OBITUARY

Delbert Wesley Barker

June 30, 1932August 4, 2018
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Delbert Wesley Barker passed away Saturday August 4, 2018 at Rainycrest Long Term Care with his family by his side. He was born June 30, 1932 in Box Alder, Ontario to Wesley & Erma (Hughes) Barker. He attended school in Box Alder and the Fort Frances High school before finishing his education at the Sharon Bible School in North Battleford, Sk. On October 1, 1955 he was united in marriage to Winona “Nonie” Lennox. They settled on the family farm to raise their 3 sons. He was an avid reader and had a fascination with machinery. He and Nonie enjoyed their annual camping trips with both friends and family. He worked at the Fort Frances Paper Mill for 32 years. Delbert set a wonderful Christian example and was a great provider for his family. He was an Elder at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Devlin, whom he cared for like a second family. He was predeceased by his parents Wesley and Erma; wife Nonie; daughter Wendy, in infancy; stepmother Helen and brother David. Delbert leaves behind his sons Edward (Ted) and wife Cheryl, Keith and wife Lise and their children Billy and Mandy (Sam), Joseph (Joe) and Lisa and their children Trista (Bryden), Tyler (Chelsey), Trevor and Scott; 8 great grandchildren; sister Ruth and husband Paul Hyatt; brother Gary Barker and wife Susan; sister-in-law Evelyn Barker as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, ON with Dan Tausendfrende and Terry Hoffman officiating. The honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Barker, Bill Barker, Ken Barker, Duane Tausendfrende and Jurgen Schmutz. If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Delbert Wesley Barker

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Jim Pattison

August 15, 2018

Ted, Keith, Joe and families
We are sorry to learn of your father's passing. We enjoyed visiting with you and your parents over the years. The wisdom that they left us with was precious. Their desire to pray about things was noted. The last time I visited with them both at the house, I was heading back to Saskatchewan after a visit there. I stopped in to visit on my way back. They prayed for protection from the wildlife. It stuck! On the way to Kenora, I saw a deer running out of the bush about to hit me. i tried to stop and could not. The deer stopped abruptly at the other side of the road and looked at me. When I was gone, I swear the deer looked both ways and crossed the road. Your mother laughed and your dad said that it was just another day of watching God answer prayer. May the peace that God alone gives be with you at this time.

Michael and Karla Ans Family

August 9, 2018

Noni and Delbert were special neighbors here in Devlin! They are missed but never forgotten...We wish we could be at the celebration of Delberts Life but are unable to attend yet we send our love and prayers for all the family .As you, his family , journey thru this short separation from them we know that for those of us who love the Lord ,as Delbert and Noni's lives exemplified ,we will see and be together with them again ! What a blessed HOPE! May Gods Arms enfold you with this HOPE as you celebrate a life well lived ..

Blessings,
The Michael Ans Family

Bob Waldner

August 7, 2018

We appreciated brother Delbert's quite demeanour, a ready smile or chuckle showed he had a good sense of humour, stearn when needed, but very loving. He will be happy spending time in eternity with his saviour,his faith not wavering.
Rest in peace till we meet again. Our love and prayers to the family, who always made you feel welcome in their home.

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Biography

Delbert Wesley Barker passed away Saturday August 4, 2018 at Rainycrest Long Term Care with his family by his side.

He was born June 30, 1932 in Box Alder, Ontario to Wesley & Erma (Hughes) Barker. He attended school in Box Alder and the Fort Frances High school before finishing his education at the Sharon Bible School in North Battleford, Sk. On October 1, 1955 he was united in marriage to Winona “Nonie” Lennox. They settled on the family farm to raise their 3 sons. He was an avid reader and had a fascination with machinery. He and Nonie enjoyed their annual camping trips with both friends and family. He worked at the Fort Frances Paper Mill for 32 years.

Delbert set a wonderful Christian example and was a great provider for his family. He was an Elder at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Devlin, whom he cared for like a second family.

He was predeceased by his parents Wesley and Erma; wife Nonie; daughter Wendy, in infancy; stepmother Helen and brother David.

Delbert leaves behind his sons Edward (Ted) and wife Cheryl, Keith and wife Lise and their children Billy and Mandy (Sam), Joseph (Joe) and Lisa and their children Trista (Bryden), Tyler (Chelsey), Trevor and Scott; 8 great grandchildren; sister Ruth and husband Paul Hyatt; brother Gary Barker and wife Susan; sister-in-law Evelyn Barker as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, ON with Dan Tausendfrende and Terry Hoffman officiating.

The honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Barker, Bill Barker, Ken Barker, Duane Tausendfrende and Jurgen Schmutz.

If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made in care of www.greenfuneralhomefortfrances.com.