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Barbara Ann Lee (née Ramsay)

September 7, 2023

Peacefully passed away after a long and courageous battle with dementia at The Village of Glendale Crossing, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, September 7, 2023 Barbara Ann Lee (née Ramsay) in her 92nd year.  Beloved wife of the late B. Marks Lee (2006). Loving mother of Teresa and Mike Van Esch; Janet and Bob Koczwara; and Scott Lee and Tina Venema. Very proud grandmother of Nicole Crispin (Greg), Brett Van Esch (Alex O’Brien), Ben Koczwara, Meghan Koczwara, Victoria Lee and Richard Lee. Survived by her sister Margaret Couse; as well as several nieces, nephews, and their families. Barb was predeceased by her parents Basil and Elsie (née Pickles) Ramsay; and in-laws Donald Couse, Thomas and Agnes Lee, and Charles and Alice Ellis.

To those who knew her, she was the personification of loving kindness. She was a hardworking, resourceful spouse and mother who loved family and travel. Even in her later years, she maintained a sense of humour and always had a smile for you.

The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff in the Byron Neighbourhood at The Village of Glendale Crossing for their compassion, kindness and support.

A memorial service will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation the hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners or a charity of your choice would be gratefully accepted by the family.

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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Barb. Her positive outlook and integrity made her a joy to work with. She was so well respected within the London Board of Education, and she helped countless students. Losing a loved one to dementia is so hard; I hope you can hold on to the memories of who she truly was - a lovely person who made the world a better place.

~ Laurie Kay

Our deepest sympathy Theresa,Janet and Scott in the loss of your dear mom. Have many fond memories of the Lee family and time spent on Hunter Woods. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and want you to know we share in your loss. The Fordham Family.

~ Joanne Fordham

I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

~ Gale Floyd

I worked with Barb in the psychology department at the Board of Education for the city of London for many years. She was an integral part of the department. She always wrote lovely poems for people on special occasions. She will be missed surely by all you knew and loved her.

~ Louise LaRose

Dear Koczwara Family, We send our deepest sympathies for your loss. We hope that your loving memories and your abundance of family love comforts you all during this very difficult time. Warmly, Shelley Steve Justin Lauren & Brandon

~ Shelley Pautler

Services for Barbara Ann Lee (née Ramsay)

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

September 14, 2023 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Memorial Service will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

September 14, 2023 12:00 pm

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