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Thom BarbaraTHOM, Barbara Helen  (RITCHIE) Thom 

July 26, 1934 – May 25, 2023  


With profound sadness, that the Family announces Mom's peaceful passing on May 25th with her family surrounding her. 


Born & raised in Nova Scotia, Barbara one of 11 children came to live in Ontario with husband Donald Thom. 


Here she raised four children and made a multitude of friends.


Barbara worked for many years at Burns Jewellers downtown Oshawa then on to manage Kern's Jewellery Store in the Midtown Mall Oshawa for decades.


Barbara is survived by her children Deb Miller (Cliff), Gord Thom (Mary), Sandie Kraft (David deceased) and Jamie Thom (Alice).


Grandchildren, Trisha, Juliana, Paul, Caroline, Catherine, Lizzy, Duell, Cory, Ryan, and Kristen, great-grandchildren Chanelle, Josh, Malcolm, Ruby, Denim, Areianna, Jack and Lily and great-great-grandchildren Lisa & Paisley.


Also survived by her brother Lloyd Ritchie (Sharon) and Mom’s Beloved sister and Best Friend Emma Creese (Mom’s other pea in her pod) with whom Mom spoke with every other day!


Mom will be missed immensely by her Dear Friends Donna Skinner and Mark Simmonds.


Predeceased by Donald Thom husband of 30 years and Garry Pettit.


Life Partner of 31 years.


Barbara is resting at  ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME where cremation will take place and at the request of our Mother, there will be no visitation and a private family Celebration of Life at a later date.


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Rest peacefully Mom, You are loved beyond words!