MORRISON, Barbara Amelia (nee Nieforth) - After her struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease, passed away peacefully and comfortably in her 84th year, on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Silverthorn Care Community in Mississauga.
Originally from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Roy Nieforth and Lucy (Whynot). She was predeceased by husband John (1995), son Kevin (1993) and daughter Cavell (2001), and survived by her daughter Heather (Scott Major).
Predeceased by sister Janet (Cameron) and brother Roy, and survived by sister Betty (MacKay) and brother Wayne. She leaves grandchildren Bruce (Lilly), Paul, Rick, and Chris (Niki), and Lianne, great grandchildren Riley, Jarrod, Megan, Darren, Chelsea, and Jake, and great great grandchild Keliana.
Barbara grew up in Liverpool, and trained as a registered nursing assistant in Halifax. She moved to Ontario where she worked at Toronto Grace Hospital in the maternity ward. In 1963, Barb and John moved from Toronto, and settled in Oakville with Heather and Kevin. They regularly made the summer vacation cross-country trek to Liverpool.
In later years, Barb was a devoted caregiver to John and Kevin through their respective chronic health issues. Barbara embraced the Catholic faith, and became a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in 1999, and was a member of Oakville Italian Club. Family and friends were an important focus for Barb, and she enjoyed bingo, gardening, knitting & crocheting, craft-making, church bazaars & picnics, and working with the seniors’ group at St James.
As she succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease, she moved into retirement living where she was supported at King Garden in Mississauga. She subsequently transitioned to Silverthorn Care Community, where she received wonderful care from the Personal Support Workers and Nurses of Country House wing; they described Barb as being very friendly and pleasant. The family extends its gratitude to the amazing staff at Silverthorn for the compassion and support they provided Barb.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 9th from 3 - 7 p.m. at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville.
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 10th at 11 a.m. at St. James Church, 231 Morden Road, Oakville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.