Remembering Barb Bardin

May 1, 2015

My family and I are very saddened by the passing of Barb Bardin. We met Barb in 2007 when we were planning the first Laura’s March and looking for a place to host a luncheon for friends and family after the March. Splash, owned by Barb, happened to be the first place Ned and I went to inquire about the luncheon because we loved the location and it was highly recommended. It was then and there that we met Barb for the first time. Already aware of what had happened to Laura, she sat down with us and, with her hands clutching mine and tears filling her eyes, she helped us select a menu and make all the necessary arrangements. Then, when we had finished, we asked her if she would prefer a check or credit card. Shaking her head and literally waving off our question, she said, “Sweetie, it’s on me.” No amount of our protesting could dissuade her. Barb was the epitome of big-heartedness and generosity. As we got to know her better over the years, we also witnessed how irrepressible she was in her zest for life. She was unique. We will miss her very much.