BARKER, James Melson
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The family of James Melson Barker, 75, of Yellowstone, AB, is deeply saddened to announce his passing on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
He was born on February 4,1937 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan. Jim married Margaret Barker (nee Dagenais) on February 18, 1956.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Alice and Melson Barker; and his infant daughter Catherine.
Jim is survived by his spouse Margaret Barker; his sons Lorne (Bonnie Goulet) and Barry (Randi) Barker; his brothers Gary (Wendy) Barker and Lorne (Sharon) Barker and his grandchildren Conor, Seth, Michael, Bo, Samantha and Colby; and numerous other relatives.
A Memorial Service will be held at Bethel United Church in Onoway with Rev. Chang Lee officiating on Saturday, January 5, at 2:00 p.m.
There will be a lunch to follow at the Onoway branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Jim's remains will be interred in the community cemetery in Saltcoats.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Jan. 4, 2013