surrounded by her family.    

Born in Havre Boucher, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Margaret (Casey) DeCoste.    

Widowed at a young age, Barbara devoted her life to raising her large family; being both Mom and Dad. She had an infectious laugh, a door that was always open, a home cooked meal ready, and only asked for a phone call to make sure you arrived home safely.  Many were welcomed into her home over the years and she was affectionately referred to as "Nanny Barb".  She was a fabulous cook, baker and an avid card player who enjoyed her Friday night card games with her sisters.  

Barbara is survived by her children; Marion (Donnie) MacDonald, Addington Forks, Elizabeth "Bibs" (Duane) Boudreau, Bayfield, Patricia (Shane) DeCoste, Monastery, Jodie (Joel) Skinner, Cape Jack, Rudy, Monastery, Paul (Pauline), Monastery, Brian (Helen), Clydesdale, Mike (Gladys), Summerside PEI, Wayne (Cindy), Montague PEI. Grandchildren; Becky, Chris, Cory, Greg, Morghanne, Logan, Reid, Maredith, Casey, Jacob, Johnathan, Jason, Hannah, Stuart, Patrick, Jarrett, Lily.  Great-Grandchildren; Emma, Bella, Anna, Ryan, Nolen, Mason.    

She will be missed by her sisters Rita (Phil) Meagher, Havre Boucher and Anna "Dolly" Fraser, Dartmouth and brother Mike DeCoste, New Glasgow along with many nephews and nieces, especially Linda who held a special place in her heart.       

Barbara was predeceased by her husband Rudy 43 years ago.  As well as sisters;  Kathleen Williams, Agatha Brow, Adeline Cameron, Theresa Kelly, and Patricia in infancy and brothers Joe DeCoste and Gerard DeCoste.   


The remains are resting in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College St, Antigonish with visitation on Wednesday, 7-9 pm, and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Friday 11 am in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, with Reverend John Barry presiding. Burial to follow in the parish cemetery.      

We would like to thank Dr. Jane Ann Howard and the nursing staff of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital for the wonderful care they provided our Mom. We know it meant so much to Barbara to have her entire family with her in her final days.   

Memorial donations may be made to: St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation - Palliative Care Unit, The Lodge That Gives (Halifax), Canadian Cancer Society or St Peter’s Cemetery Fund.   

Barbara Spin