February 8, 1933 - December 10, 2016
Barbara's ashes will be scattered in a memorial garden next year on her parents' wedding anniversary date.
Barbara Lenore Gustaevel (nee Hart)
Barbara Gustaevel succumbed to cancer on Saturday December 10, 2016 at home with her family by her side. Beloved wife of Rolf Gustaevel for 52 years. Loving mother of Janisse and Jim Zimmerman of Zurich, Kevin Gustaevel of London, and Grant Gustaevel of London. Much loved grandmother of Nathan Zimmerman and Aisha Masaoka, Gage and Caleb Gustaevel and great-grandmother of Sam and Sky Zimmerman. Dear sister of Donald Hart, Shirley Langille and Raymond Hart. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Hilda Hart, sister Doreen Haskell, sister Joyce Saul, and brother Alan Hart. Barbara will be missed by several cousins, nieces and nephews, and her friends of 50 years in her Card Club.
Barbara’s life was all about family and children. Rolf and Barbara were foster parents for over 25 years. Along with being a member of the Peter McGregor Chapter and then the Nicholas Wilson Chapter of the IODE, Barbara was a member of the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario Auxiliary for over 30 years. She so enjoyed making the holiday tray favours for the children at the hospital.
Barbara chose cremation and her ashes will be scattered in a memorial garden next year on her parents’ wedding anniversary date. As an expression of sympathy, a donation to the Children’s Health Foundation, London would be appreciated.