Barbara was born and went to school in Baysville and Bracebridge. In 1968 she married Robert
Flaherty and they moved to New Liskeard and managed the Husky Motel and Tri Town Drive In
Theatre until its closing, after which she was head cashier at IGA and later a cook at
Barb was a good natured person with a great sense of humour and heart of gold, ready to help
anyone in need. She was a great cook, avid gardener, snowmobiler and cross country skiier.
Bob died of cancer in 1998. In 2007 Barb was diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly
succumbed in 2013. Throughout she maintained a positive attitude.
Barbara was extremely grateful for the help and support she received from the Daffodil Terrace
Lodge in Sudbury, where she stayed for her treatments. She said they took away part of the
burden and allowed patients more time to focus on their health. She sang the praises of everyone
connected with the Lodge, and throughout the stays of herself and her husband made many
Barbara felt strongly about giving back, and in her will made Daffodil Terrace Lodge, through its
sponsor Northern Cancer Research Foundation, an equal beneficiary with her family of her
In addition to helping Daffodil Terrace Lodge, Barbara’s estate received a significant tax benefit
from her charitable giving.
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