Barbara Poneta (nee Sprackland)

June 30, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Barbara Poneta passed away peacefully at Hallowell House on Thursday, September 14, 2017, in her 91st year. Predeceased by loving husband John Poneta, sister Gladys Arnold and brother Douglas Sprackland, England. Beloved mother of Janice (Harold) of Toronto, and Yvonne of Belleville. Survived and greatly missed by brother Richard Sprackland (Marilyn) of Seattle, sisters Janet Beedom (the late Ivan Beedom), Brenda Curwain (Michael) of Simcoe, and several nieces and nephews. A fabulous cook and baker, Barbara also loved poetry and would recite words from poems she had read in her school days. She had a dry sense of humour and retained her English accent her entire life. She was able to live in her own home on Loyalist Parkway until late 2016 with much help and support from Paramed PSWs, the Smiles program and visitors from the community. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Johannsson for his care over the years and to the wonderful staff at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Hallowell House. Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON.