Barbara Lawrence Rumscheidt was born in Montreal. She later married H Martin, had three children - Peter, Bob and Heidi - and moved to Halifax in 1975. She died on January 20, 2003. At that time she was a lecturer at the Atlantic School of Theology.

Thursday, 23 January 2003 | From: Alan Stewart | Subject: Barbara Rumscheidt

As you may of heard Barb died as the result of breast cancer this past Monday. A memorial service will be held for her on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 2:30 pm in St John's United Church, Windsor St, Halifax. Not only was she a great peace and poverty activist but she was a frontrunner in the cause for Equal Rights for Gay Men & Lesbians. She and Martin were also early promoters of the AIDS Walk and the former AIDS Hostel in Halifax. It was a common sight to see her, Martin and their dog taking part in Gay Pride Parades and AIDS Walks. We in the Queer & AIDS Communities owe her a great debt of gratitude. I hope there will be a good representation from our communities at her Memorial.

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