Monday, August 22, 2022

Doiron remembered as caring and compassionate

The New Brunswick Union (NBU) has lost one of its most dedicated and caring members with the passing of Barbara Doiron.
Barb had recently retired from her position at the Carleton-Kirk Lodge Nursing Home in Saint John after a long career. On top of caring for the residents, Barb was passionate about her colleagues rights and served many roles in the union culminating in representing private sector members on the Board of Directors of the NBU.
A tribute from her coworkers contained in her obituary showed how much she gave of herself to her colleagues and fellow NBU members:
Barbara spent many of her years at the Carleton Kirk Lodge serving her brothers and sisters in her local union. Barbara wore many hats when it came to the union and was passionate about her coworkers’ rights. Not only did Barbara act as shop steward, secretary treasurer and president of Local 6 for many years but also sat on the board of directors for NB union in Fredericton. Her coworkers admired her effort and passion, and she will never be replaced. She has been missed dearly by her coworkers and union since her retirement.
President of the NBU, Susie Proulx-Daigle, said Barbara’s passing has left the board and staff of the NBU with heavy hearts.
“I worked side-by-side with Barb on many issues and at the bargaining table,” said Proulx-Daigle. “She was driven, compassionate and stood up for the rights of workers. She will be greatly missed.”
Barb is survived by her partner Alex; sons Cody and Cory; sister Norma; brother Robert ; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Donations in Barb’s memory can be made to the Canadian Lung Association, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be made by visiting