It is with great sadness that our beloved mother, Barbara C. Maclaren has passed away at the age of 83 on May 8, 2020 in Montreal. Barbara was born and raised in Gaspe, Quebec to Percival G. Hyman and Mabel I. (Reynolds).
She attended school at King’s Hall, Compton and Bishop’s College before entering nursing school at the Montreal General Hospital. After she married and had three daughters she returned to school at Concordia University to attain her BA in Psychology and later with great pride graduated with her M.Ed in Counselling from McGill University. Barbara enjoyed a career as a Professional Counsellor working for various school boards in the Montreal area, recognized for her testing of youth to identify learning challenges, as well as being in private practice. In addition to her career, Barbara was involved with many boards and charitable organizations as well as having a great love and talent for her many creative interests.
Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years William J. Maclaren, her parents, her sister Phyllis Townley (Bruce), brother Bud Hyman (Anne) and brother-in-law Jock Maclaren.
She is survived and will be forever cherished by her daughters, Heather (Ajay), Catherine, and Judith. She will be dearly missed by her brother Major David Hyman (Helgard), sister-in-law Margaret Maclaren, nine nieces and nephews and seven great nieces and nephews.
Barbara will always be remembered for her beautiful spirit, devotion to family and friends, kindness, generosity, zest for life including her Zsa Zsa ‘sparkle’, sense of humour, that wonderful twinkle in her eye and her smile which lit up everyone who encountered it.
If so desired memorial tributes may be made to the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.