Passed away unexpectedly at Kingston General Hospital on January 29. She lived a rich, eccentric and full life. She was a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, nurse, midwife, jeweller, yoga instructor, forager, volunteer, gardener, mushroom and nature lover, and champion of all things strange and beautiful. She is survived by her husband, Hugh Gilbert, children, Anna Roch (Neil), and Ian Gilbert, step-children, Jen Gilbert (Jessica) and Chris Gilbert (Angela), sister Uli (and nephews Leo, Emil, and Finnian), aunt T.D (Doris Emler), and treasured grandchildren, Max, Thomas, and Graeme, Joshua, Emily, Avery, and Jacob. She is pre-deceased by her sister Ursula. Barbara was one of a kind, and will be greatly missed.
A celebration of her life will be held in the spring. Friends desiring can make donations in her name to Tree Canada.
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