In Celebration of

Barbara C. Olsen

July 16, 1951 -  January 10, 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Carol Olsen on January 10, 2023, in Mississauga, ON. Barb passed peacefully surrounded by her husband, Richard, and family members, after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Barb was born on July 16, 1951, in Sackville, NB to parents Edward Leblanc and Irene (Cormier)
Barb grew up in Port Elgin N.B. and spent her early years there. Barb met Rick in 1966 in Grade 9 in High School and started dating the next year which led to a loving relationship of over 57 years. Barb & Rick married in 1970 and welcomed their first daughter, Angela, in the fall of 1970 and the second daughter Karen, in December 1977. Barb & Rick were the proud grandparents of 4.
Barb loved her Bingo and we have had many funny stories over the years. Barb was also an amazing cook, and her reputation was for having our guests take the leftover food home with them. Her coleslaw, meat on a stick, and gravy were a favorite amongst the grandkids and the sons-in-law.
Barb worked in Data Entry at Carlton Cards for over 30 years & Kuehne & Nagel for 15 years before she retired in 2016.
Later in life, Barb & Rick started traveling to southern destinations for many fun vacations with lots of travel stories that are still talked about with much laughter. In later years Barb & Rick brought the family & grandkids along, whom she was so proud of. Aruba in the later years was the favorite vacation spot of choice and in May 2022, our youngest grandkids were able to join the family for their first trip south.
Barb will be deeply missed by her husband of 52 years, Richard, and her 2 daughters, Angela Olsen-Noseworthy (Darren) of Innisfil, Ont. and Karen Parisi (Olsen) & Phil of St Thomas, Ont. 4 Grandchildren, Adam & Cory Noseworthy and Isabella and Joseph Parisi, Sister Betty Ann (Henry) Robichaud of Fredericton, N.B. as well as many nieces and nephews and her many friends.
Barb was pre-deceased by her Father, Edward LeBlanc, Mother, Irene (Cormier), & her Older Brother, Ronald LeBlanc.
In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you direct your time and money to various good causes throughout your own community or any contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Betty Ann Robichaud (Sister-(Irene was our mother !))

Entered January 14, 2023 from Fredericton

A wonderful sister!Another angel
In heaven!💕

Terry Lynn (Spencer)Rodobolski (Cousin)

Entered January 14, 2023 from Cambridge, Ontario

RIP Barb. Your with your Mom,Dad and Ronnie now. May GOD receive you in his Heavenly Kingdom. If you see my Dad please tell him I love and miss him 😔. Love you cuz.

Diane Hogan 

Entered January 14, 2023 from St Catharines

I hadn't seen you for many, many years, but I know That you and Rick were very good friends with my aunt and uncle ( who have passed away many years ago). I just remember seeing you at their house a lot and you were the most nicest, friendliest lady around, always smiling and laughing. You loved everyone and everyone loved you. You are going to be really missed. R.I.P. Barb!!!

Debra Ryan (Sister In Law)

Entered January 14, 2023 from Fergus Ontario

She was cherished by her family

Robert Wiseman (Family friend)

Entered January 14, 2023 from Cambridge

Barb always had the most beautiful and infectious smile and laugh. Barb was also a most genially kind, caring and compationate person .


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