Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

1 Green Acres Lane, Navin, MB


Audrey Frances Barnert

August 29, 1938June 15, 2020

Always in our Hearts

It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the death of Audrey Barnert on Monday, June 15, 2020 at her home, in the loving arms of her children.

Besides her husband Leonard, Audrey was predeceased by her father Vernon Frayer, stepmother Phyllis Frayer, mother Alma Bro, sister Shirley Radul and nephews Vern and Gerry.

Audrey will be lovingly remembered by her children Mike (Michelle), Kelly (Glen), and Doug (Christina). She will also be missed by her grandchildren Kalvin, Kyle and Samantha; her sister Rae (Ken) and many nieces and nephews.

Mom was born and raised in Winnipeg. In her younger years’ basketball was her passion and she acquired many awards and newspaper writeups spotlighting her talent. She played for and coached basketball during her years at St. Mary’s Academy.

After graduation Mom went on to work for Great West Life and then Trans Continental Air (now Air Canada).

In 1959 while drag racing down Portage Avenue Mom met Dad. We never could get a straight answer on who won the race but six months later they began their sixty-year marriage.

Mom wasn’t the type to take the back seat which led her to riding her own snowmobile and motorcycle alongside Dad. She was a true night owl and would use the hours when we were sleeping to wallpaper a room or sew a Halloween costume that was needed for the next day.

Even though she did not like cooking, she was always trying to feed everyone ensuring no one went hungry. She would routinely tell us, “I didn’t ask you to like it, I told you to eat it”. Thankfully she liked baking and her whipped shortbread cookies were amazing.

Mom had a love and respect for all animals and deeply mourned the loss of her dog Bear who was her faithful companion for 12 years. She was always helping us kids with our animals, looking after them when we went away or coming to check on them while we were at work.

Although she enjoyed traveling with Dad and spending the winters in Hawaii, she missed her children and would talk to them almost everyday. She loved history and was finally able to see the Tower of London with a surprise 75th birthday trip to London and Paris with her daughter.

The most important thing to Mom was her family. She was always supportive of her husband, fiercely protective of her children and a cheerleader for her grandchildren. Mom had just lost Dad in February and when she received her diagnosis just three and a half weeks ago, she said that she guessed Dad needed her.

Cremation has taken place and a private family internment will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

A Silent Tear

Just close your eyes and you will see

All the memories that you have of me

Just sit and relax and you will find

I’m really still there inside your mind

Don’t cry for me now I’m gone

For I am in the land of song

There is no pain, there is no fear

So dry away that silent tear

Don’t think of me in the dark and cold

For here I am, no longer old

I’m in that place that’s filled with love

Known to you all, as “up above”


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Audrey Frances Barnert

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Joan Brinkhurst (Barnett)

June 27, 2020

So sorry to read of Audrey’s passing....I went to school with Audrey. We had good times together. When I got married, she hosted a bridal shower for me. I am so sorry we lost touch with one another over the years. My sympathies to the family.

Joanne & Don Baran

June 25, 2020

Audrey was a fixture on our street and a force to be reconed with. We truly adored her and her candid banter when we chatted. I miss her ‘joke of the day’ sent via email and if ever I posted anything she’d swiftly send me the accurate account via Snopes! Our sincere condolences go out to rest of the family whom we’ve met (and sometimes worked with) over the years. She will truly be missed.
Joanne & Don Baran

Jodi Radul

June 20, 2020

My Aunty Audrey, I will always remember her smile and chuckle.
She enjoyed bingo with her big sister Shirley and I hope they are together again.

Wright & Edith Parker

June 20, 2020

We will miss your Mom & Dad very much.
Was great to meet them for lunch every month.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Sincerely, Wright & Edith