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Barbara Gubesch

Barbara Elsie Gubesch (Ross)

November 17th, 1926 - October 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

Passed away, peacefully with her loving son by her side, on October 2, 2020 at the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, Barbara Elsie (Ross) Gubesch, a longtime resident of Tillsonburg, at the age of 93. Barbara was born in Woodstock, to the late Robert Ross and late Elsie (Slater) Ross. Always an avid gardener, she cared for a beautiful array of flowers on her patio at her Queen Street Residence. A strong supporter of the Salvation Army, she enjoyed spending her time volunteering at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, Tillsonburg. Dearly missed by her caring family Michael (Christine) Gubesch, and their son Kieran, of Langton and survived by two brothers Charles Ross (late Winnie), of Tillsonburg and Harold ‘Bump’ (Phyllis) Ross, of Vancouver, B.C. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by three brothers Robert (Bob) Ross (late Pauline), Tony Ross and Paul Ross.

In keeping with Barbara’s expressed wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Tillsonburg Cemetery, by Captain Nancy Sheils. Due to COVID safety restrictions, each person attending must be listed as a guest. Guests must bring and wear face masks and maintain social distancing rules. Friends and relatives are invited to offer support and caring by sending flowers, posting photos, notes of tribute, favourite memories and hugs from home on Barbara’s tribute page at www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com. Memorial donations in Barbara’s memory to “The Salvation Army, Tillsonburg” can be made on the www.verhoevefuneralhomes.com website or through the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes, Tillsonburg, entrusted with all arrangements, with confidence.
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Service Details

  • Private Graveside Service to Celebrate Barbara's Life

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Tillsonburg Cemetery
    Address
    191-193 Simcoe Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A private graveside service will be held due to COVID-related attendance restrictions. Each person attending must be listed as a guest. Guests must bring and wear face masks and maintain social distancing rules.
    Officiant
    Captain Nancy Sheils
  • Interment

    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Tillsonburg Cemetery
    Address
    191-193 Simcoe Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Affiliations

  • The Salvation Army

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: THE SALVATION ARMY TILLSONBURG COMMUNITY CHURCH.

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Al Gubesch

Posted at 10:48am
Mike, Christine and Kieran,
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, wonderful memories of her growing up and swimming in what was an "original" infinity pool. Deepest sympathies
Alan & Kelly Gubesch and family
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Marlene

Posted at 09:00pm
My sincerest condolences Michael and family. I will remember Aunt Barbara’s exuberance, her sunny disposition and her smiling face. RIP.

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Sandy Hesch

Posted at 08:08pm
Michael, Christine,Kieran and family. my sincere condolences go out to you ,for the loss of your mother, grandmother and sister.RIP Barb💗 I will miss you dearly.We had a lot of fun times together while doing your hair and all our visits together!!
You were a beautiful lady inside and out💗💗 Rest in peace Beautiful Lady🌹Until we meet again🙏Your friend Sandy Hesch
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Diane Burgesss

Posted at 08:04pm
Michael, Christine and Kieran
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom/grandma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sincerely
Wayne and Diane Burgess
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