Barbara Joyce ANAKA (nee OVINGTON)

June 29, 1927-August 21, 2014

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Barbara Joyce Anaka was born on June 29, 1927 in Collettsville, BC and passed away on August 21, 2014 in Campbell River. She was predeceased by her daughter Sharon in 1947 and by her husband Harry in 2006.

Survived by her loving children Elaine James (Trev), Donna McIraith (Gil), Linda Chaisson (Garth), Michael Anaka (Judy), Barb O’Shea (Rob), 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Spending her childhood in Merritt, BC, she was the 7th of 9 children born to John and Hannah Ovington. She met the love of her life and future husband Harry in Merritt. They were married on June 16, 1944 in Cumberland, BC and they enjoyed 63 years together. Settling in Campbell River, they built a beautiful home at Stories Beach, where they raised their family. Over the years, they also travelled extensively and in later years, they enjoyed spending their winters in Yuma, Arizona.

Barb loved gardening, singing, dancing, camping, fishing, and get togethers with family. She will be remembered and loved for her kind, loving heart, her beautiful smile, her devotion to family and her joy of life.

Our family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Brian Carswell for his years of care and friendship. We would also like to thank the staff of Yucalta Lodge for their excellent care.

Please join us in celebrating and remembering at the Baptist Church Chapel on Dogwood Street on September 6 at 2:00p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimers Foundation or the Campbell River Hospital Foundation.

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