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Lillian Barbara Spinney

Barb Spinney

Saturday, October 17th, 2020
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(Lillian) Barbara (McMichael) Spinney of Lindsay, ON, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Victoria Manor at the age of 90 years.

Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband Hartley, Parents Orpha and Percival McMichael, Brothers Alex, Charlie, Ross and Sisters Hazel and Grace.

Left to cherish her memory, Barbara is survived by daughters Dianne Spinney, Lorraine Harvey (James); Grandchildren Natalie Spinney, Hartley Spinney, Melissa Harvey (Joshua Thompson), and Megan Harvey (Steven Christou).

Barbara was born and grew up in Seaforth, Ontario. She married Hartley Caleb Spinney in 1957, and they lived in Stouffville, ON, where they raised two daughters, Dianne Barbara and Lorraine Margaret.

Barbara was an avid Euchre player and loved to dance—her favourite was doing a fast polka. Barb was an accomplished seamstress, creating many fine dresses and outfits. She loved taking care of her rural property, manicuring the lawns and growing various beautiful flowers. Her home was the meeting place for the entire family—bountiful meals celebrating Christmas, Thanksgiving and birthdays. A well-cherished memory her grandchildren will hold close is entering her home, and locating the fresh baked cookies, butter tarts and other treats. She would often take her granddaughters, Natalie, Melissa, and Megan, to local yard sales looking for treasures and to go berry picking. Barbara always had a fond place in her heart for her grandson Hartley.

Barb will always be remembered by those who loved her for her unconditional love, and being there to listen, or lend a hand whenever she could. Never did she miss an opportunity to share her smile.

Funeral service to take place on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the Stoddart Funeral Home, Lindsay. Viewing from 11:00 a.m. C19 restrictions limit the in-person service to invitation-only. All guests must wear a mask and social distance. Interment to follow at the Stouffville Cemetery.

For information regarding the viewing of the funeral service or attending the visitation please email or phone Lorraine at 416 459 1851.

The Zoom meeting will open at 11:00 and the service will start at noon.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Stoddart Funeral Home
    24 Mill Street
    Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2L1
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 12:00pm
    Stoddart Funeral Home
    24 Mill Street
    Lindsay, Ontario K9V 2L1
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Ed Call
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 |
    Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
    Stouffville Cemetery
    12118 Tenth Line
    Stouffville, Ontario L4A 6B8
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Ray La Marche

Posted at 12:34pm
My condolences to Barb Spinney's family and friends. Barb was an avid fan and friend of the members of the Playfoot Band . On behalf of the then members of our band, I offer the following remembrances and tributes.
She attended all of our dances before and after I was the leader of the band. She loved to dance and was an excellent dancer.
She was one that I followed on the dance floor as I played, on the fiddle, some of her favorite tunes to dance to.
What we remember most of Barb was her smile,so warm and genuine. Her smile and demeaner reminded me of my late mother.
When able to she would attend at the band's annual Christmas celebrations at my home,she added her grace and style to our
gatherings. Ray La Marche

Linda Chupa

Posted at 12:51pm
Lorraine and Diane so very sorry for the loss of your Mom.
Our thoughts are with you and your families at this sad time.
Mike and Linda Chupa

Ron Pineo

Posted at 10:23am
Dianne, Lorraine,
Sending sincere condolences to all the family. Sorry that we can not be there on Thursday with you. We have many fond memories of our visits with Aunt Barb at Stouffville and Cambray. The meals..., the card games..., the parties..., all great times. She will be missed by all who knew her. Brenda and Ron

Gary Pardy

Posted at 08:38am
Sorry to hear about you mother, wishing we could attend the service our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joanne and Gary Pardy and family

Deb Mcgriskin

Posted at 07:34pm
I am so very sad to hear about Barb
I will always remember her sweet smile and stories of the farm and her family
She was a pleasure to meet and be with when she was at William Place


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