Pamela Frances Barnes

June 29, 1960 to July 2, 2020


It is with broken hearts that the family of Pamela Frances Barnes of Topsail, NL announce her passing on July 2, 2020, surrounded by family.

Predeceased by her father Weston Barnes. Left to mourn are her mother Patricia Barnes, her dog Tessa, sister (and best friend) Janet Hamel(Wendell), brothers Russell Barnes(Bonnie), and Ralph Barnes (Chelan), nephew Ben Hamel, nieces Natasha Barnes, Brooke Hamel, Danielle Sullivan, and great nephew Weston. Also celebrating her life and mourning her loss are many close cousins, friends, and  extended family.

Pam lived her life with a strong faith and humbly giving to others; suitably starting her career as a Registered Nurse, sharing her words of wisdom and love to all those who entered into her life. If you needed her for a great conversation, support through a difficult time, or a long strong hug she provided all of this and more.

Pam was a ray of sunshine to all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. We will remember her for her caring, loving ways, her soulful laugh, her healing presence, and genuine concern for your wellbeing. Words cannot express how deeply we will miss her, but her impact will be everlasting.

Expressing many thanks to our family for all of the meals and treats throughout these last few weeks, the loving, amazing staff of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital. Beginning with Dr. Reddy and Dr.Butler, the loving Covid dancer Brenda, all of the 7 West staff; Ron Corcoran, the incredible nurses, respiratory therapists, housekeeping staff, food service workers, and Sister Betty who became like family when her family were not allowed hospital visits; covid screening staff, Father Keeping, porters, and St Luke’s staff for all of their help and compassion with her mother during this strict isolating time.

Due to Covid restrictions funeral service is postponed until a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to St. John the Evangelist Church, Topsail.

Always loved, never forgotten.



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Just now found out about Pam’s passing. So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family .

Oh my the shock of only now finding out the my beautiful friend has gone to heaven …nay heart felt condolences to all of Pam’s family and friends ..she was such a beautiful soul and that laugh could light up any room …
Noella MacLean (Hynes)

My sincere sympathy and condolences to Pam’s family and friends. I have many fond memories of Pam’s kindness and beautiful smile. I remember the wonderful dinners at her parents home. Pam will be greatly missed by so many. Please take care in the difficult days ahead.

I am sorry for your loss. When in Newfoundland, visited CBS; Pam and I would have a drink together, share some stories and had lots of laughs. She will be missed. My condolences.

I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing.
I have wonderful memories of her from nursing training and her beautiful smile and infectious hearty laugh. She was a wonderful nurse and a great friend She will be dearly missed .
Marsailidh Faulkner

So saddened by the loss of my beautiful cousin with the great smile and beautiful soul. My thoughts are with you all.

To the Barnes Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.🙏🏻✝️

Our Sincere condolences and prayers are with you all !
Pam was a true angel on earth and will be sorely missed ! ❤️

“Mom” Barnes and Family

Just want you to know that I share in the great sadness with the passing of Pam. It is not easy to know what to say in the face of such a difficult loss.
Pam was a very sincere friend who you knew you could count on to encourage, support and lean on when needed. Always there for others…that was Pam. Wishing you all strength, courage and much love at this extremely difficult time. Thanks for the memories my friend!

To the Barnes family; I was so sorry to hear of Pams passing. When I think of Pam, I automatically go back to our days of Barbie dolls. God bless, and know I am thinking of you all.

So sorry to hear of Pam’s passing and would like to send my deepest condolences to the family and my thoughts will be with you all at this time

I am so very sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. I will always remember her laugh as we played in the CBS concert band together. Rest in peace my friend.

We are so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. She was such a lovely person. I grew up with Pam in Topsail. Lived next door to her. Donna Janes and myself Rosalind Janes. Thinking of you in this very sad time.

I haven’t seen Pam for many many years, since we were teenagers. But as I read through the obituary it became clear that she was the same Pam I remember: Kind, caring and fun loving. I will never forget that great belly laugh. RIP Pam

Aunt Pat and Family
We are thinking about you at this sad time. So sorry about the loss of Pam.
We know how much she’ll be missed, and hope your memories will comfort you.
Randy & Gladys

I was saddened to learn of Pam’s passing.I was one of her teachers in Queen Elizabeth ,just a few years ago.She was a delightful student and I am positive she was a fabulous nurse.
Brenda (MacLean) Skinner

Pat, Russ and the Barnes family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Dear Pat,Janet, Russ , Ralph and families,

I am so saddened by this news of Pam’s passing.. Pam and I were cousins, but as she and I started commuting to band practice together in 1990/91 we got to know each other even more. I enjoyed our conversations and friendship. She really was a special person.
Hugs to you all!

