In Celebration of

Barbara Malloch (Monture)

January 29, 1927 -  June 27, 2020

Called home by the Creator on June 27, 2020, in her ninety-fourth year, after a long period of failing health bravely and cheerfully borne.

Beloved wife of the late Archie Malloch. Devoted mother of Katie (Paul Cowan), Tam, Lesley (Francois Paulette), and James. Loving grandmother of Thaidene (Dvonne Paulette), Sophie (Richard Katz), Alexina (Sarah Erasmus), Sadele (Rohma Nawaz), and the late K’aila. Proud great-grandmother of Havanna, Rio, and the late Thaidene K’aila.

Barbara is also survived by her Monture cousins in Ottawa, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and at Six Nations of the Grand River. She kept all her relations in her heart, from the ancestors to the newborns. Nia:wen!

Barbara honoured her Mohawk heritage over many years of work with the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, Friendship In Time, the Council for Native Ministries of the Anglican Church, and Waseskun Healing Center, of which she was a founder and president. Her colleagues and many friends will always remember her loyalty, strong-mindedness and humour. We were blessed to have had her in our lives.

Thanks to all the staff at Place Kensington for their compassion and care, most especially to Dr. Robert Iny and nurse Sandra Da Ponte, and to caregivers Peace, Asmeret and Jean.

Due to current circumstances, there will be no memorial at this time. But please think of Barbara when you watch Carol Burnett re-runs, read Evelyn Waugh, eat at the Ganges Restaurant or listen to Lester and Billie.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, or to Waseskun Healing Center.

Love you, Mama!


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Judith Berman (Friend)

Entered June 29, 2020 from Toronto

Thinking of you all with so much love and very glad I got to see Barbara one last time

Judith Berman (Friend)

Entered June 29, 2020 from Toronto

Thinking of you all with so much love and so very glad I got to spend some time with Barbara at Sophie and Richard's wedding. Hugs to everyone from David and me, TJ.

Carroll and Michael (friend)

Entered June 29, 2020 from Verdun

Dearest Katie and family,
We are so sorry that you have lost your dear mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was such a fine woman. We hope that all of your best memories of her will give you some solace and a chance to smile at this sad and very difficult time. With love, Carroll and Michael

David Bronstetter (Friends)

Entered June 29, 2020 from Montreal West

Hi, Kate. This is a fine tribute to Barbara, a beautiful woman and wonderful human being. We know something of what you're going through having lost both our parents, but none of us can fully comprehend your individual pain. That's actually a good thing. Among other myriad feelings, you're probably very lonely right now, but your own unique thoughts will be a source of strength and pride in the days to come. Paul, Sophie and Zena will be beside you with hugs and kind words to salve your heart and soul. You'll have memories that will make you smile, cry and laugh for the rest of your life. As you mentioned you've been blessed to have had Barbara/Mum in your life. It's true.
Our deepest sympathies to the entire family and Barbara's large circle of friends and admirers. LOVE, Betsy and Dave.

Deborah Leahy (Friend)

Entered June 29, 2020 from Westmount

Barbara was a very special lady whose wit and intelligence was inspirational.
She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to the family.
Deborah Leahy


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