Barbara Lawrence Rumscheidt

1942 - January 20, 2003

Barbara was born in Montreal. She later married H. Martin, they had three children - Peter, Bob and Heidi, and moved to Halifax in 1975. At the time of her death she was a lecturer at the Atlantic School of Theology.

She was a committed and energetic activist in the women's and peace movements and in the church. She was a ready and capable worker and a source of support and encouragement to others in a number of social justice organizations locally and internationally. Her compassion, sense of humour, and love of fun enriched the lives of family, friends and co-workers. A scholar and a natural teacher, she was most recently a lecturer at Atlantic School of Theology. She was the author of the book, "No Room for Grace" Pastoral Theology and Dehumanization in the Global Economy.

AlStewart writes: 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 AidsWalk and MortonHouse 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. Barb died as the result of breast cancer.1

Barb's memorial service was at StJohnsUnitedChurch. Donations may be made to Barbara Rumscheidt Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Atlantic School of Theology.

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1. January, 2003 email From: Alan Stewart