Barbara Eleanor "Barb" (Starratt, MacDonald) Hood
1927 - 2022
Barbara Eleanor "Barb" (Starratt, MacDonald) Hood
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Service Time
2:30 PM
Service Location
Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River
Burial Information
Burial Date
July 17, 2022
Burial Location
Riverside United Church Cemetery, Highway 2, Bass River
Requested Charity
West Colchester Community Health Centre, Bass River, the United Church or Charity of Choice
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Barbara Eleanor "Barb" (Starratt, MacDonald) Hood - 94, Bass River, formerly of Three Mile Plains, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Bass River, she was the youngest daughter of the late James and Jennie (MacLaughlin) Starratt.

Barb graduated from Normal College in Truro, and later received her BA from Acadia University as a widowed working mother of three. She taught at various schools around Nova Scotia including Debert, Sheet Harbour and many years at Three Mile Plains. She was a member of the Windsor, Riverside and St. Andrew’s United Churches. She was active in the UCW, Senior Choir, and directed Junior Choir for many years. She volunteered for UNICEF, Seniors Lunch Bunch, the Marigold Theatre and received the Diamond Jubilee Award for volunteering. She was a member of the High Tide Twirlers, Senior Games and Happy Harmonies. She loved to travel and her happy place was at her cottage in Little Bass River where she gathered with her family for the summer.

Barb is survived by her sons, Brian MacDonald (Linda), Bass River; Andrew MacDonald (Doug Hiltz), Dartmouth; stepdaughter, Elizabeth Pulsifer (Mark), Antigonish; daughter-in-law, Paulette Rooney, Bass River; grandchildren, Beth MacDonald (Cal), Leah MacDonald White (Matthew), Johnathan MacDonald (Becky), Duncan Pulsifer (Candace), Jillian Pulsifer, (Mark); great grandchildren, Max, Reuben, Sophie, Lucy, Jackson, Gracie, Addison, Thomas, Nathan; brother-in-law, Percy Hood; several nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, John MacDonald (1962); second husband, James Hood (2007); son, J. Robert MacDonald (2021); sisters, Evelyn MacLellan, Joyce Starratt, Clara (Roy) Galway.

Thank you to Parkland Truro, Fergus Hall staff and the doctors, nurses and staff at Colchester East Hants Health Centre.

Funeral service will be held 2:30 pm., Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Riverside United Church, 5577 Highway 2, Bass River, Reverend Shannon MacLean officiating. (For those unable to come into the church, you can tune into the funeral servcie from the church yard on 95.3 FM) Interment in the church cemetery. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barb’s memory to West Colchester Community Health Centre, Bass River, the United Church or charity of choice are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall  - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Barb’s obituary online and selecting "Send a Condolence" at:

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