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Barbara A. Duffy


Barbara A. Duffy

A precious soul has left this world. Our lasting memories of our beloved mother are simple: a hard working, passionate figure of strength who never waned in her support or love for her family and who soldiered on, even when times were tough. Barbara, also lovingly known as Barbie to many, completed her earthly journey in the early morning hours of Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. She was surrounded by the presence and love of her devoted family.

Born in Saint John, NB on October 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Urban and Dora (Griffin) Shannon. Barbara was a great woman of faith and she will be dearly missed by the Faith Community especially at Smythe Street Church, Fredericton. Many will remember her infectious laugh and her ability to make any heart smile big. Barbara endeared herself to so many people especially when she worked as a Custodial Worker at the NB Legislature.

Mom, your memory will live on in all our hearts forever. Missed already by daughters, Cindy Compagnon (Gary), Pamela Fay (Claude), Elgina Duffy and Theresa Goodine (Ronnie); also, by sons Alvin and Ernest Duffy. Barbara was a cherished "Nanny" to her 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of dear friends and extended family.

Barbara was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Aside from her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Alvin H. L. Duffy Sr.; sons, Michael "Todd" Duffy and Steven W. Duffy as well as several siblings.

A service celebrating the life of Barbara Duffy will be held from Bishop’s Funeral Home Chapel, 540 Woodstock Road, Fredericton on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Wayne Flowers officiating. Friends may visit and express condolences to the family one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place in Saint John, NB later.

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Service Date
Friday, May 10, 2019