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Barbara (Herrler) Roche

May 17, 1946 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 74)


ROCHE, Barbara (nee Herrler)

May 17, 1946 – June 20, 2020

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Barbara on Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge. Beloved wife of Nick. Dear mother of Stephen Tobin Roche (Stephanie) and David Jordan Roche. Cherished grandmother of Chase Charles Roche. Daughter of the late Ronald & Gwendlyn Herrler. Barbara will be remembered by her brother Ralph Herrler (Wendy), her sister Marion (Greg Hammond) and nephews Brian Herrler and Tim Herrler (Susan).

Barbara’s career in education, spanned Bracebridge Public School as a teacher, Monsignor O’Leary Catholic Elementary School as a teacher and vice principal and St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School as a vice principal. She will be remembered dearly, by many teaching colleagues and former students.

If desired, memorial donations made to support the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Funeral Home, Bracebridge, Ontario.

Visitation will be held at Reynolds Funeral Home on Sunday, June 28, 2020 and Monday, June 29, 2020.

During COVID-19, visitations are conducted on a schedule and by appointment only. Groups of 20 will be permitted to visit with the family during the following reserved times 12:00-12:45; 1:00-1:45; 2:00-2:45 and 3:00-3:45 pm. AND 6:00-6:45; 7:00-7:45 each day.

You must call Reynolds Funeral Home (705-645-2257), between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Monday – Friday, to reserve a time to visit with the family of the late Barbara Roche.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service is limited to 50 people. We ask for your understanding, as this will limit the attendance to the funeral. 


A Zoom Meeting has been created for those who cannot attend the service. See link below.


Reynolds Funeral Home is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Barbara Roche Funeral
Time: Jun 30, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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South Muskoka Hospital Foundation
75 Ann Street, Bracebridge ON P1L2E4

Canadian Cancer Society
55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 50055 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500, Toronto ON M4V1Y7
Tel: 1-888-939-3333

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