Jeanne Leonie Barnes


1928 – 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce that

Jeanne Leonie Barnes passed away peacefully at

Kelowna General Hospital on August 16, 2012 at the

age of 84. Jeanne will be lovingly remembered by her

four children, Vernon (Helene), Lorraine (Charlie), Carolyn (Barry), and Reg, and grandchildren Angela, Jeremy and Teresa (Alec), and a grandchild, Haley. Jeanne was born

on a farm near Carbon Alberta, on February 21, 1928. She was the oldest of 10 children, and spent much of her early life on the farm nurturing them. She married John Anthony Barnes on June 7, 1949 in Calgary, Alberta. Jeanne worked at various jobs, such as nursing, while raising her family until she and John retired to Kelowna. There she became an

avid gardener, enjoying the plentiful Okanagan produce.

She enjoyed traveling and took many trips exploring North America, the Caribbean, and New Zealand where she

visited her sister Teresa. Jeanne loved to paint, make

crafts, play the fiddle and mandolin, and sang in the choir. She enjoyed many friends and family who came to visit in her home in Kelowna, where she lived for the past 36 years of her life. Prayer Services will be held at St. Mary’s

Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219 – 18 Avenue SW, at 11:00 a.m. Calgary Alberta ,

Saturday, August 25, 2012. Following the Mass, interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 3304 Erlton St. SW. Her family greatly appreciates the love and support of any

of you who can attend the celebration of her life.

If you cannot attend, we ask your presence

in thought and prayer.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna and South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium.

Telephone: 403-297-0711

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