Barbara lost her battle with cancer at Oakville Memorial Hospital on the evening of January 26th, 2022, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Barbara Jean Elseth was born on August 28, 1954 in Warren, Minnesota as the youngest of five children to Willard and Ruth (Stanghelle) Elseth. She attended the Warren Covenant Church and was raised in a Christian home. Barb graduated from the Warren High School in 1972 and continued studies for several years at Bethel College and at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
After college, Barb married Peter Fitch in St. Paul, Minnesota. Several years later, Barbara married Gren Weis of Toronto, Ontario. The Weis family added two sons, Alex and Dylan. For a number of years, Barb pursued her artistic interests and worked for her husband’s firm, Gren Weis Architect and Associates in Oakville, Ontario.
We are going to miss her love, sense of humor, intellect and amazing artistic talents. A friend from Oakville stated, “Barb had one of those faces that was easy to remember, bright and shining with a hint of a smile always. Made you wonder what she was thinking.”
Barb is survived by husband Gren, sons Alex and Dylan, siblings, Dee (Dr. Robert) Ricker of Surprise, Arizona; Robert Elseth of Warren, MN; Howard (Barb) Elseth of Garrison, Texas; Elden (Roxann “Tink”) Elseth of Warren, MN and many nieces and nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
Barb was predeceased by her parents, Willard and Ruth and by sister-in-law, Mavis Elseth and an infant niece.
A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at a later date.
Blessed be her memory.
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