Obituary of Barbara Caroline Maier
Barbara Caroline Maier
(August 26, 1933 - June 4, 2019)
Barbara Caroline Maier passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on June 4, 2019 at the Louise Jensen Care Center in Camrose, Alberta.
Barbara was born August 26, 1933 in Macklin, Saskatchewan to John Henry and Apollonia Sieben. She was the youngest of eighteen children. Barbara grew up on a farm near Cosine, Saskatchewan. After high school she moved to Camrose where she worked and met Michael Lestus. They married in 1952, then moved to the Lestus family farm where they raised five boys. They continued farming until 1972 at which time they moved to Camrose. Michael passed away in 1979. Barbara continued working in the food industry until her retirement. She met Eduard Maier and they married in 1994. Sadly, they were just short of 25 happy years together.
Barbara was a very hard worker. She never complained about living the farm life without modern conveniences. She needed an abundance of love and patience raising five boys and making sure they had their white shirts and polished shoes for Sunday Church. Her company enjoyed the wonderful perogys, cabbage rolls, meatballs, cinnamon buns and other delights she always had ready for whomever came to her door. Those same five boys always enjoyed the care packages sent home with them throughout the years.
Barbara will always be loved, remembered and cherished by her husband Eduard Maier; her sister Augustine Evenson; sister-in-law Elizabeth Sieben; sons Gerald (Lauren), Wayne (Susan), Hubert (Lori), Perry’s wife Shelley, Roger (Karen); sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as her extended Maier family: Joe (Janice), Philomena (Mike), Angie (Danny), Armella (Tom), Luisa (Bill), thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Barbara was predeceased by her parents, first husband, seven brothers, nine sisters and her son, Perry.
She will be greatly missed and our memories of her will never fade.
A Prayer Vigil was held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from the Burgar Memorial Chapel.
A Funeral Mass was held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (3605 50 St Camrose) with Rev. Joseph Jacobson. Interment has taken place in the Camrose Cemetery.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Barbara's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to STARS.