Bartley, Barbara Ann

Bartley: Barbara Ann (nee Ryckman) passed away suddenly at her residence in Killarney, Manitoba on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.  Barbara was born on September 16, 1946 in Hartney, Manitoba and was raised in the Hartney and Souris area. Barbara was the older of two children born to Earl and Anne Ryckman. Barbara married Claire Bartley on September 16, 1967 in Souris and raised three girls, Kimberly, Heather and Tammy. Barb was a member of the Souris Legion for many years, as well as a member of the Royal Purple. In 1985 Barbara and Claire moved to Brandon and resided there until 2008 when they relocated to Killarney, Manitoba. While in Brandon Barb was a dedicated wife and mother but she also was employed at DND Shilo and Brandon Shoppers Mall. Barb also enjoyed bingo, dancing, knitting and visiting with her children and grandchildren of which she spent many hours doing. Barbara leaves behind to mourn; her husband of 50 years, Claire, three children; Kimberly (Jason) Soltys, Heather (Kevin) Skeoch, and Tammy (David) Holowchuk, and three beautiful grandchildren Kayla Soltys, Courtney Soltys and Brody Skeoch.  Barbara also leaves behind to mourn, her brother Ken (Linda) Ryckman, nephew, Mark (Angie) Ryckman and niece, Michelle Kozak (Kyle Gosnold). A celebration of Barbara’s life was held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Kowalchuk’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Darryl Hartwig officiating. Interment was at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Barbara, donations may be made to Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba or to the Ronald McDonald House.

24 thoughts on “Bartley, Barbara Ann”

  1. Our deepest condolences to your family for your great loss. Barb was an amazing woman who will be missed by all who knew her and a great friend of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!!!
    Love from
    Joan Smith and family

  2. My deepest and heartfelt sympathies and love to each of you. I’m thankful so many of my childhood memories include Barb.

  3. Claire and family.
    We send our sympathy to the families at this time. Barbara will be missed by all that were in her short life here.
    You are in our prayers for you
    Barry and Dorothy Caswell

  4. Our sincere sympathy to you Claire and your family with the loss of Barb. Ellen and Larry Decock

  5. Claire & family,
    Was so sorry to see the passing of Barbara, just wanted to let you know my prayer & thoughts are with you all at this time. I’m sorry I can’t go to the funeral as you know how I get around. Will be thinking of you all

  6. Kim, Heather, Tammy, Claire, Ken & Linda & Families,

    I was so shocked to hear of your mom’s passing. We ran into her at the mall in Brandon every now and then and she always greeted us with a big smile. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  7. Our hearts,thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. May the memories of Bard/Mom stay with you all and for ever.

    Blanche & Todd

  8. Deepest Sympathy Claire and family !
    May all your good memories help to cushion your intense loss.
    you may not remember me but my maiden name was Lamb and you came out to my mom and dad’s home (Peter and Anne Lamb ) in Oakburn , MB.

    Take care!

  9. Our thoughts are with you Claire Heather Kim and Tammy. So sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Lorraine Gordie and MurrayLo

  10. Our Deepest Sympathy Clare and Family. May all of your good memories help you through this sad time. Mickey & Teenie Carlisle

  11. Thinking about you all at this time of sorrow! Barb will always be my Barbara Bush! We have so many wonderful memories!!

    Lots of love and huge hugs to you all!

  12. My Deepest Sympathy Claire, and Family.
    My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you in this time of sadness.

  13. Our deepest sympathy from our family to yours. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the memories of your lifetime together help to bring peace in this time of loss.
    God Bless,
    Ric & Cindy Irwin

  14. Claire and girls and all your family,we offer our deepest sympathy to all so sorry for your loss. Pat and Brian Rowe

  15. Claire, Kim, Jason, Kayla, Courtney, Heather, Kevin, Brody, Tammy, and Dave,

    Thinking of all of you today. My deepest sympathy to you all. My favorite memory is your mom’s face as I fell backwards in that chair and the laughter that followed. May the happy memories be the ones that help keep all of you strong through this really tough time.
    Jacquie

  16. Our sincere sympathy on the sudden loss of Barb. We will miss her at the coffee shop in Killarney.

  17. To the Bartley and Ryckman families:our deepest condolences in the sudden passing of Barb. Always had a nice chat whenever meeting up with her and Claire. May cherished memories hold her close to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With sympathy,Ken and Carolyn Rae.

  18. I’m so sorry to hear of Barbs passing, she was such a kind loving person who always had a big smile, it breaks my heart knowing I won’t see her again. I will truly miss her.

  19. To the Bartley and Ryckman Families
    Sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  20. To Claire, Tammy, Heather and Kimberly;
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You were in my thoughts many times since I moved to Grande Prairie.
    I’ll always remember our laughs at the mall and the Wheaties games.
    “Thanks for phoning me Claire.”
    Jim Irvine

  21. We’re so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. There are so many fond memories of her.
    Thinking of you all,
    Gill Hyndman, Christopher and Robert Taylor-John

  22. To Claire and children and all my Ryckman cousins and family, my sincere sympathy in the loss of Barb. It is so sad that our large family doesn’t keep in close touch. I remember Barb when she was a baby and Earl and Anne came to Brandon. Aunt Lottie and Uncle Andy were my very favorite Adams relatives when I was a young boy. I loved them. Small world knowing Claire in Killarney and he married a cousin.
    Wishing you all the best.
    Larry Ober

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