Thursday, January 14, 2010

Barbara Caruso: 1937-2009

A sad note from Nelson Ball: artist and writer Barbara Caruso died December 30th, 2009.

The following obituary will appear in Saturday's Brantford Expositor:

Barbara Caruso of Paris, Ontario died of cancer in Brantford General Hospital on December 30th, 2009 after a two and a half month illness. She was born in Kincardine, Ontario in 1937. Survived by Nelson Ball, her husband of 44 years, her sisters Joan Caruso and Rosemary Eckert of Toronto and by nieces and nephews, she was predeceased by her parents Tom and Rose Caruso and her sister Thomasina Merritt of Kincardine. Barbara Caruso was a visual artist who dedicated her life to painting, drawing and print making. She was a writer on art and the author of two volumes of memoirs. Barbara is missed by her family, friends in Paris, and by friends in the visual arts and writing communities across Canada and abroad. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice through the Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, Paris (519) 442-3061 or

Some Barbara Caruso links: The Mercury Press, review by Mark Truscott, Seripress, my review of volume 2,

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