Barbara Ann Cogswell

It is with broken hearts that the family of Barbara Cogswell announce her peaceful passing on May 2, 2023, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on November 24, 1949, in Saint John, NB she was a daughter of the late John Stagg and Edith (Stagg, nee Legacy) Bennett, and stepdaughter to the late Harold Bennett.


Barbara is survived by her husband Rick of 53 years; son David (Sandra); sisters: Shirley, Carol, and Marilyn (Don); brother Wayne (Judy); as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, stepfather, and brother Steve.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the Doctors, Nurses, and  staff on 3B South, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, for their outstanding care.


Resting at Castle Funeral Home (506) 634-1701 (309 Lancaster Ave., Saint John, NB) visitation for Barbara will be on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM. The Funeral Service will take place on Monday, May 8, 2023, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Castle Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will directly follow at the Lepreau Cemetery.  Donations in Barbara’s memory can be made to the Lepreau Cemetery, Bobby’s Hospice, or the charity of your choice. To make online condolences, please visit


For those unable to attend Barbara's Funeral Service, the family has provided the opprotunity to participate via Live Stream. To access this please visit Barbara's obituary page at