Ernest John BARNES

(Aug. 11, 1934 – Oct. 20, 2007)

Ernie passed away peacefully October 20 at Glenwood Nursing Home, Agassiz, BC leaving his wife Edna of 50 years; his five children Darlene (Randy) Rosner of Abbotsford, Suzi of Vancouver, Michael and James of Agassiz & Cathy Davidson of Aldergrove. He also leaves 6 wonderful grandchildren; Ryan & Emily Rosner, Dennon & Taylor Barnes, Brandon & Jordyn Davidson.

Born the 4th child of 10 children on Brunette Island, Newfoundland on August 11, 1934 to James & Frances Barnes, he was predeceased by his parents, 2 infant siblings, his sister Elizabeth Perry of PEI, brother Clayton of Newfoundland and brother Dermoth of Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. He leaves behind 2 sisters Melita Hynes of Harbour Breton Newfoundland, Barbara Askew of Toronto ON, and 2 brothers Ranny (Gloria) and Herbert of Sydney Mines NS.

The family was in attendance at Henderson’s Langley Funeral Home on Monday, October 29th, 2007 from 6pm – 8pm. Funeral mass was held 11:00 am on Tuesday October 30, 2007 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Agassiz. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Society of BC in memory of Ernest Barnes.

IRISH BLESSING

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sunshine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields,

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.