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