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Barbara Helene Shove Miskiman
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1906
Kent, England
Death: Oct. 9, 1978
Victoria
British Columbia, Canada

Barbara and her mother, sisters and brother moved to Canada when Barbara was only 2 years old. Barbara's dad died when she was just 12 years old.

She was educated at the French school Notre Dame de la Visitation Convent in Morinville, AB.

Barbara studied to become a schoolteacher. She taught in a one room schoolhouse in Edson, Alberta.

During the Depression in the 1930's, she was paid room and board. Her sister Nancy died in 1932 leaving behind 3 boys. Barbara raised Pat Flynn. Her brother and sister each raised a boy too. Everyone made do.

Barbara met her husband to be at her Aunt's wedding at Alert Bay, B.C. and they communicated by mail for a couple of years before Barbara joined the kindest man she had ever met Edwin in Port Alice, BC in 1936.

The Port Alice years have a lot of stories like hours of cooking outside to can fruits and veggies for the winter.
She belonged to the "Business and Professional Women's Club". Late in life Barbara took up golf and won a local tournament. She also played and won curling matches.

Once she could no longer stand all day, Barbara became a "correspondence school teacher". Students in remote areas received their lessons by mail from Barbara and then submitted their homework to her for grading.

She retired to Victoria, BC for the beautiful weather. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harold Shove (1863 - 1918)
  Jessica Dottridge Shove (1869 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Edwin Calder Miskiman (1895 - 1960)*
 
 Children:
  Harold Thomas Miskiman (1944 - 2010)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Joyce Shove Flynn (1895 - 1932)*
  Joan Beatrice Shove Bird (1896 - 1970)*
  Barbara Helene Shove Miskiman (1906 - 1978)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean
 
Created by: Susan Barbara
Record added: Mar 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86253999
 

For you Granny with love.
- Susan Barbara
 Added: Mar. 8, 2012
 
 
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