To the family so sorry to hear about Pam S passing , we had many laughs growing up.

I knew Pam through a friend of ours Linda . From the first moment I met Pam I knew that she had a kind heart and always there for you if you needed to talk . Pam always enjoyed out get togethers and enjoyed life to the fullest. Pam will be missed , she will now be reunited with our dear friend Linda.
My condolences to Pam family .

By Janet Evans

Dear Aunt Pat, Janet, Russ, Ralph and families,
We are fondly remembering Pamela, a dear niece & cousin. Pam was such a beautiful person, with a beautiful soul. She will surely be missed by us and all who knew her. Our hearts go out to you all. Please know our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
With love from Aunt Olga Barnes, Cathy (cousin), John & Ashley Costello

Aunt Pat , Janet, Russel, Ralph & families and the extended Barnes family,

We are sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of Pam. We share in your sorrow and wish there was something we could do to help console you during this difficult time.

Pam was such a vibrant person to be around and a great cousin. She was kind and always ready for fun.

Take comfort in your memories and knowing that she had a positive impact on those around her.

Our thoughts are with you.

So sorry for your loss Mrs. Barnes & Family.

May peace be with you during the days ahead.

Brian Hall

Dear Aunt Pat and Family – Our Thoughts Love and Prayers are with you all at this time. So sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. Paul Ida and family

To Pam family
Sorry to hear of Pam passing. She is in God arms no more pain. So when you get lonely at night look up to the sky she will Be the brights star
Love always Sheila dwyer

Mrs. Barnes (Pat), Janet, Russ , Ralph and families – Deepest sympathies on Pam’s passing. Thoughts are with you at this sad time

To Pam’s Family:
Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Fondest memories of Pam keep flooding in with each tear. It’s difficult to accept that she has left us so early but we truly believe she is now closer than ever. Pam was my (Jane’s) first and closest friend; our four girl circle will never be the same. Please allow me to share my wonderful memories of our childhood…

Pam’s mom is letting her…

Mom, can I go to the park?
Pam’s mom is letting her!

Mom, can I get a Barbie doll?
Pam’s mom is letting her!

Mom, can I stay after school?
Pam’s mom is letting her!

Mom, can I go to the dance?
Pam’s mom is letting her!

Mom, can I go camping May 24th?
Pam’s mom is letting her!

Mom, she’s gone! Can I still talk to her, feel her love, her presence; invite her to walk beside me?
Pam’s mom is letting her….

Will always love you Pam…
Jane (Smith) and Craig Parsons

So sorry to hear this sad news. Pam was a beautiful person inside and out, with the best laugh. She will be remembered fondly. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Pam. She was always such a sweet lady, and always made us feel so welcome in her home. RIP
Donna Hussey

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Pam today. I met her almost 21 years ago through Janet at a time in my life when I was going through difficulties, it was like I had known her all my life but that’s just the kind of person she was. I am so blessed and privileged to have known this beautiful person who gave me a shoulder to cry on, many meaningful conversations, laughter galore (oh that laugh), and countless hugs. She was pretty much one of the most selfless people that I have ever had the good fortune to cross paths with. I just want her family to know what she meant to me. You will always be in my heart Pam!

I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. Lloyd and I saw Pam several months ago while out shopping. It had been years since I saw her but it was like we were back in high school! Oh the laughter! I, too am from QE class of 77! Fly with the angels sweet friend!

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Had many an interesting chat with Pam in past years sending hugs to you all God bless

Mrs. Barnes and Family
I am so sad to hear of Pams passing. The memories all come flooding back of the times we have spent together in the past. I always thought of her as one of my ‘heart’ friends, you never had to talk daily or even yearly, but when you did catch up…. it was like you had just talked yesterday. Her caring and reassuring ways , put you at ease with whatever the situation was at that time..
I send my deepest sympathies and much love to you all . Thank you Pam for being my friend.

I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. It has been a long time since since I saw her, but when I did it was like time stood still and we were in high school. My deepest condolences. God bless.

