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William “Bill” Barker

Posted By Obits On January 17, 2019 @ 4:03 pm In Obituaries | 34 Comments

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of William Robert Joseph Barker on January 16th 2019 with family by his side. Bill passed away peacefully at the Kirkland & District Hospital.

Predeceased by his father Gordon Barker and his mother Georgianne Barker. Bill will lovingly be remembered by his daughters Sherry Barker, Kim Bourgeois (Nelson) and wife Joyce Barker; his siblings Doug Barker, Rick Barker (Laura), Darlene Graham (Mark) and Jamie Barker (Cheryl). Bill will also be greatly missed by his grandaughter Makennah Barker who loved her Papa very much, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will welcome friends to a celebration of life at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 293 (31 Market St, Larder Lake) on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at 3 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Teck Pioneer Residence (145 A Government Road East, Kirkland Lake, P2N 3P4).

Condolences for the family of “William “Bill” Barker”

Condolence from Carisse family on January 17th, 2019 4:17 pm

Rick. . So sorry for the loss of your brother. I well know what it feels like to lose a sibling too soon. Please know.. your old KL friends are thinking of you.. and send peace, and comortgage to you and yiur family. Donna

Condolence from Jenifer Simpson on January 17th, 2019 4:25 pm

Am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I will always have a reminder my cat Scamp, he captured him for me at Fork Lake almost 13 tears ago. RIP Bill. ❤️

Condolence from Lauri Lambert on January 17th, 2019 4:34 pm

Deepest condolences to Bill’s family and friends.

Condolence from Cathy Perkins on January 17th, 2019 4:37 pm

So sorry for family n friends

Condolence from victor kowbassa on January 17th, 2019 5:20 pm

I am very sorry to hear about Bill , too all the family my condolences , very saddening

Condolence from Debbie and Aime Morrissette on January 17th, 2019 5:21 pm

So sorry for your loss our condolences to all of you.

Condolence from Laura & Ron on January 17th, 2019 6:05 pm

Our deepest condolences to the Barker family.

Condolence from Micheline Guertin on January 17th, 2019 6:41 pm

Dear Rick and families, sending our sincere condolences. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Mitch and Paul

Condolence from Lisa Brown Valliere on January 17th, 2019 7:06 pm

Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Stan and Barb Galda on January 17th, 2019 7:40 pm

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Memories of Bill and Joyce at Fork Lake are always in our minds, where Joyce feeding bears on the restaurant deck was a sight to behold.

Condolence from Donat and Raymonde Bourgeois on January 17th, 2019 8:08 pm

To the Barker family. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a dear member of the family. We all look forward to a time that “God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more.” Rev.21:4 So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Rich and Cindy Gusky on January 17th, 2019 8:57 pm

Barker family. Rich and I wish you all prayers and love in your loss. Beautiful and caring man. ????????

Rich and Cindy Gusky
Whitehouse, Ohio

Condolence from Carol Jancar on January 17th, 2019 9:01 pm

Butch will be missed by a lot of people. He always had a smile on his face and loved life. We enjoyed the times that we had spent together with our families.

Be at peace with your parents and Uncle Don and Aunt Francis. They will have greeted you with open arms.

Love Carol and John Jancar. ❤️????

Condolence from Rickey vachon on January 17th, 2019 9:26 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Bill. My thoughts are with the family I’ve known you’s all for a long time. Bill was a good friend we’ve had some good times and great memories . And all of it. He will be missed

Condolence from Merdy and Billie-Jean Armstrong. on January 17th, 2019 10:17 pm

Bill. It was great knowing you for the time. You were always respectful of others. The last time I saw you we had a great conversation of our families. You always were a family man. I’m glad I got to meet you over the years.

Rest now partner. Merdy A.

