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BARNETT, David William “Bill”

April 22, 1926 – May 11, 2012

David William “Bill” Barnett beloved husband of Sheila of Calgary, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the age of 86 years.

Bill was born in Leask, Saskatchewan, but lived most of his life in the city he loved, Calgary.

Bill’s greatest joy was spending time with Sheila, the love of his life. He loved his family deeply and especially enjoyed our regular Sunday night dinners together! Bill and Sheila were married in January, 1951, and enjoyed sixty-one and a half wonderful years together. Bill was a sergeant in the Air Force in WWII; after which he attended the University of Alberta, obtaining degrees in both geology and engineering. His many hobbies included gardening, sport shooting, hunting, wood working, playing cards with friends, skiing, reading history books especially about WWII, and long walks with Sam, his well-loved Labrador retriever. After Bill retired, he volunteered at Meals On Wheels for fifteen years and actively supported Sheila in all her volunteer and church activities.

Besides his loving wife Sheila, Bill is survived their three children and their spouses, Tom (Jayne) Barnett, Dan (Janice) Barnett and Jane (Doug) Easton; niece Sherral Clark; grandchildren, Nathan (Danielle), Matthew, Jillian (Bowen), Clare and Eve; and little Alexandra, their great-grandbaby.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends desire, memorial tributes can be made directly to Calgary Poppy Fund and Veteran’s Food Bank, 1, 4539 – 6 Street N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6 Telephone: 403-265-6304. A special thank you is extended to Dr. Elumir and the caring staff at McKenzie Care Centre.

In living memory of Bill Barnett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Pat and Patrice O'Brien :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Pat and Patrice

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  2. Lil & Joe Gelowitz :

    Sheila, Dan & Janice, Tom & Jayne, Jane & Doug.
    With our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father- “Pop” as you so affectionately called him . We are glad he”s coming back home– to St. Lukes for his final farewell.

    Thinking of you with sympathy.
    Lil & Joe Gelowitz

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  3. Gloria and Bill Kaufmann :

    Our deepest condolences and sympathy to Sheila and family. From one geologist to another , Bill………. you are no longer strata bound.
    Love Bill and Gloria Kaufmann

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  4. Paul, Jan, Haley and Riley :

    To all the Barnett Family,
    Praying for our loving God to watch over you and give you the strength, comfort and His peace at this time. Love The McInnis Clan

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  5. Linda and Steve Manwarren :

    Jane and Doug, He sounds like a very special man indeed; how blessed you all were to have him for so long and what a big hole he leaves in your hearts. May the memories of those Sunday dinners and all the other special times bring you comfort. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your extended family.

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  6. Jean Schulte :

    Dear Sheila and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

    My husband passed away 2 months ago and so I can share your heartbreak.

    Sincerely.

    Jean (Sargeamt) Schulte

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  7. Jill and Kelly and the Doran family :

    Dear Sheila and Barnett family:

    Our sympathies are with you all as you mourn the loss of Uncle Bill. We share comfort in knowing he is in a better place. He was a special person that with all his talents, was always willing to give his time to others. I will always remember him leading us all on Indian arrow head hunting adventures at the farm. He will be missed, but will continue to inspire.
    Yours sincerely,
    Jill and Kelly and the Doran family

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  8. frances ekvall :

    My condolences to Sheila and family
    God bless you all. He will rest in peace now Jane, I am thinking about you and I like the message you sent to the girlfriends. You are very wise
    Frances

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  9. Judy & Ivan Russell :

    Dan, Janice, Eve and extended Barnett family, we were deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Barnett’s passing. It was our pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet this fine gentleman a number of years ago. We would like to express our deep and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of one so very dear. May it be a comfort to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love & Prayers,

    Judy & Ivan Russell

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  10. Guy & Dianne Berndtsson :

    Sheila and Family
    My condolences to the family. Bill and I shared many experiences for some 30+ years in the oil industry. Dealing with a problem or exchanging advise was always on neutral ground, in Bill’s world that was over a good lunch spot of his chosing. Field trips were great and interesting and again a stop at a good eating spot.
    I will be recalling the memories of a good friend tomorrow as I am not able to attend his service.

    Guy

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  11. MaryAnn (crozier) Johnson :

    My condolences to Sheila and family. I want you to know my favorite memory of BILL was in about 1965 or 66 teaching me how to build a fire for brownies in Edmonton. I am sorry for your loss and hope that memory lets you know the impact on many lives that Bill has had. Hello to the whole family . Regards MaryAnn and Margie Crozier

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  12. Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI) :

    Sheila and family,

    We are sending our condolences to the family. We have such fond memories of you and David coming to ARBI for visits. He was always so interesting and such a fine gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Judy Stawnychko on behalf of all your friends at ARBI.

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  13. Barb and Ron Bichel :

    Tom, Jane and Family:

    Barb and I want to send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. I met Bill on several occasions and admired him for all his contributions he made to the oil patch and Calgary. He will be greatly missed. We are sorry that we could not be at his memorial service as we are presently in West Palm Beach Florida.

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  14. Honourable Nick Taylor :

    Rest in Peace my old classmate.
    You always were a class act
    God Bless

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