Barbara was born on January 17, 1954 in Beausejour, Manitoba and passed away from Covid-19 in the Yorkton Regional Health Center on December 19, 2021 with her husband Gordon, her son William, daughter Kalinda (on facetime from Hamilton, Ontario) and sister Virginia holding her hands as she made her journey to her eternal heavenly home.
Though she is with her precious Lord, Barbara is also with those who passed before her and yet we who remain, feel she left her family and friends far too soon.
Barbara met the Lord when she was a young child in the St. Luke’s Anglican Church at Balsam Bay, Manitoba where the whole family attended church. Loving Sunday School Barb also attended summer Bible School with her sisters and friends. When Barbara was 13 she dedicated her life to the Lord, at Faith Bible Camp at Elk Island near Victoria Beach, Manitoba. From that day on, Barb always shared her love of God with everyone she knew.
Barbara worked at the Selkirk Mental Hospital while living with her mother and father in Selkirk, Manitoba. She worked in housecleaning at the hospital for four years, then moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Barb then worked in housekeeping at Taché Assisted Living Facility for approximately three and a half years, then trained for the VON of Winnipeg whom she worked for approximately ten years. Many people she spoke with heard how much she loved working with the senior residents at the homes. When Barb left Manitoba in 1993, she moved to Saskatchewan and continued working in the cleaning profession, working in private homes and businesses where her cleaning skills were well appreciated. One of which was her sister’s Salon and then Salon/Giftware store. When she retired from her cleaning business every one of her clients missed her impeccable cleaning skills.
Barbara became a member of Gospel Outreach in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan and soon was joined with her sister, where they both grew. Barbara continued with her love of teaching Sunday School, bringing her son and friends to Sunday School at Gospel Outreach. It was a blessing to watch her joy and love of sharing her Lord with learning children.
In 1996 a young man from an adjoining town noticed Barb at a Youth Night church ball game at the Lake of the Prairies. They soon became friends and he continued to ask if she and her son William would like to join him for other events. It took this young man a number of years to ask her for a real date that led to their friendship and finally on to ask for her hand in marriage.
After marriage Barb still studied in her faith journey and now shared that love with her husband Gordon and her children and grandchildren. They loved their visits to Winnipeg, Selkirk and Grand Beach for visits with Barb’s family many times during their marriage.
Barbara loved to play guitar which she did most of her life. She also loved bowling and bowled in leagues in Winnipeg and Langenburg. She had a passion for a good cup of coffee, sharing scripture quotes, playing table games and nurturing house plants. Barb also loved going camping whenever she had the chance to do so.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents Stanley and Emily, brothers Oswald and Douglas; sisters Nora and Kay; sister-in-law Gloria and niece Nora.
Barbara leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Gordon Bahsler; children Kalinda and William (Jaklynn); grandchildren Hailey, Jaya (expecting Barb’s first great-grandchild and there is much sadness that Barb will be missing out on this precious event), Emily Grace, Charles, Deegan, Everly and Axel Jax; brothers Irwin, Malcolm, Leon, and Warren; sisters Brenda, Virginia, Debbie, and Cora, Della, Myrna, Loretta and Daphne; mother-in-law Esther, sister-in- law Bev, brother- in-law Ken and many other extended family, friends and relatives.
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