IN MEMORY of JOCELYN BARBER
Jo’ was born in Scotland in 1927 & died peacefully at home April 1st, 2009, at 81 after bouts of cancer & a 20-year battle with scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease disorder for which there is no known cause or cure. She met her husband Vic’ when they were in the British army in WW II. She was serving as an ambulance driver & driving instructor at a POW camp. They married in 1948 &, at 20 & 22, immediately left for Canada, where they eventually settled in Ladner.
Jo’s mother, grandmother & grandfather were all members of the Royal Academy of London so it’s no surprise that Jo’s love of art was extensive: she did water color painting, made pine needle baskets, designed & hooked wool rugs, & refinished antique furniture. She was active in the South Delta Artist Guild. She was also an avid gardener & a member of the South Delta Garden Club.
Jo’ donated a number of her paintings to the Scleroderma Association of B.C. They were reproduced as cards that were then sold & distributed across Canada to help promote awareness of this rare & sometimes deadly disease. Her family recently donated several framed print copies to the association with the request that they be used to help finance scleroderma research. This print is one of them.
All proceeds will be used to support a proof-of-concept study of scleroderma patients with & withoutinterstitial lung disease being undertaken by experts in rheumatology, respirology, bioinformatics, & genetical statistics. Patient representatives are actively involved. The overall aim is to help establish an effective therapeutic intervention to counter the adverse effects of this disease, which is the major cause of mortality in scleroderma.
(This writeup is attached to the back of each print.)
To bid on any of these prints, please email Bob Buzza at firstname.lastname@example.org, call him at
604-520-3258, or mail him at 413 – 2 Renaissance Square, New Westminster, BC V3m 6K3,
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Bids will be accepted until November 30th, 2017.
Prints can be picked up at Bob’s, or contact him for other arrangements or any questions.
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#13 unmounted qty 22
11 1/4" x 8 3/4" $10 each