Edmonton philanthropist Barbara Poole passes away

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Edmonton philanthropist Barbara Poole passes away

Barbara Poole, Edmonton philanthropist and arts supporter, passed away on December 17th. She was 83.

The Poole family name is synonymous with giving in the Edmonton community. Mrs. Poole was a benefactor to many arts organizations, including Edmonton theatre companies and events.

Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel proclaimed Barbara Poole Day at a lunch in her honour at the Hotel MacDonald on November 27. “Edmonton would not be Edmonton without the Poole family,” Mandel said Monday. “Barb was a wonderful person: warm, just so affable, and just so full of life.”

Read the news story published in the Edmonton Journal here.

Read a tribute by Edmonton columnist Paula Simons here.

View a photo gallery of Mrs. Poole here.

Theatre Alberta would like to offer our condolences to friends and family of Barbara Poole.