Dorothy Jane (Hooker) Barr

Dorothy Jane Hooker (Barr)

On January 25, 2020, following a brief illness. Youngest daughter of Mayford Orr and Eddie Hooker, she was born and grew up at Maple Hill Farm near Ormstown, Quebec.

Predeceased in 2003 by her husband of 48 years, Bob Barr, and by her brother Bill Hooker. Leaves to mourn her children Janice, Bruce and Heather (Kenny Welburn). Survived by her best friends and sisters Marjorie Templeton and Ruth Tannahill. Will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Angela Neal (Chris), Jesse Barr (Amanda) and Julie Neal (Josh) as well as her much-loved nieces and nephews, her brothers- and sisters-in-law, her long-time neighbours in Howick and many dear friends.

Retired after 30 years as an elementary school teacher at HES, Mary Gardiner and schools in both Quebec City and Westmount. Dorothy was a dedicated educator and took great pleasure in encounters with her many former students.

A long-time and active member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church, she had a deep and abiding faith. She loved many kinds of music and enjoyed playing the piano, especially when accompanying her favourite musicians.

She will be deeply missed by her family and was never happier than when in their midst. Her energy, love and honesty will always be remembered.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 30th, 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the McGerrigle Funeral Home.
Funeral service at Georgetown Presbyterian Church on January 31, 2020, visitation from 12:30 to 2 p.m., funeral at 2 p.m.

Many thanks to Dr. Malec, Lynn Mason of the CLSC and especially to Robin Ovans of the OMC for all the assistance and support in helping us to navigate Mom’s final weeks.

Donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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    Our deepest sympathy to the Barr and Hooker families, especially her children and her sisters, Marg and Ruth.


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    To the Barr and Hooker Families:
    My sympathy to everyone.
    I will always remember Bob and Dorothy dancing.
    I hope they are again.


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    So sorry to hear about Dorothy’s passing. I used to see her every Sunday in the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. She’ll be missed. We won’t be able to attend the funeral service as we are travelling abroad at this time. All our prayers and thoughts to your family.


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    So sorry for your loss. Your mother’s smile and kind heart will be remembered.

    My father, Bill Lawrence, also sends his sympathies.


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    What a special lady. She was always so friendly and had a smile on her face. Our sympathies to the family.

    Brian and Val irving


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    Saddened to hear of your loss. Mrs Barr certainly was a wonderful lady. My deepest sympathies to all the family.
    May she Rest in Peace.


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    We’re so sorry for your loss. Our warmest regard and earnest sympathy for all who knew and loved her.


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    What a delightful person.She never grew old. Always smiling and active.My deepest sympathy to her family.She will be missed by all who knew. We would meet at fair time and catch up on all the news. I had the privilege of teaching with her.


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    I loved going to the hall when she played, I was amazed as soon as someone started singing she could follow perfectly on the piano I am so sorry for your loss. She touched so many lives and will be missed.


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    Janice et Heather, mes sincères sympathies, car perdre sa mère est un gros morceaux. My deepest regrets


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    My condolences to Dorothy’s family.
    I remember Dorothy well from church and the Howick community as a kind and lovely lady.


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    Our sympathy to the Barr and Hooker families, Dorothy was a kind and caring lady! Thinking of you all at this time!


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    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. I remember you Mom with her happy smile. Another bright star shines for above. Hugs Cheryl (Gillies) Richer and family


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    Janice, Bruce, Heather…Ruth, Marjorie & all other family members….So, so sorry for your loss & the loss to the whole community, of a wonderful lady!! <3


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    Andy and I are so sorry for the loss of such a sweetheart. Always a smile on her face, she spread joy wherever she went. Our condolences to family left.


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    Our sympathies to all the family at this difficult time. You are.in our thoughts and prayers.


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    Dear Janice Heather Kenny & Bruce and family
    So sorry to hear about your mom’s death. We didn’t realize it would be so sudden. She was always smiling and very nice to us all. She will remain in your heart forever. Take care Love Lynn & Betty


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    What a special lady Dorothy was. She always had a smile and a good word for everyone she met.
    My deepest condolences to the family. She will leave a big hole in the Howick community .
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Sharon Weippert


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    So very sad! What a lovely, lovely lady she was! Our entire family extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Bar family ❤️ x.o.