In Memory of




Obituary for Barbara Ann Purcell

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Purcell, peacefully at the Hilltop Manor LTC on March 26, 2024, at the age of 66 years old. Barb was born June 16, 1957, on Bell Island, Newfoundland and moved to Cambridge Ontario December 16, 1991. Predeceased by her parents Helen Purcell and Gordon Purcell, her sister Lynn Purcell, and her brother Gordon Purcell Jr. Beloved partner of 25 years to Ron Bowdring. Loving mother to her children Robert Purcell (wife Emily), Harold Dadd, and Darryl Dadd. Dear sister of Lorraine Purcell, Joan Purcell, Mary Purcell (Mike), Jenny Purcell, Shelley Purcell (Rob), and Terry Purcell. Barb was a devoted and loving grandmother to Brittany, Gracelyn, Nicholas, and Matthew along with the many others who grew up calling her "Nanny Barb." She was a proud great - grandmother to Aaliyah, Harper, and Jackson Loving stepmother to Ronnie Bowdring (kim), Shawna Bowdring (Adam), and Robert Bowdring. Barb will also be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews, her friends and family in Cambridge and Newfoundland. A special thanks and appreciation to the nurses and PSW's at Hilltop Manor LTC for providing such love and care to Barb. Cremation has taken place.