June 14, 1931 – April 24, 2011
Carol Barker, beloved wife of Marvin Barker of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011.
Besides her soulmate Marvin, Carol is survived by her loving children, Kevin and Gayle Barker, Joanne and David Lavalley, Beverly Barker and partner Sean; and by her much loved grandchildren, Jaclyn and Robert Barker and Andrew and Christopher Spanier. She is also survived by two sisters, Georgina (Albert) and Beverly; brother Robert (Liz); sisters-in-law, Edith, Doris, Helen, and Jean; and numerous nieces and nephews; also, by two cats, her nap buddy, “Mr. Big” and her ankle biting nemesis “Snicklefritz”.
Carol/Mom will always be remembered for her quick wit, sense of humour, her love for family and all the pets, furry and feathered friends that passed through her life. Mom and Dad loved to dance and watching them was magical. They glided around a dance floor as if they were one. It seemed that they were the only couple on the floor. Now, Mom can dance again.
She was predeceased by parents Jake and Stella Arnold; her sister Evelyn; and sister-in-law, Annette, parents-in-law Brooks and Bertha Barker; sister-in-law Anna; and brothers-in-law, Hank, Norm, Elmer, Cliff, and Ivor.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Carol’s honour directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca or to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca.
In living memory of Carol Barker, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences