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BARNEY BJARNASON

BJARNASON, Barney
He Will be Missed. Barney climbed the golden stairs on December 11, 2012 in the Langley Memorial Hospital. Born on June 19, 1921 In Glenboro, MB. He joined the army and trained with the Calgary Tank Corps. during WWII. Time was spent in England then over to Italy and on to Berlin. In 1947 he came to Vancouver with brother Roy then became a plumber and pipefitter, receiving his 50 year pin in 2005. Many of his working years were spent building and maintaining the Lougheed Mall complex. Helen became his bride in 1951 and then made their home in Burnaby, where they raised their two sons: Wayne of Calgary and granddaughter Cassandra and Brian (Lorna) of Prince George. He played and coached hockey and spent many years with Burnaby Municipal Hockey Ass'n. Barney was an avid fisherman and spent weekends in a truck and camper with family at Egmont. His retirement led him to golfing with cousin Elva and Gordon Clark. His last nine years he travelled and danced with partner Muriel. In 2009 his health started deteriorating due to colon cancer and Kidney failure. He will be missed. Thank you to all Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals and clinical staff who helped Barney on life's last journey. A celebration of Barney's life will be held Saturday, January 26, 1 PM at the Cloverdale Legion Auditorium, 17567-57 Ave. Surrey.


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 18 to Jan. 20, 2013
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