Bar­bara Ann Costelo (Mor­ri­son)

The Victoria Standard - - Obituaries / Notices -

Neil’s Har­bour, Nova Sco­tia

Bar­bara Ann Costelo, aged 49, of Cape North died at Buchanan Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day, Au­gust 27, 2017. Born on Septem­ber 2, 1967 in Neil’s Har­bour.

Barb is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band, Robert Alan Costelo; chil­dren, Ryan (Shannon), Tris­tan (Jess), Liam, Ju­lia and Ai­dan; par­ents, Ann and Al­lis­ter Mor­ri­son; sib­lings, Bonita (Garfield), Al­lis­ter John (Mi­randa), Joel (Pa­tri­cia) and Gina (Rob), as well as grand­chil­dren, Cian and Pene­lope (Ryan and Shannon) and Quinn (Tris­tan and Jess).

Barb is pre­de­ceased by her grand­par­ents, Ruth and Al­lis­ter (Audie) Mor­ri­son, Sadie Ass­eff; moth­erin-law, Mary Costelo, and nephew, Cory Mor­ri­son.

Barb grew up in Cape North Vil­lage sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends. Dur­ing that time, she nur­tured a love for home, fam­ily, na­ture and the beach which never faded but only grew with her love of run­ning and cross coun­try ski­ing.

Barb at­tended Dingwall Ele­men­tary and Cabot Jr./sr. High School un­til elect­ing to grad­u­ate from Queen Elizabeth High School in Hal­i­fax. She con­tin­ued her ed­u­ca­tion at­tend­ing Laval Univer­sity and then grad­u­at­ing from St. Mary’s Univer­sity with both a Bach­e­lor of Arts (French) and a Bach­e­lor of Ed­u­ca­tion.

Barb and Rob mar­ried on July 31, 1993, and af­ter spend­ing some years in New Brunswick where Barb be­gan her teach­ing ca­reer, they de­cided to move home to Cape North. While tak­ing over the fam­ily busi­ness of Mor­ri­son’s Res­tau­rant, Barb em­barked on a suc­cess­ful ca­reer teach­ing at Cabot Jr./sr. High School, go­ing on to be­come the youngest Vi­ceprin­ci­pal and first fe­male Prin­ci­pal at that school. It was a re­ward­ing ca­reer she loved and in which she also ex­celled. Barb was held in very high re­gard by both stu­dents and col­leagues alike.

Barb re­mained a well-re­spected, ac­tive and loved mem­ber of her com­mu­nity and was a mem­ber of Aspy Bay United Church. Barb will be greatly missed by her fam­ily and those who came to know her and her love of life. There was al­ways an open door, a meal and a laugh for any that came by.

Do­na­tions in lieu of flow­ers can be made to the Cape Bre­ton Can­cer Cen­tre, Pal­lia­tive Care Unit Buchanan Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal or Aspy Bay United Church. A ser­vice was held on Septem­ber 2 at Aspy Bay United Church, fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at Aspy Bay Ceme­tery. Con­do­lences may be for­warded to the fam­ily by vis­it­ing www.fill­more­and­whit­man.com

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