On October 21, 2020, at Christchurch Hospital after a short illness, aged 71 years. Most loved and cherished soulmate and best friend of Maurice, loved and treasured Mum of Cushla and Ian, Kylie and Woody, and Renata, adored Nana of Zachary, Olly, Tommy, and Ryan, and a friend to many. Special thanks to the doctors and the Oncology team (Ward 26) at Christchurch Hospital. Their care, compassion and support meant a lot. Messages may be addressed to The Family of the late Barbara Edwards, c/- PO Box 39001, Christchurch 8545. In memory of Barbara, donations to The Breast Cancer Foundation would be appreciated, and may be made at the service. A celebration of Barbara’s (Bid’s) life will be held in our Westpark Chapel, 467 Wairakei Road, Burnside, on Wednesday, October 28, at 10.00am. Private cremation to follow.
Maurice, Cushla, Kylie, Renata and families wish to acknowledge everyone for the love and support shown to us on the loss of Barbara. We offer our heartfelt thanks to those who attended the funeral in person, many travelling long distances to do so, and via livestream. Thank you for the telephone calls, emails, cards, messages of condolence, floral tributes, for supplying meals, the cake fairy and the donations to Barbara’s chosen charity, The Breast Cancer Foundation. Thank you to Dr Arthur Collins, Travis Medical Centre, the doctors and team at Ward 26, Christchurch Hospital, Nurse Maude, and Julie and Rob of Lamb and Hayward. Please accept this as a personal acknowledgment of your compassion and kindness. From Maurice, a special thank you to Cushla and Ian, Kylie and Woody, Renata and my Grandsons Zachary, Olly, Tommy, and Ryan for your perfect contribution to the service for our special lady.