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.Print This Obituary & Condolences