Barbara Anne Porter
Porter – Peacefully after a brief illness, at her daughter’s home in Summerside, with family by her side, of Barbara Anne (Gillis) Porter, aged 84 years. Born in Berwick, NS, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lucy (Sarsfield) Gillis. Survived by her daughter Debbie Totten; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; son-in-law Scott Garland; brother Larry (Luramae) Gillis; sister-in-law Eileen (Ron) Trevors; and by her nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Lorimer Porter; daughter Suzanne Garland and by her son-in-law Terry Totten. Barbara Anne grew up in Bridgetown, NS and following graduation attended Business School in Kentville, NS. Mom worked for a few years at the Telephone Company before happily settling into married life raising their 2 daughters. In retirement Mom and Dad moved to Coldbrook, NS where they enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter, trips South in the spring, and summer months at their cottage in Aylesford Lake, NS entertaining family and friends. Mom enjoyed the last few months living in Summerside and keeping busy doing her puzzles and playing cards. Highlights of her days were when her great-grandchildren visited, and she watched them laugh and play. You left us quickly and we treasure your memories. Your last wish was to see dad, so we draw comfort knowing you are together again. Special thanks to Dr. Kutcher, Palliative Home Care Nurses, Family and Friends for your kindness and support during this difficult time. Resting at Moase Funeral Home, Summerside. No visiting hours or funeral service by request. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.