Barbara's Story

ISLAND FALLS - Barbara Engall Rioux, 86, died on April 12, 2016, in Island Falls. Barbara was born in Campbellton, NB, Canada on February 25, 1930, to John Frederick Engall and Marion Flann Engall.

She married Lester D. Rioux on July 25, 1949, and dedicated her life to raising their five children. After moving to Island Falls, Barbara and Lester worked together to open "The Phone Shop." She was a woman of much determination and many talents, some being wood carving, painting, and drawing. Her warm smile, loving kindness, and clever sense of humor will be dearly missed by her family.

Barbara is survived by her five children, Carolyn Rioux Grant and her husband, Carl of Salmon Creek, NB, Canada, Randy Rioux and his wife, Anna of Miramichi, NB, Canada, Laurie Hartin and her husband, Dwayne of Island Falls, Ken Rioux and his wife, Jean of Hilton Head, SC, and Vicki Rickard and her husband, Steve of Hilton Head, SC; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Gregory Rioux and his wife, Melissa, their daughters, Ellie and Catherine, of Cape Breton Island, Canada, Melissa Hargrove and her husband, Brad Kersing, their son, Ryan, of Melbourne, Australia, Tiffany Furbush and her husband, Zachary of Island Falls, Jennifer Rioux of Victoria, BC, Canada, Tim Hartin of Rye, New York; three sisters, Dorayne Forster of Moncton, NB, Canada, Georgie Hamilton and her husband, Jim of Halifax, NS, Canada, Linda Noort and her husband, Hank of Brantford, ON, Canada; and nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Lester, of 50 years; brother, Fred Engall; sister, Lois Engall; mother, Marion Flann Engall; and father, John Frederick Engall.

A private family service will be held at a later date, and interment will be in the Island Falls Cemetery.

For online condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
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