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BARKLEY – Robert “Bruce”

June 16, 1926 – February 23, 2011

Bruce Barkley, beloved husband for fifty-four years of Lois Barkley of Cochrane, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at the age of 84 years.

Bruce was born in Calgary, raised in Springbank and moved to the Cochrane district in 1958 and farmed there the rest of his life.

Bruce is survived by his loving wife Lois (nee Toone), three daughters Jill Springate, Myrna Barkley (Tony Amaro) and Lori Barkley (Tom Babott), grandchildren Christopher (Janice) Dougherty, Toni (Hung) Quang, Kelsey Springate, Leah Springate, Alex Amaro, Tamara Amaro and Makalu Babott, great granddaughters Elijah, Hayden and Miricah Quang, sister-in-law Joyce Barkley.

He was predeceased by his brother Bernard Barkley and sister Carmen Cook

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB), on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may me made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Bruce Barkley, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Sheila and Ted Burger :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a good friend of ours and a good man You did a fantastic job of looking after him Lois.

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  2. Karen Crawford and Dick Perks :

    To all the Barkley family with special prayers for Myrna, Tony, Hung and Toni and families, on the passing of their father, grandfather, and great grand-father – May you cherish moments of times shared as Bruce’s story lives on in each of you.
    Sincerely, Karen Crawford and Dick Perks

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  3. Pauline & Hugh McGregor :

    Lois we were so saddened when we heard of your loss. You can take comfort in the fact that you took wonderful care of him up until the end. Our love and thoughts are with you and all your family.

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  4. Fred and Betty Callaway :

    Lois and your family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Bruce. Our families go back many many years to the Brushy Ridge/Springbank farming community in the 1940’s, and I remember Bruce as a teenager when Bernard and I were real youngsters. It’s so sad when “era’s” end but life goes on and we wish you and your family all the best in the future…..Fred and Betty Callaway

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  5. Heather Cameron and Chris and Liam Brett :

    To all of the Barkley Family and especially our wonderful friends Lori, Tom and Makalu… you are in our thoughts at this time and we love you very much. Heather, Chris and Liam

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  6. Darren and Tanis Lane :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. Bruce and Sue Gilbert :

    Lois and family-
    We were very sorry to hear that Bruce had passed away. Please accept our most sincere condolences. He was a good neighbor and a treasured part of out lives in the Cochrane area.

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  8. Robin Wenzel (Jamieson) :

    Dear Lois and Family,

    “May those beautiful yesterdays help to ease the sadness of today”. Although we don’t know each other very well, being a distance 2nd cousin reading Bruce Barkley’s name in the paper today, brought back fond memories from my childhood, and remembering seeing Bruce at my mothers (Oleta) memorial, and just knowing he was a Barkley brought me comfort then. Sending you Sympathy and Wishing you Comfort. Robin

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  9. Susan and Gordon Smith :

    Lois and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  10. Susan and Gordon Smith :

    Lois and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you mourn the loss of your loved one.

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  11. George and Pat Toone :

    Dear Lois and Families,
    We extend you our Sympathy for Bruces’ passing. We were going to come down for the service but decided the roads were too bad. Our thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely George and Pat

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  12. Gus and Rhonda Hodgson :

    to Lois and Family, very sorry to read of Bruce’s passing. It was a pleasure and honour to sell our calves to you in the fall and will always remember stopping in for a visit. Take care.

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  13. Barb (Britton) Jorgensen :

    Lois & Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bruce will be missed by all that knew him.
    Grant & Barb Jorgensen & family

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  14. Dale Britton :

    Dear Lois and Family
    We were saddened to hear of Bruce’s passing and I treasure the fond memories I have of hours spent together working with Bruce. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Dale & Linda Britton and Family

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  15. Faye & Kenzie MacLeod :

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts go to you Lois, your girls and families.

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