Laverne Richard Barber

February 27, 1927January 24, 2011

Born February 27, 1927 in Cambridge, Ontario, passed away peacefully, in his 84th year at St. Andrews Terrace Nursing Home on Monday, January 24, 2011. Son of Sophie and Leonard Barber and step-father Ted Rushman (all predeceased). Beloved husband of Kathleen Barber of 59 years. Proud father of Dennis (Julia) Barber of Cambridge and Leonard (Debbie) Barber of Stratford. Brother of Harold (Sally) Barber of Goderich, sisters Yvonne (Gerald (Ray) Brown of Cambridge and Merelyn (Geoff) Shiavelis of Hamilton, step-sisters Grace Casarrio (deceased) of Guelph, Myrtle Murdoch of Kingston, Doreen Boyer of Guelph and Audrey (Arthur (Sonny) Cromwell of Cambridge. Cherished grandfather to Trina (Quinn), Larissa (David) both of Cambridge and Michael (Jenn), Kim (Jeff), Crystal (Kyle) and Kaylee all of Stratford. Great-grand- father to Eric, Alexander, Nicholas, Evelyn, Aidan, Chloe, Nolan and Claire. Also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law William (Bill) (Shirley) McGill, Edward (Ed) (Beryl predeceased) McGill and Marguerite (Marg) (Jack predeceased) Richardson all of Cambridge. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Laverne worked at Woolley Shoes, Barrday, and retired from Canadian General Tower in 1986. Lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121. Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held from the funeral home chapel on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 121, or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 28, 2011

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January 28, 2011


Geoff Shiavelis

January 27, 2011

To Aunt Kay and family. Im so sorry for you loss. Uncle Laverne was a great uncle and will be missed.

George & Terry

January 27, 2011

To Aunt Kay and family, we are truly sorry to hear of Uncle Laverne's passing. He will be truly missed and will be remembered forever.

Merelyn Shiavelis

January 27, 2011

To Kay and family, our deepest sympathy. We will truly miss him, he will be remembered forever. Love Merelyn & Geoff.

January 26, 2011

This flame represents the eternal love and fond memories of my very special uncle. We will miss him so and think of him often with a smile! Forever in our hearts.Love Doug & Shelley Lynn

Maureen Chesney

January 26, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy - Maureen Chesney

Randy Barber

January 26, 2011

He will be sadly missed.....
"May our thoughts and prayers be with you at this time"
Love Randy & Janice.

harold barber

January 26, 2011

our love and thoughts go out to kay and the family we will always remember the things the four of us did together Love Harold and Sally

Sarah Brown

January 26, 2011

He will be missed....My thoughts are with you....Love, Sarah Brown

Larry Barber

January 26, 2011

We Will Miss You ...You Are in our thoughts and Prayers always...Love Larry and Jan