Barbara May Saunders
January 18, 1946 - October 23, 2019
This is the story of Barbara May Saunders (nee Upshall). Barbara was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. "Barbie" as she was called by many of her friends and family, was an amazing wife, mom, daughter, sister, grandmother, friend and card shark like no other.
Barbara’s story starts on January 18, 1946, one of six children of George and Lillian Upshall. Barbara was born in Little Harbour East, NL. where she would spend her childhood, grow up, and make many lifelong friends. She would continue her education to become an elementary school teacher and later a banker. She fell in love with a rascal named Roger and had two children, Renée and Melanie.
Barbara was a "Travelling Wilbury", laying her hat in many communities across Newfoundland. She was an avid dart player, with one of her proudest moments being repeat recipient of the skunk trophy. She was creator of many interesting knitted items, player of numerous games, and reader of all books by Danielle Steele. However, what she will be best remembered and cherished for was her selfless caring and devotion to others, putting others before herself always.
Loved ones that cleared the path for Barbara are her mother and father, George and Lillian Upshall, husband, Roger Saunders, and brothers Winston and Franklin, in addition to other beloved relatives. Loved ones that will miss Barbara until they meet again are her daughters, Renée Saunders and Melanie (Shawn) Wheeler, sisters Lorraine Wiseman, Norma (Don) Stanley and Daisy King, grandchildren, Evan, Claire and Caleb Gallant and Brett, Sarah and Zachary Wheeler, and her long-time friend Gary Cooper in addition to many other friends and relatives.
And so the story goes on until we meet again. We love you and miss you, Mom.
A Celebration of Barbara will be held at 4 pm, on Friday, October 25, 2019, at Pritchett’s Funeral Home, 11 Centennial Road, Gambo, NL A0G 1T0.