Condolence from Darren “Hairy” Phillips on January 17th, 2019 11:29 pm

My deepest condolences to all the family. Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Sharon Hetu on January 17th, 2019 11:40 pm

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers for you

Condolence from MARCEL CHARBONNEAU on January 18th, 2019 3:09 am

My Condolence”s to his lovely wife Joyce Barker and his daughters Sherry Barker, Kim Bourgeois (Nelson) who he loved very much. I got to know Bill when he was a Police officer with the O.P.P. out of Kirkland Lake Detachment. He was a good Police Officer especially for us teens back then he really knew how to get through to the younger crowd. He was a good and understanding person to me and many more. Then worked with him at the mine for a bit. Loss touch with him for awhile then i was told that Bill and Joyce had purchased the Fork Lake Resort. So then we got to spend some more time together. Bill you were a very decent and helpful friend in my life. You will always be remembered. You helped me out in my younger years and I will always appreciate you for that. R.I.P. my friend and mentor…

Condolence from Mark Jensen on January 18th, 2019 6:15 am

Sincere condolences to the family of Bill Barker. Good memories of fishing with Bill in his later years. R.I.P.

Condolence from Eileen Good on January 18th, 2019 10:47 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences to the family. R I P Bill.

Condolence from Maurice Poirier on January 18th, 2019 2:18 pm

My sincere condolences to the Barker family on Butch’s passing! May he now Rest in Peace ????

Condolence from Mike Hogan on January 18th, 2019 2:19 pm

Sorry to hear of an old friend and bear hunter passing. I enjoyed many a good time with Bill around our bear camp at Larder Lake Campground and shared good meals cooked by Sherry with the bow hunters from Michigan. I wish the best to Sherry and daughters. May Bill Rest In Peace!

Condolence from Sherry on January 18th, 2019 8:51 pm

Thank you Mike. It’s hard to believe he’s gone but he is finally at peace. I will pass along condolences to everyone. Sherry

Condolence from Mike Hogan on January 18th, 2019 2:23 pm

Sorry Joyce, I meant meals cooked by you with help from Sherry.

Condolence from Denise Grenier on January 18th, 2019 5:00 pm

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to Joyce and the girls and my extended family, so sorry for our loss, I have not seen Bill my second cousin for years but I do remember babysitting for him and Joyce when I was growing up in Larder Lake. He was also a good officer and a proud one. I’m sure he will be greatly missed, R.I.P cousin Love Always Denise Grenier.

Condolence from Linda Jarv on January 18th, 2019 9:16 pm

So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing Rick. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Linda& Jaak Järv .

Condolence from Judy Delisle on January 18th, 2019 9:57 pm

My condolences to Joyce and family

Condolence from Frankie on January 19th, 2019 7:46 am

So sad to hear of Bill’s passing Hoping that the wonderful memories and happiness you have shared over the years will bring you some comfort at this time

Condolence from Barb. and Jack on January 19th, 2019 10:45 am

We are sorry to hear about Bill . Our sincere condolences to the Barker family . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times . Bill may you RIP !

Condolence from Cathy and John Wendorf on January 19th, 2019 4:47 pm

To The Barker Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Brian and Gale Hamilton on January 22nd, 2019 1:26 pm

We are very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was always pleasant to see and talk with and will be missed by many. Our condolences to the Barker family ( who were always great favourites of mine ) and his many friends.

Condolence from Suzanne Jargiello on January 25th, 2019 9:02 am

To the Barker family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you …so sorry for your lost ..????

Condolence from SCOTT ANSPAUGH on January 30th, 2019 8:48 pm

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. It seems like just yesterday when I first met Bill and Joyce and their two precious daughters. I had many years of adventure and friendship. I’m sure he’s up there setting in camp by the fire with a smile on his face waiting for all of us to show up.

Condolence from Richard on May 8th, 2019 7:10 am

Just wanted to thank everyone for the kind words and love to my brother and our family. Bill …. “Butch” is at peace now, free of pain but I know from our conversations while he was with us, he cherished every one of your friendships. Thanks again …….. Rick Barker

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