Albert Randell Barnes

September 6, 1945 to July 2, 2024


If you are unable to attend the service for the Late Albert Randell Barnes on July 25th at 11:00 a.m. from the Carnell Memorial Chapel you may view via the service this link:


Albert Randell Barnes passed away unexpectedly at home in St. John’s, NL on July 2, 2024, at the age of 78.

Predeceased by his daughter Christine and his parents Edna and Randell Barnes. In both childhood and as an adult, Albert and his mother shared a very strong bond.

Albert will be lovingly remembered by his son Randy, daughter-in-law Caroline, granddaughter Sophia, his brothers Sam and Ken, and many other relations and friends.

He loved his 30+ years in the Canadian Coast Guard, as being at sea was his greatest passion. Generous in nature, Albert will be remembered for being readily willing to help family, friends, and strangers alike. He enjoyed his solitude but was equally known for his humour and a telling-it-like-it-is approach. Conversations with Albert were always lively and memorable, especially when it came to discussing politics, “No politician was ever spared!”.

Visitations to take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road, on Wednesday July 24 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm.

Funeral service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday July 25 at 11am. Interment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery on Kenmount Road.

To honour Albert’s generosity, in lieu of flowers, his family is kindly suggesting that donations be made to a local food bank, animal shelter, or a charity of your choice.



2-4 p.m. on July 24, 2024

6-8 p.m. on July 24, 2024

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Thursday July 25th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow in Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Rd.


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Sincere thoughts and fond memories.
Best wishes to Sam and Kenny
Doug Engram

Randy, Ken, Sam and Families. We are saddened to hear of Alberts passing. As you are aware, I sailed with Albert on the CCGS “John Cabot”. He was a good Shipmate and Friend. Please accept our sincere condolences.
” Fair Winds and Following Seas ” – R.I.P.

Randy, Ken, Sam and families. We are sad to hear of Alberts passing. As a brother in law he always treated us excellent and went above and beyond to help as best he could.

Sending sincere condolences to the family of Albert. May he rest in peace. Harry and Noreen (Drake) McInroy and family..

My thoughts are with you.all at this sad time your cousin Marjorie

MY THOUGHTS ARE with you all Sam KEN Randy and your families . Abert was always ready for a long
yarn when we would call each other .He was the first grand child born to my parents I was only nine and boy did we treasure him .Rest in peace sailor boy .Aunt Marjorie and family

On behalf of the Officers and Crew on the CCGS Henry Laresen , please accept our deepest sympathies to the Barnes Family.

So sorry to hear of alberts passing. I sailed with Albert first with chimo and then with coast guard. He was a knowledgeable seaman and a pleasure to work with but most of all he was a true friend.

Sadden to hear the passing of Uncle Albert. He always brought wit to any conversation. Made me laugh when least expected. He will be missed by anyone who knew him. Rest in Peace Uncle. Hopefully you get to win an argument with poppy but rest assured nan will keep him at bay or try to… Love always Crista

My deepest sympathy to Randy, Sam, Ken and families. We were neighbours for several years, and I know Bill enjoyed many “chats” with both Randell and his father.