Barbara Reddick Obituary, Death – Barbara Ann Reddick was the youngest member of the enormous family of twenty-two children that James and Josephine Reddick raised. She followed in the footsteps of both her father and her siblings by enlisting in the military and serving for a total of 23 years before being medically discharged. Barbara gave her all during both of her tours of duty as a peacekeeper, and she took great pride in serving her nation.
Barb had a deep passion for the people in her town and especially for the children there. Even though she did not have any children of her own, many people in Guysborough and Glace Bay looked up to her as a surrogate mother. She was like a kid when it came to holidays making treats for the children to give away, Halloween she would give huge treat bags with fireworks and if the children could not make it to her door she would deliver. Absolutely no youngster would be excluded.
She had two godchildren, Maryam and Joseph, who she adored very much, and even after they reached adulthood, she continued to treat them like her own children. She also enjoyed purchasing her lotto tickets. Bingo was one of Barb’s favorite games, and she played it both in-person and online. Barney, Precious, and Angel, her three adorable cats, should not be forgotten either. Barb established the Hampers of Hope which assisted veterans in the Guysborough area and was very successful, and later expanded to needy families in the Guysborough and Glace Bay areas.
She was a member of the Upper Big Tracadie Seniors Action Club and the Tracadie United Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81 Guysborough. She was a strong advocate for the Men’s Brotherhood as well as several student fundraising events held all over. In 2021, Barb was honored with the Unsung Hero’s Award in recognition of her tireless efforts and unwavering dedication to the cause of volunteerism in the African Nova Scotia community of Sunnyville. The 2019 Achievement Award was given out by the Ladies of the Tracadie United Baptist Church for their dedication to the community and their voluntary efforts. Barb received many accolades from the military such as the CD1, Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, Humanitarian Award, and the Peacekeeper’s Medal for her service in the Golan Heights.