Balaneski – Barbara Lynne Balaneski of Brooks, beloved wife of Sam Balaneski, passed away peacefully in the arms of loved ones on Friday, February 28th, 2019, at the age of 71 years. Barbara was born in Calgary, Alberta on June 9th, 1947 to Clarence Morrison and Macy Morrison. She attended school in Calgary and graduated from Montgomery High School. Barbara married Sam Balaneski on July 25th, 1970 and they shared 48 wonderful years of marriage together. She was employed in the Financial Industry for 30 years and then was a retired homemaker and caregiver to her grandchildren, which were her pride and joy. Barbara enjoyed camping with her husband Sam and playing bingo with her friends. She will be remembered for her loving heart and happy, go lucky spirit for life. Barbara was kind, humble and the ”Best Mother in the World”. She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Macy Morrison. She is survived by her loving husband Sam Balaneski; children, Kevin Balaneski and Bonnie Krauss; grandchildren, Cale Krauss, Courtney Krauss, Kylee Balaneski, Kolton Balaneski, Karissa Balaneski and Kiara Balaneski. Barbara’s family would like to thank Dr. Grobbelaar and staff for the outstanding care and love they showed. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8th at 2:00 PM from Smith Memorial Chapel. Rev. John Theiss officiating. Luncheon to follow at Heritage Inn and Convention Centre. In memory of Barbara, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to either Canadian Cancer Society, #200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2P5 or Brooks and District Health Foundation, Bag 300, Brooks, Alberta T1R 1B3.
Cremation is entrusted to Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematorium, Brooks.