Florence Barkhouse

Obituary of Florence M. Barkhouse

BARKHOUSE, Florence May - 95, Windsor Elms Village and Brooklyn, Hants Co. Our dear mother passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Emily (Macumber) Thomas.She was a member of the Brooklyn United Church, where she gave outstanding service with her musical talent as organist for 27 years, as well as supporting the neighbouring churches of Scotch Village, Mosherville, Avondale and Sweets Corner, many times playing for three services a day. She was an active member of the United Church Women and the Jolly Seniors Group. She was always able to support good causes in the community, such as the Terry Fox Run, and was rewarded for this by being recognized with a special volunteer award from the District of West Hants and the Town of Windsor. She will be remembered by her friends, neighbours and family for her baked goodies which she so freely shared. One of her greatest joys in life was babysitting her grandchildren and great grandchildren.She is survived by son, Ronald (Joan) Barkhouse, Newport Corner; daughter, Brenda (Roger) Simm, Central North River; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great great granddaughters; sister-in-law, Norma; and many great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by husband, Harry; sister, Glenna; brother, Elston; niece, Marie; nephew, Warren; grand niece, Janice.Special thanks to Ben Robertson for his Musical Therapy Program and to all the staff of the Windsor Elms for their excellent care. Sincere thanks to Cora MacKay of Bible Hill for her special help.Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. A reception will follow in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre. Private family burial will be held at a later date. Family flowers only by request. Since music played such a important part in our mother’s life, we would appreciate donations be made to the Windsor Elms Music Therapy Program, 174 Dyke Rd., Falmouth, N.S. B0P 1L0 or a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "Guest Book" at: www.familycare.ca 


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