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First Memorial Funeral Services

1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC

OBITUARY

Roxy Joanne Barnes

23 April, 195519 May, 2020

In loving memory of Roxy Joanne Barnes It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Roxy Joanne Barnes, formerly of Lac La Hache on Tuesday May 19, 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Roxy spent 45 years doing librarian work and the last 16 years of her career as the Area Librarian in 100 Mile House. Upon her death, a colleague wrote of her respect and admiration for Roxy as a librarian and all she did for the 100 Mile Community. To mourn her loss Roxy leaves behind her sister Anne of Kelowna, nephew Dustin (Alecia) of Vancouver, niece Dawn (Jeff) and great nieces Ciera and Jetta of Kelowna. In Prince George, she leaves behind her niece Shelley (Tim) great niece Taylor and great nephew James as well as nephew Shane (Maria) and great nieces Becky and Reanna. She will be greatly missed by many cousins. Roxy was predeceased by her parents, Bert and Vera Barnes, her brother Wayne and sister in law Brenda as well as her nephew Jared. A Celebration of Life will hopefully be held later this summer depending on the Covid restrictions. Anyone wishes to attend may contact Anne at hoovesgalore@gmail.com for info as it becomes available.

Special thanks to Dr. Clarke and the wonderful nurses at the Cancer Clinic, the Community Palliative Care nurses and the nurses and staff at the Okanagan Hospice House. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, 250-762-2299.

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Nancy and Ken Meville

June 5, 2020

Our condolences on the passing of Roxy...we were Roxy's patrons at the 100 Mile House Library....we missed her when she retired. (The library hasn't been the same). My personal connection with Roxy was through the genealogy meetings...she worked very hard on her family tree. It came to light that her aunt Mary Barnes Bryden was a neighbour of ours in Princeton.

Again, our condolences.

Nancy and Ken Meville

Maureen Brown

May 30, 2020

We've known each other for over 30 years, first meeting at Library school at Langara. You were second year, a dynamic class with a spark of fun! Then off to the CRD, you in Quesnel, me at the
Network Office. I always enjoyed your visits and talks. I am so glad I got to visit you last October. I will always think of you laughing and smiling through all the trouble life gave you. Rest in peace Roxy.

Barbara McLeod

May 21, 2020

So many memories and right this moment they are bittersweet and flying all over the place. I remember how excited you were when your Dad called the Library to say the foal had been born. You were always such a practical person but there was still that wee bit of fun that peeked out every now and again. I am honoured to have worked with you for almost 30 years in many different capacities: boss, co-worker, and genealogy partner in crime. That time you complained to me how hard it was and how long it took to update the webpage - I just looked at you and asked well what did you think I was doing when updating the Quesnel one? Your response? "I just thought you were slow". Took quite a while for everyone to quit laughing! Those moments made our staff dynamic special! You always put other people before yourself - it was just your way. While I am sad right now, I am also glad that you are at peace and not fighting and in pain anymore. You made a difference in a lot of lives including mine. Thank you for being there. ❤

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY