In loving memory of
February 5, 1895 - June 3, 1975
Thursday, June 5,
1975 The Halifax Mail-Star
BROOKLAND - Thomas Barber, 80, died Tuesday at his home.
Born in Newbold, England, he was a son of the late Mr and Mrs William
He was a resident of Brookland for 38 years and was a retired farmer.
He was a veteran of the First World War.
He is survived by one daughter, Margaret (Mrs Roland Stevens), Truro;
one son, Geoffrey, Brookland and 2 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie and several brothers and sisters.
The body is at the Mattatal Funeral Home, Truro, where funeral service
will be held
2 p.m. Friday, Captain Ian MacAllister officating. Burial will be in
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army
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Mrs. Thomas Barber
Mrs. Thomas Barber of Brookland passed away in Aberdeen Hospital, New
Glasgow, surrounded by her devoted family, on Saturday morning, June
17, in her 48th year.
She was the former Marjorie Elizabeth Storr, daughter of Mrs. Storr
and the late John Storr of England, one of a family of five sons and
two daughters, all of whom, except her sister, predeceased her.
Mrs. Barber was a woman of culture, university educated in England,
talented musically and possessing a pleasing voice. A great traveller,
she made several trips across the Atlantic and finally adopted Canada
as her home in 1936 and settled at Brookland with her little son Geoffrey,
being joined later by her husband after he had wound up his business
near Birmingham. She was a devoted mother and a great home-maker, and
she transformed the place at Brookland into a home of refinement. In
religion, Mrs. Barber was a Quaker, and also belonged to the Order of
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Geoffrey, and one daughter,
Nova Margaret, born in Nova Scotia. She also leaves one sister, Priscilla
Storr, besides a host of relatives in England.
The largely attended funeral was held from the home on Monday afternoon,
June 19, with Rev. Douglas Gass of Saltsprings United Church officating.
"The Beautiful Garden of Prayer" was sung, besides other selections,
by Hugh Munro of Scotsburn.
The pallbearers were friends and neighbors: John Cottam, Dunbar Cameron,
William MacIntosh, Neil MacLeod, Scott MacLeod and Henry Munro.
The floral offerings were many and beautiful, and many messages of sympathy
were received, including telegrams from members of the family in England.
Interment was at the private cemetery on the home farm.
N.S. Vitals: Marjorie E. Barber, died 1950 in New Glasgow, Pictou County
Registration Year: 1950 - Page: 3694
Born: January 11, 1902 England
In Province: 14 yrs
Died: June 16, 1950 at 48y 5m 5d
Informant: Thomas Barber - Address: Scotsburn, N.S. - Relation: Husband
Page 12-Wednesday, June 25, 1950 The Evening News, New Glasgow, N.S.
Card of Thanks
Thomas Barber and family of Brookland would like to thank all the kind
people that wrote or visited her at home, or in hospital, all the doctors
and nurses, who at any time during her life, helped to comfort her in
any way. Also the many friends and neighbors that helped to carry the
burden of sorrow at the end.
A sweet memory for the family.
Page Seven - Wednesday, June 25, 1950 The Evening News, New Glasgow,
Salt Springs, June 12 [last para]
We extend deepest sympathy to Thomas Barber and family in the passing
Mrs. Barber whose death occurred in Aberdeen Hospital last Friday night.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, N.S.
BARBER, Geoffrey Thomas - 85, Brookland, Pictou Co.,
passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2007, in New Glasgow.
Geoff was born June 24, 1921, in England to parents Thomas and Marjorie
He came to live at the farm in Brookland in 1936. Geoff loved the farm
and the woodland.
Geoff loved to play the guitar and the mouth organ, and sing to entertain
his family and friends.
He is survived by his sister, N. Margaret Stevens, Truro; niece, Sue
(Martin) Cameron, Bible Hill; brother-in-law, Roland Stevens, Truro;
nephew, Mark Stevens. Geoff was predeceased by his parents, Thomas (1975)
and Marjorie (1950) Barber.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. Wednesday,
April 25, both in H.W. Angus Funeral Home, 256 King St., New Glasgow,
with Rev. Barb Fotheringham officiating.
Reception will follow.
Geoff will be buried at a later date in Brookland beside his parents
in a private family graveside service.
Donations in memory of Geoff may be made to St. Lukes Presbyterian Church,
Saltsprings, or to a charity of one's choice.