Nancy Barat (AH)

16-Aug-1940 - 29-Dec-2021

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Nancy Barat (AH)

BARAT, NANCY On Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Nancy Rose Barat died in New York City. She was surrounded by her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. The burial will be held at Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery in Windsor, Ontario on Wednesday, January 5 at 11:00 a.m.. The family will sit shiva on Zoom on Wednesday, Jan 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning with the evening service.. Nancy was born in Detroit, Michigan on August, 16, 1940 to Helen and Morris Novominsky. Nancy was an art history instructor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She traveled extensively with her husband, Arthur Barat, who she married at the age of 19 and with whom she shared incredible love and joy until his death in 2009. Nancy was a passionate walker, hiker, museum visitor, theater and movie goer and reader. She created a women's investment club and headed the Windsor Jewish Film Festival. She was actively involved with Congregation Beth El. Nancy was known for her warmth, loving nature, sophistication and style, knowledge and appreciation of art and her huge smile. Her happiest moments were shared with her adoring family, and her favourite title was "Bubby." Nancy is survived by her son, David of Toronto, daughter, Carolyn Desch (Brad) and grandchildren Julia, Alex and Samantha of New York City. She was the mother of the late Brian Barat. Nancy is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Bert Stein of West Bloomfield, Michigan, and their children and grandchildren. The family would appreciate donations made to the Arthur and Brian Barat Memorial Fund at Congregation Beth El, the Familial Dysautonomia Foundation and the Parkinson's Foundation.


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Dear Friends and Family,

Our family will sit shiva on Zoom (please register here) for our beloved mother/mother-in-law/grandmother, Nancy Barat on Wednesday, January 5 at 6:30 - 8:00PM (ma'ariv at 6:30PM).

Download the siddur here.

Please note that our synagogue, B'nai Jeshurun, requires that you register (click on the first link - it's very simple) for the Zoom shiva.


Carolyn, Brad, Julia, Alex and Samantha

Funeral Details

  • Graveside Service

    Temple Beth El Cemetery

    Event Times:

    05-Jan-2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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