Mary Barbara "Barb" MacMeechan
Mary Barbara "Barb" MacMeechan
Mary Barbara "Barb" MacMeechan

Obituary of Mary Barbara "Barb" MacMeechan

(nee Lebrun) 

January 18, 1956-August 7, 2017

Former Town of Arnprior By-Law Enforcement Officer & Animal Control Officer

It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our “rock”, our mom and devoted wife and best friend of our dad Bill MacMeechan of Arnprior.  Mom, Mary Barbara ‘Barb’ MacMeechan, passed away unexpectedly in the comfort and peace of her Arnprior family homestead on Monday, August 7, 2017.  Mom was only 61 but filled a lifetime for us with lasting memories.  We will always remember those years filled with so much love surrounded by family, friends and love of community.  She was born January 18, 1956 the daughter of the late Clifford and Delima (Kilbride) Lebrun and sister to five brothers and three sisters. Mom and Dad started dating at a young age and soon knew they were soul mates.  They were married December 15, 1973.  Later came their children, Meagan MacMeechan (Ottawa) and Mandy Stinson of Arnprior.  Mom was so dedicated and loyal to her family, a strong lady who was there for all of us.  She would later share that special love and dedication by showering her grandsons Deven and Liam Stinson. Together Mom and Dad shared their love of music as members of the Spirit of 69 (drum core marching band) for 10 plus years.  They spent many nights at the ball diamonds in Arnprior; Bill coached and Barb as score keeper or running after her daughters. She had a strong respect for animals and her community serving both in her career as the former Town of Arnprior By-Law Enforcement Officer and Animal Control Officer.  Barb is also survived by siblings Marian Miller of Galetta, Anne Shirley Lebrun of Arnprior, Maureen Larkin (Danny) and James Lebrun, all of Galetta, brother-in-law Dwight Miller, two nephews, two nieces, many cousins and her special and true friend, Linda Roy of Ottawa.  Everyone was “Kiddo” to mom but to us she will always be our mother, wife and grandma.  Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior.  Please join us for visitations on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 6-8pm and after 9:30am on Saturday.  A service in celebration of Mom’s life will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 in the Boyce Chapel at 11:00am. If you wish to make a donation in memory of our mom, wife, grandma and sister, please consider Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. or the Arnprior Humane Society.   Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www. boycefuneralhome.ca