Barbara Burrell – Orbituary

Barbara Burrell, who sadly passed away on 21 Jul 2021, was a dedicated, active KidzCan volunteer who had a great passion for the organisation and all it did to help both children with cancer and their families. She loved being with the children in the playroom and hardly a Tuesday went by without Barbara at Parirenyatwa Hospital. 

 She loved music and would show up with her CD player and bag of instruments, all to entertain the little angels.  All, marching or dancing around the playroom, had fun. 

Barbara had a pleasant connection with children, being an artist, would usually prepare some fun form of craft for the children to do. 

Despite Barbara’s ill health towards the end of her time in the playroom, she was there for the children.

Outside of volunteering in the playroom, Barbara was always willing to assist at most KidzCan functions-Golf Days, making Easter and Christmas special. One year she asked her son, Robbie Burrell, and his band, Mann Friday, to put on a concert, which was sold out with all proceeds going to KidzCan.  She also organised a few Christmas fairs at a retirement complex and raffle, donating the proceeds to KidzCan.

She was always willing to assist in decorating the playroom and the wards, engaging the children with her wonderful personality.

The KidzCan family will sorely miss Barbara and we pass our sincere condolences to her family.

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