Barbara Beck, octogenarian, was a well-respected leader in the community for over fifty years. She was a strong advocate of consumer and social justice causes, and contributed to the arts community in countless ways.
Mrs. Beck also sat on committees and councils at the local, provincial and national levels. She believed, “… what matters is what you do for your fellow man.”
She served with the Consumers Association of Canada as local president, provincial president and national vice-president. Barbara, together with her late husband Dick, were stalwarts of the Peterborough Theatre Guild, locally and provincially. She also served on several boards such as Peterborough’s Social Service Council; the Peterborough Memorial Centre; the Social Planning Council; Community Care Peterborough, and the Ontario Community Support Association.
She received many honours over her lifetime, including the City’s Community Betterment Award, and she was made a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club.
Barbara Beck was a tireless volunteer for the betterment of Peterborough, and its people.
Barbara Beck passed in March, 2018 in her 90th year.