Barbara (Barb) THREADKELL (nee Ross)

Obituary of Barbara (Barb) Joan THREADKELL (nee Ross)

January 14, 1947 – Calgary, Alberta
January 14, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce that Barbara Joan Threadkell died on Thursday, January 14, 2021, on her 74th birthday.  We are grateful that she passed quietly in her sleep after a long and valiant battle with lung disease.

Barb led a rich, full life filled with family, travel and wonderful summers at Christina Lake.  She spent many years working with Girl Guides of Canada organizing camps and teaching young girls about the wonders of nature.  She was also an accomplished cook and crafter and a skilled sportswoman, especially in water sports. Finally, Barbara was a great animal lover and will leave behind her dog, Roscoe.  

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband of fifty-four years, Rob, her son Trent (Sue), and her daughter, Colleen (Gene), and five wonderful grandchildren, Alyssa, Megan, Mack, Avi, and Eli.  She is also survived by her mother, Elizabeth two sisters, Donna and B’Anne (Sig), and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her dad, Bruce, and her grandparents, Liz and Alex.

A private family celebration of Barb’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB). 

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Barb’s name may be made directly to the Lung Association of Canada, Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Barbara’s obituary at

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Unit 72 at the Foothills Medical Centre for their support and care in Barb’s last days.

In living memory of Barb Threadkell, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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