Barbara Carolyn Parent




With deep sadness and gratitude for a lifetime of memories, the family of Barbara Parent announces her passing, which occurred on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Wickham on October 14, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Stella (Webster) Mott.


Barbara was a woman of faith and was a regular member of the former Main Street Baptist Church, and continued attending when the church relocated in 2013 and changed its name to RiverCross Church. She was a member of the Harambee W.M.S. Group, and also enjoyed knitting, quilting and shopping. More than anything, she loved to spend quality time with her family, who she loved with her whole heart.


Barbara will be missed by her children: Robert Parent, Deborah Parent, and Cathy “Kate” Justason (Robert); one grandson, Justin Justason (Natalie); and a newborn great-granddaughter Jaymie Justason; special sister-in-law Hilda Mott; and her fur grandbabies Holly and Ivy.


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of 52 years, Donald William Parent; and a brother, Robert Mott.


Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (634-7424) with visitation on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Guests are asked to enter the building by the courtyard doors, where staff will greet and assist you with Covid-19 protocol. A private funeral service will be held immediately following visitation in Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel. Friends and family who are unable to attend are encouraged to join us virtually by watching the live stream of the funeral, which can be found on Barbara’s obituary. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to RiverCross Church, or the Palliative Care Unit of the SJRH. Online condolences may be placed at