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BARR, Arnold James

September 26, 1929 – October 30, 2011

Arnold Barr beloved husband of Josephine Barr of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the age of 82 years.

Arnold was born on September 26, 1929 in Pincher Creek, AB to Stanley and Vera Barr. He grew up on the family farm in the Summerview District north east of Pincher Creek on the Oldman River. He attended public school at Summerview and Pincher Creek High School. In July 1947 the farm was sold. In August the family moved to Kelowna. In the fall Arnold worked in the Packing House handling the fall crop of apples. In 1948 he attended Herberts Business College and then was employed at Victory Motors GM Dealership. On August 22, 1953 Arnold married Josephine Jantz. In 1956 they moved to Calgary when he joined the Investors Group. In 1971 he changed occupations back to the automobile industry and was with Jack Carter Chev Olds for over 25 years. He retired on July 31, 1997.

Arnold was a member of the Kinsmen Club where he was very active, serving on several committees and the executive. He also served on the T.B. Association (now known as Alberta Lung Association). He has been active in golf and curling and was a past member of the Pinebrook golf Club. Currently he was a member of the K40 club and the Calgary Oldtimers Curling Club.

Besides his loving wife Josephine, Arnold is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law Blair and Jan and Darryl and Patti; grandchildren Jenna Karpoff (Adam), Kimberley, Brittany, Kevin and Rebecca; and sister Dorothy Ellis. He was predeceased by his brother Allister.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1. Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca .

In living memory of Arnold Barr, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. It was with sadness that I learned of Arnold’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

    Doug Anderson.

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  2. Bob and Debbie Outhwaite :

    Our thoughts and prayers reach out to the Barr family. Our families have been friends for many years and have shared the good times and the sad times. We have all been touched by Alzheimers and we mourn with you. Arnold will be missed by all, we take comfort knowing he will join friends on the next leg of his journey..

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  3. Barry & Jan Dane :

    Jo,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Arnold. As neighbours for almost 20 years we’ll always remember our “across the road” chats when shovelling yet another snowfall and other conversations and friendship throug the years.

    We know Arnold wasn’t home for his final months and know he was well looked-after.

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Jan and Barry Dane
    4252 Gloucester Drive.

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  4. Dear Josephine
    I was so sorry to read about Arnold’s passing. You had a good life together and I know you will miss him. Draw strength and support from your friends. You have many and they will be willing to help you. I can include myself in that group. Sincerely, Ruth.

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  5. Ron & Denise Anderson :

    Josephine, we were sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing and our hearts and thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely, Ron & Denise Anderson

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  6. Jim and Rhonda O'Rourke :

    Patti, Darryl, Jenna, Adam and Brittany,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We would have liked to attend the memorial service but unfortunately we have a funeral in Olds at the same time.

    Sincerely,
    Rhonda and Jim

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  7. Blair,
    Sorry to hear about your Dad. Our thoughts are with you and all the family.
    Take care,
    Mike & Monica

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  8. Bill & Darlene Wilkie :

    Sorry to hear about Arnolds passing. He was always a great mentor to me and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bill and Darlene Wilkie

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