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BARNES, Edward Thomas Edward Thomas Barnes passed away peacefully on May 20, 2011 at Little Mountain Place, surrounded by family, after a long battle with dementia. Born on February 1, 1924 in Climax, Saskatchewan, Ed was the only son of William and Florence Barnes, and brother to Betty, Winifred, Jean and Dorothy. Ed was a kind and generous father to his four children and a supportive and loving husband to his beloved Norma, who predeceased him in 2003. He will be lovingly remembered by his surviving sister Jean and his children: Coreen (Bryan); Thomas (Patti); Gordon (Leanne); and Sharilyn. A proud grandfather, he will always hold a special place in the hearts of his grandchildren: Jessica; Sarah; Jennifer; Morgan; Brett and Drew and his great-grandson Zayden. Ed was dedicated to his career as a chemical engineer. He was a good friend and served his community wherever he was living, as a school board trustee in Campbell River, as President of the Little League in Camas, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Prince George Regional Hospital. Ed and Norma were avid travelers, literally traveling the world for business and pleasure. Ed was a loyal supporter of the Vancouver Canucks and an enthusiastic golfer. Ed's family would like to express heartfelt thanks to his caregivers at Little Mountain. Dr. Earl Hutchinson and Monica, we thank you for the respect and care you showed to our father, and for the guidance and words of encouragement given to us. The family also wishes to thank Richard Duggan for the extraordinary compassion, kindness and attention he showed to our father. A memorial service will be held at Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home, 306 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, #300 - 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2. Condolences and tributes may be sent to the family by visiting www.mountpleasantfuneral.com Those we love don't go away They walk beside us every day No longer in our lives to share But in our hearts, you are always there. We love you and miss you, Dad and Mom.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 25 to May 26, 2011