BECK, Barbara Jane

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Barbara Jane Beck on January 26, 2018. Barb was surrounded by family and close friends when she passed away at the Hull Hospital in Gatineau, Quebec. Barb was born March 9, 1958 in St. Stephen, NB, daughter of Jean McLay and the late John “Jack” Beck. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald “Ronnie” Bougie, and father, Jack Beck. Barb is survived by her mother, Jean McLay of St. Stephen, NB; sister, Linda Betts (Gary) of Truro, NS; brother, John Beck (Bonnie) of St. Stephen, NB; nephews: John Betts, Ryan Betts (Vanessa), Patrick Beck, Bryce Beck; aunt, Norma Feeney of Fall River, NS (Donnie); uncles, Ken Beck (Carmen) and Ian MacMicheal, as well as many cousins. Barb grew up in St. Stephen, NB, graduating from St. Stephen High School in 1976. She attended New Brunswick Community College in St Andrews, NB before moving to Ottawa in 1977 where she attended the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. Barb retired from the Federal Government in 2014 after working 32 years with the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. Barb will be remembered for her outgoing, loving, and generous personality as well as her charming laugh, along with her culinary skills. Funeral service will be held at The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. For those who wish, remembrances to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca