Barb Reddick Obituary, Death – Barbara Reddick was the youngest of twenty-two children born to James and Josephine Reddick. She enlisted in the military, following in the footsteps of her father and siblings, and served for a total of 23 years before being medically discharged. Barbara gave her all during both of her tours of service as a peacekeeper, and she was proud to serve her country. Barb cared deeply about the people in her village, particularly the youngsters. Despite the fact that she had no biological children, many people in Guysborough and Glace Bay looked up to her as a surrogate mother.
When it came to the holidays, she would act like a child by making cookies and giving them to the kids. For example, on Halloween, she would hand out massive treat bags complete with pyrotechnics, and if the kids couldn’t get it to her house, she would deliver. No young person would be left out. She had two godchildren, Maryam and Joseph, whom she adored and treated as if they were her own children even after they reached adulthood. She also loves buying lottery tickets. Barb’s favorite game was bingo, which she enjoyed both in-person and online. Her three gorgeous kitties, Barney, Precious, and Angel, should not be overlooked.
The Hampers of Hope, which Barb started and which was very successful in providing support to war veterans in the Guysborough area, was later expanded to provide assistance to needy families in the Glace Bay and Guysborough towns. She was a member of the Upper Big Tracadie Seniors Action Club, as well as the Tracadie United Baptist Church Ladies Auxiliary and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81 Guysborough. She was a strong supporter of the Men’s Brotherhood and several student fundraising projects across campus.
Barb received the Unsung Hero’s Award in 2021 in appreciation of her persistent work and steadfast dedication to the cause of volunteerism in Sunnyville, an African Nova Scotia town. The Ladies of the Tracadie United Baptist Church presented the 2019 Achievement Award for their community service and volunteer work. Barb was awarded a number of medals and decorations by the United States Military as a result of her service in the Golan Heights, including the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal, the Humanitarian Award, and the Peacekeeper’s Medal.