Barbara Stratton

October 11, 1956 to January 27, 2023


Passed away peacefully at the HSC surrounded by family and friends.

Predeceased by her parents, Leo and Beatrice (Hussey) Sears; brother Noel Sears; and parents in law Walter and Myra (Blackwood) Stratton.

Leaving to mourn her loving husband of 48 years, John Frank Stratton; sons John Jr. (Amber) Stratton, and Christopher Stratton; daughter by choice Suzanne Fagan (Dean); sisters Doreen (Rick) Tobin, Joan (Calvin) Tuttle, Brenda (Ron) Lingley, and Bernice (Barry) Lingley; brothers Barry (Jackie) Sears, Steven (Kathy) Sears, and Leo (Tanya) Sears; also a large circle of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Barbara was a dedicated wife and mother.  She spent her life caring for her family and friends.  Barbara always had a smile for everyone and she lived her life to the fullest.

The world is a smaller place today because of her loss, but heaven has gained a new angel.  She will be dearly missed.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday, January 31st from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.



2-4 p.m. on January 31, 2023

7-9 p.m. on January 31, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Thinking of you frank at this most unfortunate time and wishing you well.many blessings and take good care.

Deepest condolences the world has lost a wonderful soul and a dear mother and wife..

Sears Family
Sorry to hear of your sister Barbara’s passing,
Our deepest sympathies to you all, and may she Rest in Peace.

Bill and Kathy Sears

Frank and family,
Sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Let memories be your comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you all.
Roger and Janet

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Frank, boys and all the Sears family. So sorry to hear about Barbara. We go back a long ways got many good memories together. Hold unto your memories and treasure them. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Hugs to you all. RIP Barbara

Our condolences to Frank, John, Christopher, The Stratton family & The Sears family. Rest In Peace Barbara .

Leo, Tanya and family, so sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Thinking of you all and sending my love and deepest condolences.

frank the boys and the sears family se sorry to here about barbara my taughts and prayers are with you all may god give you strenth in the coming days fly with the angels barbara i have lots of good memories with you frank dprren and rick to much to say god bless you all

To Bernice and Family:
I have been thinking of you. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister. Wishing you all the peace and comfort possible in this difficult time.

To Frank and all of Barb’s Family:

I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s sudden passing. My deepest condolences.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Marilyn Clarke

To Frank and Family . Thinking of you all and wishing comfort for you in the days ahead . To all the Sears family ,. Thinking of you all as well .

To all the Stratton & Sears Family
We were sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I didn’t know Barbara but Ralph knew her growing up. Her picture that is first time I saw her, & she sure got a beautiful smile.I would say her smile would light up a room when she would come in..Our taughts & prayers are with all the family. .Hold all the memories close to your hearts.. With Care & Sympathy. Ralph & Mary

Dear Frank, John, Christopher and Sears family,
So saddened to hear of Barbara’s sudden passing. She was always a beam of sunlight and teasing when we’d meet. Our deepest sympathies on your great loss. Hold your memories tight. Our thoughts are with you all these days. ❤️
Love, Uncle Melvin & Aunt Jane Sears
Melba & Marshall Blades

My condolences to you frank and the sears family at this difficult time

To Frank and family – We’re so sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. May her memories bring you peace and comfort at this difficult time. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

To Frank, John & Christopher. I am so sad to lose my friend and neighbour of 37 years. I will miss our chats especially during the warm summer days when we would stand in your dirveway or on Squires Road between your and Janis’s house – the three of us yacking away about everything and anything. RIP Barbara.

To the Sears and Stratton family so sorry for your loss Barbara was a beautiful person

To Johnny and the rest of the Stratton Family I so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

To Frank & family
So sorry for your loss, Deepest sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Frank & Cindy

To The Sears and Stratton family. So sorry for the sudden loss of your loved one. I know you have wonderful memories that will help you cope in the days ahead.

To Frank & family, sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Condolences to the family of Barbara…May she rest in peace!

Frank so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing unfortunately cannot make it to the funeral home make she rest in peace prayers my freind

Frank & family,
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Barbara. Being a few years younger, I only got to make a real connection with your younger sister Pearl. However, I do know the true value of having a loving partner to walk beside you in this road known as life. May your memories sustain you in the days ahead, and may you realize that grief is just love without anywhere to go.

To the Stratton,Sears family
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Barbara
Cherish your good memories

So sorry to hear of barbs passing she was such a beautiful person growing up. Always smiling and such a good friend in our school days. I’m sure she is going to be missed by many for her beautiful smile . My condolences to frank and his family and also the sears family. Rip Barb

Frank and the boys, my sincere condolences, Nan used to say live for today because your not promised tomorrow. Barb was a good wife, mother and friend. My thoughts are with you. Sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, Barb.

To Frank and the Sears Family:

Our hearts are broken to hear of Barbara’s sudden passing. We always thought the world of Barbara, she was down to earth and always had a smile and always enjoyed a chat. We will be thinking of you all in the coming days.

Love: Madeline Penney
Gary Penney, Charlotte Comeau & family.

To Frank and family – we are so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. We only met a few times, but those times were enough to know she was a lovely person. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Frank and family ~ our sincere condolences on your loss. May your precious memories of Barbara give you comfort at this sad and difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest in peace, Barbara.

Ruby and Brian

We are sending our deepest condolences to you, Frank, John, Christopher and all the family. Aunt Barb was always so kind, she will be missed. Thinking of you all with love and care