Memorial service for Barbara Clague this Monday at 1pm.

Barbara Elizabeth Clague (nee Stevenson) 24 September 1940 – 18 March 2012

I had the pleasure of knowing Barbara Clague via our mutual participation in The Broadway Chorus some years back. She was a delightful person to know and I kept in touch with her even after we were no longer performing show tunes together. I send this out with the possibility that some of you on my mailing list may not be aware of the recent developments and Barbara’s passing, and may wish to join me on Monday afternoon. – Adam The following was written by Barbara’s daughter Ellen. On March 18th, the sun rose, glistening on the snow-topped mountains, warming the earth and scenting the air with hints of spring. Barbara awoke to this beauty and then gently, peacefully passed on. Born in North Bay, Ontario and a graduate of Queen’s, Barbara’s early love of the arts saw her pursue ballet, tap, figure skating, piano, and singing. In 1962, while working at the United Nations Association in Toronto, Ontario, she met the love of her life, Michael Clague. They were married 18 July 1964. Barbara lived her life with curiosity, joy and a passion for the arts, politics, social justice and for learning. Most of all, Barbara loved people. She touched the lives of so many with her warmth, friendship, humour, and her genuine concern for their well-being. Barbara’s deep love for her family was an integral part of her, it emanated from her and it touched many; her love will continue to shine through all the hearts of those who knew her and loved her. Barbara is survived by husband Michael, daughters, Ellen (Michael) Lindsay (Kevin), and grandchildren, Lucas, Lila, Lauryn, Caitlin, and Ivy. May her spirit of love, joy and kindness stay in our hearts forever.

A memorial service will be held at 1PM on Monday, 26 March at The Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W. 49 Avenue.

Link to Google Map of the church. In lieu of flowers, a Barbara Clague Memorial Scholarship (Voice) is being created in her name through the Vancouver Academy of Music. To donate, please email:

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