Barbara Black Hryciuk (nee Archibald)

Barbara Black Hryciuk (nee Archibald)

Barbara passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015 following a lengthy battle with many health challenges.

Barb, or Buzz as she was known, was born May 27, 1931 in Kimberley, BC. She was one of five children of Archie and Barbara Archibald.

A stay at home mom and homemaker, Barb took pride in her home and looking after her husband Bill and raising their three kids.

During her younger days, Barb was an avid golfer and curler including winning the Ladies Club Champion Honours at both the Kimberley and Cranbrook Golf Clubs and playing in the BC curling playdowns on a rink with her sister May Shaw. She loved her time with friends on the links and in the curling clubs and in the last years shared many stories of the friendships shared and good times had.

Her greatest treasures in life were her marriage of 63 years to her husband Bill, her three children John (Janice), Bruce (Debbie Sinclair) and Donna (Leigh Grainger), her nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Our family wishes to thank Dr. Dave Lenz for his compassion, kind ways and exceptional care of our Mom.

At her request there will be no public service. Family and friends will gather later in the spring to celebrate her life.

Those wishing to honour Barb may consider a donation to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health – ICU Redevelopment Campaign, c/o East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9 or to a charity of your choice.

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