Barbara Patricia Dietz Hecht
May 31, 1951 - August 04, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:45 PM
I remember Barbara very well from our time in the community in British Columbia. She often took care of our children when we made a trip to town and was always very willing to do so. I missed her when she left. She was a great lady!
Nancy Mercier (Witehorse)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:43 PM
Barbara, I was a very young girl when you lived with my family in British Columbia. I didn't remember much until I saw your photo and the memories they came flooding back. What a dear and gentle soul you had. May you go forth shining. Strength, light and love to all the famiy.
Celestine (Tina) Graham neé Kurtz (Barnegat, NJ)
Monday, September 11, 2017 7:45 PM
It has been said that 'you cannot forget someone who gave you so much to remember'. From my earliest memories of Barbara she touched my life with her unforgettable smile, kindness and wit. Shortly after meeting, we shared a small apartment for several months - it was a rocky road, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Later, we both moved to the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada, and faced many new experiences together. Whatever the circumstances, it was always more fun if Barb was there? I have very special memories of Barbara at the time of my wedding - how she fussed over me and did so much to make the day special.
Barb possessed the qualities of a true friend. She was reliable, sensitive, trustworthy, protective and generous.
Dear girl, you are greatly missed but never forgotten. "There are some who bring a light so great that, even after they are gone, the light remains."
Kate Buerge (née Delaplain) (Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada)
Sunday, September 03, 2017 6:03 PM
"A friend loves at all times" -Proverbs 17:17
This phrase may not have crossed Barbara's mind but she lived it through almost five decades that I've known her..
We were brought together by our faith and the idea of Christian community. The serious, seemingly fragile girl I met soon revealed her many talents and strengths and her commitment to her loved ones and neighbors. It's a fact that
Barb was capable, responsible, kind, GENEROUS and very funny.
She was my comrade, a great sidekick to work with. Projects, chores and everyday life were fun if Barb was there; fun, but
Barbara loved the idea of 'gracious living', especially the
generosity of spirit included in that phrase. It was natural
for her to do for others and share her time, talents, even possessions. When years went by and there was little to give, that spirit was bruised but still intact. Our phone
conversations, our laughs (now usually based on memories) were her gifts to me.
Barbara loved and was proud of her siblings whose love and concern were ever present. She was proud of her heritage, And we all know that Aryn was everything to Barb.
Foolishly, I was surprised by Barb's departure. I was expecting to speak to her the next day.
To B. I say "l love you and will miss you until we meet again. Thank you for the priceless gift of you friendship.
I pray that you rest peacefully with Aryn until we are all
Irene Biscayart (nee Delaplain) (Boulder, CO)
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:24 AM
I spent 10 years with Barb in the British Columbia wilderness. She was a dear friend to my entire family. I remember her wit, her love of fun, her tenderness, her loyalty to her friends, her beautiful smile, her creative solutions to problems, her up-beatness and friendliness. We both left the farm in BC around the same time and though we lost contact with one another after that, I can honestly say that if Barb's intent was to make an impact in this life she did that beautifully. We will never forget her. Our condolences go out to her family!
Linda Petroccione (De Kalb Jct, NY)
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 11:42 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Barbara. May you find comfort in knowing our Heavenly Father holds out the hope of the resurrection for our dead loved ones. His son,Jesus, said " all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." John 5:28,29. Our dead loved ones are in God's memory and one day he will resurrect them to a paradise Earth. Psalms 37:9,1,11,29. Job 14:13-15 says he has a yearning t do so. Isn't that comforting to know? Revelation 21:3,4 says that one day on this Earth death will be no more neither will pain or mourning be any more.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:06 AM
prayers to Helen and family.
valerie tutton (lakeland, FL)
Monday, August 07, 2017 9:30 PM
WE LOVE YOU BARB