Hector Barnes

August 19, 1927 to August 28, 2018


Hector Barnes, aged 91 years, passed peacefully away on August 28, to join his loving wife Emily (1998), dear friends Betty French and Nev Janes, brother Clifford, sisters Valda, Ada, Ruby and Joyce, and mother and father Hilda and Nathan.  Leaving to mourn, his two daughters Sharon (Brian) and Paula; five grandchildren Alyssa, Victoria, Allan, Leanne and Brian; two step-grandchildren Sheena and Michael; sisters Mildred and Shirley; nieces and nephews, dear friends Fred Hampton and Millie Squires and a large circle of family, friends and business acquaintances.  A huge thank you to the management and staff of Admiral’s Coast Retirement Home for creating such a positive, extended family environment for the past year.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, August 30 from 2-9 p.m. and Friday, August 31 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 20 Rectory Road, Topsail, on Saturday, September 1  at 10 a.m. Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. Donations in Hector’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-9 p.m. on August 30, 2018

11 a.m.-9 p.m. on August 31, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Saturday September 1st

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Topsail

Interment to follow at Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road


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Dear Sharon and Paula:
We are sorry to hear that your Dad has passed away. We think of your family fondly when we remember the times on Rideout Crescent in Ottawa. Know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Love from Ian and Ruth Atkinson, Janet and Elaine

Dear Mildred, our sincere condolences. We never met Hector, but our Mothers knew him. We pray that you are comforted and have peace that only Jesus can give.

Dear Sharon and Paula, and families;
So sorry to hear of Uncle Hector’s passing. He was a great man full of kindness, sincerity, honesty and love for family. And let’s not forget his humour. We have such wonderful memories of times in his presence. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Love, Gerry and Louise

My condolences on the loss of your dad. He was one of the nicest men that I have ever known. Whenever I was in his company there was always a smile and a kind word. Now he is joined with my second Mom, his sister Valda. I am out of town and unable to attend, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.

My condolences of the passing of your father. Thinking of you all at this time. It was nice to see Hector again over the last six months. Take care.

Paula & Family
My condolences on the loss of your father. May all the great memories of your Dad help to get you through this difficult time.

Paula & family, my deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

To the Barnes Family

So sorry to learn of Hector’s passing. We knew Hector from Topsail Pond and from Linda’s father (Gordon Squires) who knew him from Church and the Men’s Service Club. Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathies at this most difficult time. Our prays and thoughts are with you

So sorry to you Paula and your family on the passing of your father. I had many conversations with him and he always had a smile on his face. What a sweet man. He has gone now to his Heavenly Home and is with your Mom. We believe he is truly happy now. You all will see him again someday. Cherish the happy times you shared together; for this will help you through the tough times ahead. We are here for you.

Big hug to you.
Grace & Randy Butler

Sorry to learn of Mr Hector’s passing . Your Dad was a positive man full of wisdom . During these days may your experience the Presence of the Angel of Peace.
Sincere sympathy

Sharon, Paula and families,
Heartfelt condolences on Hector’s passing.
Please accept sympathies from all the Greenes.
May he rest in peace,

Heaven has gained another angel. So happy I got to see Uncle Hector a few weeks ago. He was such a kind ,loving and gentle soul who always had a smile and made me feel special . He will be missed

Thinking of you all as you lay your Father to rest . He was a true friend of mine when we lived at Masonic Park . Sincerel sympathy Martha

Thinking about you and your family Paula – so sad to hear about your Dad’s passing.
Carol Ann Carter

Sosaddened to hear of Uncle Hector’s passing. He was truly a wonderful man, so full of life and humor. He lived a great life and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thought are with his family at this time.
Pat & Joan Slaney

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Lance. Maureen. Matt and Allison.

To the Barnes Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences in the passing of Mr. Barnes. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon, Paula, Auntie Shirl & Auntie Mill

Another sheep has left our fold. Uncle Hector always had a story or little joke to tell. I will always remember when I was a young girl, Uncle Hector bought home ice cream on Friday’s and shared them with us, I always looked forward to it.
It is never easy to let the ones we love go but there is something greater than us that will help us through the hard times to come. Support and care for each other during the days ahead, family times are important times. God Bless.

Our sincerest condolences to you all. Hector was an amazing man who had a wealth of knowlege that he was more than willing to share. One of the kindest souls, he enriched anyone who was fortunate enough to know him. He will without a doubt be missed.

Shawn and Sharon French

So sorry to hear of Hector’s passing. Sad day indeed. My husband and I worked with him many years ago at Dicks and Co., always a smiling face , great personality, loved by all that knew him. Our sincerest condolences to family and friends.
Edna and Wilson Hudson

Shirley, Mildred & the Barnes family. We are very sorry to hear of Hector ‘s passing. May all of your wonderful memories of him help you through this sad time.

Dear Sharon and Paula
I am so sorry to hear if the passing of your Dad. We didn’t see him much as kids growing up but I remember him as being so kind and sweet. I hope you find peace in knowing he is reunited with your Mom.

Judy (niece/cousin)

Paula, Sharon and Families:
So sorry to hear of Uncle Hectors passing. He was such a kind and gentle man and he will be missed by so many. You have so many good memories to fall back on and they will help you get
through the difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys as well as with his two sisters Aunt Shirley and Aunt Mildred.. The heavens have another Angel.

Paula, Allan, Leanne, Brian, Sharon and family

sorry to hear about the passing of your father and grandfather. we had the pleasure of meeting Hector on many occasions and I am sure he will be missed by many. May your memories help you at this time

thinking of all of you
Roger and Brenda Haynes

We were very saddened to hear of Hectors passing. A very proud dad and grandfather who always spoke so highly of his family. He was a wonderful friend to our Mom Betty and had a large circle of friends everywhere. Always quick to lend a hand where needed and very witty when telling a story! He will be missed! Condolences to To you all! Cindy and Ross and girls

I was fortunate enough to see Uncle Hector a couple of weeks ago. It was so nice to see his smile. The Predo family sends their Sincere condolences.

Mick, Dee, Emily, Riley and Allie

So sorry to hear of Uncle Hector’s passing. He was such a sweet man and we loved him to pieces. Hopefully he is with his heavenly family now.

So sad to hear of Hectors passing,a life well lived and loved,always quick to give advice,he knew so much,loved hearing his stories,I’m sure he’s at peace and reunited with many whom he loved here on earth,he will be missed by many

Paula and family, so sorry for the passing of your father and grandfather. I never met Mr. Barnes but in discussion with you he was a wonderful man. You have great memories. Thinking of you all at this time.

My sincerest condolences to your family. Hector was such a wonderful friend to my nan (Betty). He will be missed.

So very sorry to hear this Sharon. I so enjoyed your stories and memories throughout the years, he was one of a kind and you were very lucky to have had a great Dad. I so enjoyed meeting him. He gave you a lot of laughter and many things to think about. Remember the great times and share that laughter together. Hugs and prayers to all the family. Love you

Sharon and family, So sorry to hear about your dear Dad.Thinking about you all at this difficult time Pat Coffin