Donald Barnes

Barnes- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Sumac Lodge, Sarnia on Sunday November 10, 2019. Donald Allan Barnes age 92 years of Courtright. Beloved husband of the late Gladys Helene (Hiller) who passed away in October of 2010. Dear father of Robert Barnes (Maureen) of Courtright and Diane Barnes of Sumac Lodge, Sarnia. Loving and supportive grandfather of Tracy (Jason) Williams of Courtright and Ryan (Kelly) Barnes of Corunna. Great-grandfather of Megan and Alyson Williams and Blake and Kaci Barnes. Don is also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews and is also a great-uncle to many more. He was predeceased by his parents, Lafayette and Ethyl Barnes. He was the youngest and last surviving of his family and was predeceased by; 6 brothers, John, Harold, Elmer, Sam, Bob and Frederick and 4 sisters, Velma, Loretta, Marie and May. Don retired from Polymer after many years of service in Sarnia, France and Tennessee. He was a councilor in the Village of Courtright and was a volunteer fireman. He also served on many boards and committees and was a volunteer on the building of the Courtright Community Hall (The Silverdome). He also spent many hours at the baseball fields in Courtright. Don’s family would like to thank the staff at Sumac Lodge for their care and compassion shown to Don during his stay there for the last 2 years and especially during his last days. The care and concern was incredible. Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal visitation or funeral service. A private family graveside service will be held in Moore-Union Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845.

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There will be no formal visitation.


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A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

13 thoughts on “Donald Barnes”

  1. A beautiful soul. A life well lived. He will be missed. Our love from the LaPier and Gignac families to all of you

  2. Scott and Audrey Kennedy

    Sorry for your family's loss. We both enjoyed Don, Grampa Barnes, company at many a baseball and hockey game as well as just milling around the park. Always a great conversation.

    Sincerely Scott & Audrey

  3. Sylvia and Charles McBeath

    Bob, Maureen and Family:

    So sorry of the sadness that you are all having to go through. I am sure there are so many wonderful memories. It’s tough loosing. Hugs and Love.

  4. Jack and Debbie Mullen

    Bob, Maureen and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Your Dad and Grandpa was a well respected and wonderful man and a great asset to our village. May he rest in peace.

  5. Suzette Harbarenko

    Mom and I are so sorry to hear about Uncle Donald. I am in Florida right now and just heard the news from home, Please give our condolences to the family.
    Know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know he will be missed

    Love Suzette and Shirley

  6. I'm am so sorry for the loss if Don. He was a very nice man and lived a good life. He is now at peace and with his beautiful wife. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  7. Maureen and Bob and family,, my condolences on your loss. Always sad to lose a loved one even when it is expected. Memories are wonderful things and they keep the loved one in our hearts.

  8. Jack and Kim Thomaes

    Dear Bob, Maureen and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. We remember seeing him often at the arena. May he rest in peace. Jack and Kim

  9. Hugh and Pauline Devin

    Our sincere condolences to the Barnes family on your loss.

    Mr. Barnes was a community builder that took a leadership role in numerous projects including the Community Hall known as the Silver Dome. He willingly volunteered and the end result the village benefited from his tireless efforts. Today his legacy continues with his son Bob with his community volunteerism.

    May he rest in peace.

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