Interview with Barb Newton

Barb Newton

Barb Newton

It goes beyond words how lovely my visit with Barb was as we sat down to discuss her personal journey in her field. Barb has been a hospice nurse for the past twenty years; the last five being spent with us at Angels Grace Hospice. It was heartwarming to hear that Barb became interested in hospice while taking care of her Aunt Marie who was terminally ill. For Barb, she has always had a special connection for those on their next journey and discovered the love and compassion for this career.

Barb was blessed to meet her husband through her career as a hospice nurse. Joe is a Chaplain at Angels Grace Hospice and together, they are also the owners of our very own pet therapy dog Mizuno. She has two lovely children; her son is a rocky mountain home builder and her daughter is a nurse.

Our lovely visit ended with Barb giving me the quote she treasures by Mother Teresa:

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing”.