Mrs. Barnes and all the Barnes Family;
I am so saddened to hear of Pam’s passing, Pam had such a kind spirit , beautiful smile and contagious laugh. Sending condolences to you all. May her precious memories comfort each of you at this difficlut time.
God Bless
Shirley and George Sharpe

I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing, heaven have received another Angel. She was a beautiful person both inside and out and I was blessed to call her a friend. Sending condolences to all her family at this sad time.

Pam, was one of our four musketeers in school! The four gals were always together. I remember our camping trips with Pam, Jane and Diane and me all thx to Pams dads help! Although we shared birthdays and dinners together in our twenties, thirties and forties, it’s the time in junior n high school I cherish with Pam the most.
We will miss you dear old friend 💔
Our deepest condolences to Pams family.

So sorry to hear of Pam’s passing , pam was my next door neighbor for 3 years at Southcott Hall nursing residence , she had such a beautiful smile & hearty laugh .
My deepest condolences to her family at this very difficult time my thoughts and prayers are with you..

Pat and family so sorry for your loss

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of an old friend and classmate. We have many fond memories.

Mrs Barnes and family,
Please accept my sincere sympathies on this sad and difficult time. I have so many great memories of Pam when we were in the CBS MUSIC School. May God bless you all .

So saddened by the passing of this beautiful woman. She will be missed dearly. Thinking of the Barnes family at this difficult time. My deepest condolences to the family.

Mrs. Barnes, Janet, Russ, Ralph and families,
I am so saddened to hear the news of Pam’s passing. We had so many wonderful times over the years … memories I will have for ever. Please accept my condolences.

To Pats, Janet, Russ and Ralph and families, to all the Barnes and Nugent families I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. She has been called Home to the Lord where there is no more suffering or tears. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss but take comfort in all your wonderful memories you have shared during her lifetime. May God Bless you with the strength to live on without her.
Love Elva

We laughed, we cried, and played in the Conception Bay Concert Band for many years. May God keep you safe until we meet again. To Pam’s family and friends I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Expressing our most heartfelt deep and sincere condolences on Pam’s passing.. God bless

My sincerest condolences to Pam’s family for your loss.

Janet and Family , so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing , sending heartfelt condolences to you all at this difficult time . God Bless!!
Daphne (Dawe ) Tilley

My heart is broken to hear of pams passing. My love goes out to all the Barnes
At this sorrowfull time

To the entire family : So saddened to see that Pam has passed away. She was one of the kindest and fun-loving persons that I have ever had the pleasure to aqua trance. Please accept my heartfelt condolence. She is now safely in the hands of our Lord.

Sincere condolences are extended to Pam’s family. While it has been quite some time since our paths have crossed, whenever we did meet Pam’s smile was always beautiful and our conversation uplifting. God Bless.
Betty (Andrews / Class of 1977) and Spencer Morgan

Mrs Barnes and family . So sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult and sad time.

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time and sending prayers your way.

Scott & Tracy Barnes

Janet, Mrs. Barnes and family. I was so saddened to hear of Pam’s’ passing. It has been a few years since I last seen Pam but I remember her laugh and wit as if it was yesterday. I remember getting off work one morning from a night shift, at the Grace, and driving across town to the General Hospital nursing residence to bring her to the Motor Vehicle Building so she could get her drivers license on my little Pontiac. What a day we had. We went out and celebrated that night as well. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.

My sincerest condolences to all of Pam’s family. I have not seen Pam in close to 40 years, but I can still hear her beautiful laugh. It certainly was infectious. RIP my childhood friend. 💕 .

Mrs. Barnes and family, my Dad, Lew, and I send our deepest condolences. You are with us in our prayers.

Mrs Barnes, Ralph, Russell, Janet and all of your family and friends, our deepest condolences on your loss. Pam was an awesome person and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. All our love Chris CIndy Justin and Jessica

Aunt Pats and family
So sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Rest In Peace my beautiful cousin Pam I will miss your smiling face and easy going nature as well as your ability to make everyone around you feel at ease. My condolences to the Barnes family and especially to my aunt pats

Roger & I wish to express to you our deepest condolences on passing of Pam. We were so shocked to hear the news. We have many memories of years ago when you were living so close and then time goes by and we lose track of everyone. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you face this difficult time.

Mrs. Barnes, Janet, Russ, Ralph and your families. Our deepest condolences in the loss of your daughter and sister. Pam was a beautiful person and she will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Our love Allan, Lori, Robert and Stephen Cake

So sorry to hear of Pams passing. Such a beautiful soul and person with many strong upbringings. Please know that our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.