Obituary of Barbara Russell-Niles
In Loving Memory
Surrounded by friends and family, Barbara Russell-Niles passed away peacefully at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in her 75th year. Barbara Victoria McCann was born February 5, 1945 in Simcoe, ON to J.B. and Marjorie McCann of Delhi. Beloved wife of 17 years to Larry Dennis Niles. Dedicated and loving mother of Jason Russell (Lisa), Oakville, and Kimberly English (Glenn), Moffat. Fiercely proud grandmother of Benjamin, Blythe and Chloe Russell, and Brooke, Brody and Colton English. Dearest sister of Karen Reuter, London. Predeceased by her parents, John (J.B.) (1997) and Marjorie (née Campbell) McCann (2001), and by her first husband of 27 years, Ron Russell (2014). Barb cherished family and friends above all. She would always be there with equal doses of love and feisty common sense when any of us needed it. She enjoyed her real estate career, gardening, travelling, entertaining, her beloved terrier Riley, and simply spending time with those she loved. Barb was much loved and will be missed dearly. A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519) 582-1290 (mfh.care) on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., with prayers and eulogy beginning at 3:00 p.m. Inurnment to follow in Teeterville Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association will be gratefully appreciated by the family.