Dec 25, 2017
1948 – 2017
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of dear mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, friend, and teacher Barbara Lutz (nee Simon) at Sunset Manor in Innisfail on Christmas morning, December 25, 2017 at the age of 69, after a lengthy journey with Alzheimer’s Disease.
She will be very lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her daughters Pam Amulaku and Karen Lutz, sons-in-law Eric Amulaku and Maluk Ayom, granddaughters Eunice and Shela Amulaku, and grandson Galaxia Ayom, Elaine Simon and family (Jackie, Jez, Simon, Ben, Jeff, Tricia, Sidney, Neeva, Conway, Neil, Megan, Emily and Ethan), Fred and Robin Lutz and family (Kirby, Andy, Cohen, Cooper, Bryden and Ashton). She will also be missed by sisters Judy Pitt, Patricia de Witt, June Taskey, Joyce Garneau and their families, as well as in-laws Emma Christman, Lydia Stokes, Maggie Seitz, Martha Lutz, Rose Wymenga and their families, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Barbara was predeceased by her loving husband of 35 years, Reynie Lutz, as well as her first husband Robert Dixon, her parents Ken and Winnifred Simon, brother Jack Simon, nephew Brodie Lutz, sisters-in-law Elsie Zimmerman and Alma Robinson.
Barbara was a woman of remarkable resilience and infinite kindness. She was completely devoted to her family – an amazing mother and daughter, compassionate and creative teacher, accommodating hostess, master organizer, talented musician, and queen of cookies. She loved living out on the farm where it was peaceful and serene, but also loved to socialize and always had stories and pictures to share.
A Celebration of Barbara’s life will be held at the Innisfail United Church on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Sunset Manor for their care of Barbara over the last five years.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT or a charitable organization of the donor’s choice.
HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com