Peter Bromley and Barbara Strong in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, 1945
Last Sunday, Barb Bromley, much-loved Yellowknife community figure, passed away at the age of 88. A city resident since her arrival here in 1948, Barb worked as a nurse across the NWT for much of her career, but was also known for her community volunteerism, as well as her activism on seniors housing. Courtesy of the Bromley family, here are some images from her rich and varied life.
Barbara Strong and Peter Bromley in Edmonton at Barb’s University of Alberta graduation with her nursing and public health degree
A freighter canoe trip on Great Slave Lake in 1949. L – R, Barb’s mother Annie Strong, Barbara Bromley, young nephew Peter Hanlan, Barb’s father Will Strong
The immediate Bromley family on the corner of 52nd Street and Franklin Ave, Yellowknife. L – R, Stuart, Maxine, mother Barbara, Christopher, father Peter, Bob
A family gathering in Rocky Mountain House, Barb’s town of birth, with five immediate Bromley family members. In the back row L – R, Bob, Maxine and Stuart; In front, Christopher and Barb
Barb in 2006
Barb in 2012, at the helm of her son Christopher’s houseboat on Great Slave Lake
A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at École Sir John Franklin High School auditorium at 2:00 pm on Saturday, 28 February. People will be invited to share their memories of Barb at the event. NAAC next door will be available for overflow, with a live feed from the auditorium.