EVANS-TAVERNER, Barbara Anne (nee Fielding)
Barbara Anne Fielding grew up on the shores of Fairy Lake with her dad Jim, mom Ivy and her younger brother Jimmy. Summers were fun filled with lots of tourists who vacationed at their Lakeview Cottage Resort. An excellent swimmer, Barb swam across Fairy Lake. Dogs were her constant companions all her life. In 1955, at the age of 18, Barbara began her teaching career at the Canal in a one room school. Teaching in Scarborough and Orangeville followed before returning to Huntsville. Barb loved her students who in return loved their teacher. Teaching and caring for Kirk and Scott filled her days. She served a term as president of the FWTAO and in 1990 retired from the Muskoka Board of Education. Sunday School, Books for Newborns, World Vision, Probus - just a few on her list of activities. Retirement years were filled with gardening, art projects, golf and playing in her ladies bridge group. In winters, Barb and her husband Ron loved to socialize in Florida where golf and cards filled happy hours with old and new friends. In later years with unsettled health, Barb moved into Muskoka Shores Care Community . She passed away on May 9 2021 in her 84th year.
Beloved wife of Ronald Taverner. Loving mother to sons Scott and his wife Terri and the late Kirk Evans. Dear sister of Jim (Nancy) Fielding, Nancy (Glen) Taverner and Eric (Lisa). Proud grandmother of Cailin and Amelia. Barb will be remembered by her niece Maiya (Ryan) Merritt, nephews Regan( Elsbeth) Fielding and Jimmy (Tracey) Fielding.
Due to covid and travel restrictions for son Scott and wife Terri who reside in South Korea, a Celebration of Life will occur at a later date. Barb will be laid to rest at All Saints Anglican Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations can be made to Huntsville Hospital Foundation, World Vision or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
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