Louise Frances Barnes

April 4, 1936 to June 25, 2023


Love is a flower that blooms so tender, each kiss a dew drop of sweet surrender. Love is a moment of life enchanting, let’s take that moment that tonight is granting.


Louise was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother – and a favourite aunt to many. As an officer’s wife, she traveled broadly and had occasion to dine with dignitaries and royalty. But equally fulfilling to Louise were Sunday dinners with family, her Friday night dates with her husband Gordon, and watching her backyard birds. 


Louise will also be remembered for her lively sense of humour. Her quick-witted banter will be missed by many.


With great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Louise Barnes, at home after a short illness. Predeceased by Gordon, her husband of 58 years. Left with rich and wonderful memories are her children Don (Trudy), Nancy (Milo), Peter (Shelly), Heather Smith (Rob), and Carla Gaulton (Brian); grandchildren Caroline (Zack Hawco), Stephanie, Duncan, Kerry (Marcus Perry), Rosie (Elijah Mabana), and April; great-granddaughter Kali; brother Harold Janes (Pam); brother-in-law Aubrey Rogers; sisters-in-law Joan Sears and Connie Winter (Jim); and her best friend of more than 60 years Jean Bemister (Bill). She will also be missed by a large circle of nieces and nephews.


Special thanks to the staff of 4 North B at the Health Sciences Centre and the palliative care services team, especially Nurse April Adams, Advanced Care Paramedic Michelle Petten, and the paramedic teams, for the exemplary care and kindness shown to Louise in hospital and at home.


Cremation has taken place, and a private memorial will be held in July.



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Don and Family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.
Take care,


Carla, Brian and Family
Sending our sincere condolences to you at this very difficult time. May all your happy memories comfort you and help ease your grief. Thinking of you all.
Frances and Rick Noseworthy

Dear Don,Nancy , Peter ,Heather and. Carla and families,I was saddened to hear of your Mom, Louise ‘s passing She was a beautiful lady and I have many precious memories of time spent with her ,your. Dad and their family. Please accept my sincere condolences My thoughts and prayers are with you all May. God bless you and give you His comfort, peace, strength love and hope “May God dry your tears with the soothing touch of His love and heal your grief with. His gentle presence. Allow the rainbow of memories. to bring a touch of light to your sorrow “(From The Right Words to Comfort You). “He leads me beside still waters, He restores my soul'(Psalm23:2,3)

Our condolences to the family!
When i joined my family in Newfoundland in 1988, Rob and Heather were already an item, and I recall many visits to Gordon and Louise’s for wonderful meals and great company. Always a tale to be told and plenty of laughter. I always felt like one of the family. Louise’s welcoming spirit and beautiful smile were as heartwarming as things could get. Quick with the wit and a consummate cook. Great memories.
Our thoughts are with you all
John and Marisa

Nancy, so sorry to hear of your loss.

Condolences to you and your family during this most difficult time.


To the family;
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your mother, Louise. I had the tremendous honour of being a friend and colleague to your father. I additionally have many fond recollections of seeing them both during their Friday date nights at the Hotel Newfoundland, sharing a small pitcher of martinis and conversing. Their mutual love and admiration could be seen from across the room. Two lovely people who were meant for each other.

To: Don, Trudy and Family

So saddened to learn of the passing of your dear Mom. I’ve learned so much about your Mom & Dad, what a wonderful heritage!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Remember Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal!

God Bless you.

Lo & Shirley Hindy

Anne and I wish to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom.
We have wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad at Corps functions.
Harry Bown

We were greatly saddened to hear of your great loss.
We have fond memories of your mother especially from those times years ago when we ended up at her house with Don and Trudy. She was always kind and patient.
Her strong belief in family certainly shows itself in her children and their success.
To all of the Barnes family please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

sorry for your los of a family memeber

Nancy & the Barnes family;
Wishing you peace, comfort and courage. I am thinking of you and your family and wish for you thoughts of all the good things your mom did for you to help carry you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

Nancy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a nice person. She was very welcoming to myself and Emily to some of your Sunday dinners. Take care my friend.

For the Barnes family, I am very sorry for your loss. She was a great lady, who always made you feel welcome. She also made the best shortbread cookies in existence. She will certainly be missed.

Louise married my brother Gord when I was 12 years old. She has always been part of my life. We shared many lovely times together. She and Gord had such a marvellous marriage and relationship. They were a true example of what the love of a married couple should be. Louise will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Sending love to Donnie, Nancy, Peter, Heather, Carla and their families. She will always be with you.
Aunt Connie

So very sorry for your loss

Sincere sympathy to the Barnes family.
Ed and Rosemary Murphy
Bristol St.

Heart felt sadness going out to the Barnes Family ,especially Peter(Shelley),Kerry and Kali on this sad time.I only I had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Barnes a few times and was always a very pleasant time.I know she will be missed by her family and all that knew her.Sadness follows.but will turn to joy knowing that Mrs Barnes has now rejoined Her Husband .Gordon..

To the entire Barnes family our deepest heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved mother.
Although it was peaceful there is pain in the peace because that person was so loved the loss of her will be deeply felt. She left so many wonderful memories for you all to treasure as well as her legacy of knitting, cooking, laughter and how to have a life long romance with your fella ( always hold hands in the mall ) … I will always hold her in my heart too . Much love to to all Janice Norman and Adam Van De Spiegle

Oh Nancy so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Carla, Heather, Nancy, Peter, Donnie and families,
Mrs Barnes was a treasure. So sweet, kind, funny and always up for a chat. I know that she is in your dad’s arms again and they will watch over you always. You were all so lucky to have one another. Love and sincerest condolences. xo