Mrs Barbara Anne Coombes

Mrs Barbara Anne Coombes

24.10.1942 - 31.05.2024

Barbara Anne Coombes (nee Richardson)

Born on October 24, 1942, and passed away peacefully on May 31, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.

Wonderful wife to Ian of nearly 60 years, mother to her amazing children Philippa, Sarah, and Richard, and mother-in-law to Jo, Simon, and Janine. Adored grandmother, known as Nanny Treatypops, to Bella, Harrisson, Austin, and Josie.

Barbara’s life was truly exceptional, characterised by her remarkable accomplishments and the significant influence she had on those around her. As a published author, her work not only demonstrated her talent and dedication, but also inspired and touched the lives of readers and colleagues. Her family and friends held her in the highest esteem, were proud of her determination, and achievements, and treasured the wisdom she brought into their lives. Her presence and insightful contributions will be deeply missed, leaving a lasting legacy in the hearts of all who knew her.

Heartfelt thanks to the nurses, caregivers, and staff who provided exceptional care for Barbara during her last few weeks.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Aldingbourne Church in Barbara’s name would be greatly appreciated. (please make cheques payable to ‘Parish of ABE PCC’) c/o Reynolds Funeral Service, 31 High Street, Bognor Regis,PO21 1RR. Telephone 01243 864745 or via

A service to celebrate Barbara’s life will be held at St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Aldingbourne, P0203TT, on Friday, June 21, at 2 pm.

Your thoughts and memories are warmly welcomed for those unable to attend or wish to leave tributes.

Wendy Pearse


What to say about my amazing big sister? She was smart, determined and a brilliant friend; always there for me and a loving Aunt to Katie, Sophie and Emily, and a great sister-in-law to Dave.
Although we might not have been living close to each other, every summer we would met up and I will always treasure those memories. We had great long chats on the phone which always ended in a laugh. We will miss her so much.
Rest In Peace Dear Sister,
Wendy, Dave, Katie, Sophie, Emily and David

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