In Memoriam: Nancy Barr, former NFB Group President (1946-2022)

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Nancy Barr on September 3, 2022.  Nancy died as she lived, with grace and courage. She enjoyed a happy childhood in East Providence, Rhode Island, biking and playing tennis, when she didn't have her head in a book. She credits her mother for a lifelong love of style, colour and beauty.

Nancy moved to Montreal in 1973 for a one-year job and ended up spending the rest of her life in the city she embraced, immersing herself in Québécois culture. 

From 2005 to 2009, Nancy served as the National Film Board Group President. During this time, she fiercely represented PIPSC members.

The year 2021 was ushered in with cancer, which Nancy faced with dignity, stoic humour and a chic wig.

The family appreciates the support of the palliative healthcare team at CLSC Métro and Nova as well as Hospice St. Raphael.

PIPSC extends its condolences to Nancy’s family and to the many friends who were privileged to know her.

Condolences and memories can be expressed online.

A celebration of Nancy's life will be held at a later date.