Peacefully, at Lady Minto Hospital, Ganges, Salt Spring Island, BC, at age 82, early in the morning of December 23. Barbara was attended with great love and care by husband Lowell Salter Hicks and son Steven Harold Hicks, by Dr. Jan MacPhail, and by the superb staff of Lady Minto.
Barbara is survived by four children, Michael Taylor, Susan Barbara, Steven Harold, and Peter Lowell, by grandchildren David Hicks, Jesse, Nicola, and Jennifer Berg, Adam Hicks, and Sage Spicer, and by great grandchildren Jonathan and Matthew Hicks.
Barbara was an ardent believer in social justice and environmental stewardship, commitments she demonstrated every day even in the fifties and sixties when such ideas were still emerging in North American society.
A member of the Salt Spring Island Raging Grannies (Barbara was ?the pink Granny?), the Trail and Nature Club, and many other organizations, Barb loved her protest trips to places like Clayoquot Sound, and adored her life on the island with Lowell, in a home they built together overlooking Active Pass & Mount Baker.
A memorial service will be held on an appropriately beautiful spring day in 2010 on Salt Spring Island. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any charitable organization that embraces care of this earth and the people so fortunate to live on her.