In Loving Memory of
Barney, John (Jack)
The children of John (Jack) Barney announce his passing on February 17th peacefully at Timmins District Hospital.
John has completed his earth journey and will be reunited with his wife Lora and his parents Ed and Sylvia, and 4 brothers Arnold, Gordon, Harvey and Clifford and his sisters in law Joan and Carol as well as his brother-in-law Danny McKenzie, brother-in-law Norman McKenzie and Normans wife Audrey. As well as numerous friends. He is survived by his sister in law Barbara (wife of Arnold) sister in law Muriel (wife of Clifford) brother Vernon (late wife Carol) sister in law Eileen (wife of Gordon) his sister Ruby and husband Harry, and brother Elmer and wife Mary and brother in law Jim McKenzie, brother in law Tony McKenzie and wife Marg and his brother in law Richard and wife Juanita. His 6 children Barbara ,Carolyn (husband Harry Parfitt) Sandra (deceased husband Douglas Cameron) Norma (husband Giulio Tomei) Kim (deceased wife Suzanne) and Mark , daughter in law Gidget and his 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews, will miss having him tell them stories of the family and places he lived and his work history. He loved to entertain and had a great memory. He could tell stories and jokes for hours and even though a lot of them weren’t that funny everyone would end up laughing because he always laughed when he told jokes. Although John left school when he was fourteen, he took many classes and courses over the years and got his high school equivalency in 1968. In 1974 he was licensed as a millwright and worked as such for Noranda Mines until his retirement, but he was actually a “Jack of all trades”. John and Lora raised 5 of their 6 children in Dobie before moving to Ignace in 1972 where their youngest Mark lived and grew up. They lived there until Lora’s death in 2012. Thank you so much to Dr's Champion, Quirion, and Armstrongs as well as the amazing nurses and psw’s who made his last few days as comfortable as possible, job well done. When the bell rings at 4 o’clock it’s happy hour so raise your glass and remember Jack.
Donations to the Timmins and District Hospital will be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday May 27th starting at 3pm at the Englehart Legion. Arrangements entrusted to Stinson Funeral Home, 100 Bruce Avenue, South Porcupine, ON, P0N1H0 (705)235-2900 www.stinsonfuneralhome.net
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