Barbara VanGassen

A photo of Barbara VanGassen



Barbara Ann VanGassen , much loved wife of Maurice passed away on February 22, 2021 at the age of 77 years.  She was the proud mother of Michael VanGassen (Kim Bell), Greg VanGassen (Tracey Want) and Jason & Christina VanGassen.  She will be fondly remembered by nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren as well as her sisters Frances Bilton and Linda & Dennis Hunter.  She was predeceased by her parents Elmer & Dorothy (Lyons) Moore.

Barb and Maurice would have been married for 60 years on March 3rd  of this year.  Together they worked hard over the years farming and raising their children.  In their retirement years they enjoyed travelling to many places.

Barb’s family will remember her privately at this time followed by a graveside service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Chatham.

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Condolences to the whole VanGassen family on the loss of your loved one. Mario and Lana DeBoer

Condolences to you Maurice on your wife's passing. Ginny

Sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Our condolences to the VanGassen Family. Richard and MaryMartha Dale

Our heart felt sympathy to you Maurice and family. for the loss of wife and mother. From Rick & Shirley Gabriel and Tena Spitse.

Maurice, my sincere condolences to you and all of your family. Sorry for your loss.

My sincere condolences, to you Maurice and your family. Barb and I worked many afternoon shifts at SRC and she always made me laugh in telling me stories about her family. Thinking about her has brought me many wonderful memories.

Shocked and saddened at the news of Barbs passing, our thoughts are with you and your family

My sincerest condolences to the VanGassen family. May your memories comfort you in this time of need.

Manon and I would like to send our condolences to the entire VanGassen family. We are sad to hear about the loss of Barbara. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

My condolence to you Maurice and all the family on the passing of Barb. I have many memories from past cucumber growing days. My thoughts are with you all. John Uher and family

Maurice and family, Sorry for your loss. Marlene Fields

Sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Many great times together with Kinsmen gatherings. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deepest sympathy on Barbara's passing.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

Sorry to hear about your loss of your mom Greg and Mike and families. She was a wonderful lady, Your in our thoughts and prayers. Angie Nahmabin and Dave Webster

Deepest sympathy to all the VanGassen Family. RIP Barb🙏🏼

Our thoughts and prayers 🙏 are with the whole VanGassen family, she was a wonderful person.

Our sympathies for your loss. Carry Barb's wit, and poise, portray her strength and cherish the moments, in your hearts, always.

Maurice and Family sorry for loss Barb was a "sweet lady" may your cherished memories carry you through this tough time

To you Maurice and your family, we send our condolences on the passing of Barbara Ann. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne .

Deepest sympathy Maurice and family. Barbara was a lovely lady and so fun loving. So sorry for your loss. Dawn

My heartfelt condolences, Maurice, to you and your family. Your in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorry

Barbara was always a lady ! Very Sorry for your loss !!

Maurice and family, May God wrap his arms around you at this time and give you and your family peace. Thinking of you all.🙏

Maurice and fa,ily , so sorry to hear of your loss. T houghts and prayers are with you.

Randy and I send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Shelly and Randy Catherwood

Maurice and Family, please accept our sincere concolences on the paasing of Barb. May She " Rest in Peace"

Prayers to the VanGassen family on Barb's passing. RIP

Maurice and family my sincere condolences on the loss of your precious wife Barb, mother and grandmother. Your loss is great and in time may your memories help you to smile as you remember her. Sincerely Ruth Moerman

Dear Maurice and family. Don and I send our deepest sympathies. It was a while ago but we still remember great times in Kinsmen and Kinettes. Wonderful memories of our younger selves.

Maurice, Mike, Greg, Jason and families, we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you!

Maurice and boys, heartfelt condolences. Mom and I have many memories of our Kinsmen times and visits at the farm.

Maurice we are so sorry to hear the news, Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. RIP Barb

We are sad to hear of Barb's passing. RIP Barb.

So sorry to hear this. Greg, Tracy, Mike and Kim you are in our thoughts and prayers

RIP Barb. Many find memories over the years, especially Kinsman days! Gone too soon, but finally at peace. Sympathy and Prayers to all.

Maurice and family ,Our deepest sympathy in the passing of Barbara Ann, she was beautiful gal inside and out with a great sense of humor. Take care, Carol & John

Maurice and Family ..Our Thoughts and prayers are with you ! I Donna enjoyed many chats with Barb when you lived up the street ! Our Condolences to all of the VanGassen families!

Dear Maurice On behalf of Bobbi and myself please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Being Barbara’s first cousin I cherish a lot of memories going back into the 50’s and remember attending your wedding 60 years ago. Blessings to you and family at this time Frank & Bobbi

Our Sympathies, Maurice, and to your family

We are so sorry to hear of Barb passing We are thinking of you all and Sendings prayers to you all Ray and Moe


My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family at this time. Sorry for your loss.