Obituary of Barbara Lynn Austin
Barbara Lynn Austin (Clarke)
October 20 1952 - April 5 2023
Barb passed away peacefully on April 5 , 2023 at the age of 70 surrounded by her loving husband and daughter. She was a beloved wife to Gerald Austin , and a loving Mother to Angela Fazio and mother in-law to Nicholas Fazio . Cherished Grandmother to Mercedes Fazio and Cecilia Fazio . A loved sister to Allen Clarke and sister in-law Liz Clarke , Rick Clarke and sister in-law to Lillian Clarke . Sister in-law to Debbie Austin , predeceased brother in-law Rick Austin and sister in-law Lynda Austin . Predeceased brother in-law Danny Austin and sister in-law Joyce Fisher . A beloved daughter to predeceased John Clarke and Jean Clarke and daughter in-law to predeceased Harry Austin and Hazel Roser . She had many nieces and nephews and that she loved so dearly .
Barb was a lover of life . She enjoyed travelling the world whenever she could get away . She enjoyed spending time with family and friends , entertaining in the backyard by the pool . Taking day trips with her husband to some their favourite spots or just being together made her happy . The loves of her life were her husband Gerald of 50 happy years and her treasured daughter Angela , son in-law Nicholas and her two special Granddaughters Mercedes and Cecilia . She loved being apart of her granddaughters lives always creating great memories by taking them to fun places and having fun shopping trips she was an incredible Nanna . She had beautiful presence and a loving heart , she was a compassionate giver and a kind friend to many .
She fought a hard battle with AML Leukaemia , for just over a year . Her faith in God got her through and she was surrounded by so much love every step of the way . Heaven has gained a beautiful angel .
Celebration of Life will take place at DeStefano Funeral Home, 1289 Keith Ross Drive in Oshawa ( 905) 440 3595 on Sunday April 16 th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm . A tribute and a toast to Barb will be at 4:00pm .
We would like to acknowledge the excellent care from all the Nurses and Doctors involved in her care. If you should wish to donate In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to Lakeridge Health Cancer Center in Oshawa or Princess Margaret Hospital.