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Barbara Ann Galuska (nee Officer)

December 23, 2023


July 25, 1938 - December 23, 2023

In loving memory ~

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Barbara Ann Galuska the afternoon of Saturday, December 23, 2023, with her devoted husband at her side, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Vernon, BC. Barbara was predeceased by her parents: George and Yvonne Officer.

Barb was born July 25th, 1938 in Vancouver, and spent her childhood in the Kitsilano area. She had many fond memories of growing up in that area. After graduating from Highschool Barb went on to obtain her LPN designation and worked in hospitals in Vancouver and around BC. Barbara moved from Toronto in 1974 and met the love of her life, John Galuska, in Sicamous, BC. Barbara and John were married in 1976 in Port Clements, BC, on Haida Gwaii, where they lived for 8 years enjoying the ocean, outdoors, fishing, camping and having many happy memories with family and friends.

Barbara was very talented with a paintbrush, capturing scenes on canvas from special places she and John discovered on their many trips. She loved camping, boating and especially travelling in their RV. Barb and John camped and wandered in their RV all over BC, Alberta, Western USA and down to the tip of the Baja, Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.

Barb leaves behind her husband of 48 years, John; her children Steve (Kim) Wallace, Autumn Wallace; her stepchildren John (Jan), Eileen (Dave), Richard (Corol), Doug (Helen), Stanley (Joanne), Gary, Elizabeth (George), daughters-in-law Joyce Galuska and Shannon Galuska; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.

As per Barbara's wishes, there will be no service. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Arrangements entrusted to


Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

 Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services

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