May 21, 1959 – March 15, 2107
Dwayne was born in Galahad, Ab. on May 21, 1959. He was the first son of Rose and Bill Barnes and brother to older sisters Darlene and Christine. He later became a big brother to Dianne, Bruce and Lorraine.
The family grew up east of Alliance at Battle Bend. In 1986, he married Yvonne Dykstra and moved north of Brownfield to Sunnyslope Farm. It was there they raised their children; Breanne, Chas and Bettina.
Dwayne was very active in 4-H all of his life. He enjoyed being a part of the community and served on the Brownfield Rec Board for many years.
His passions were anything farm related, visits from friends, family, trail-rides, Hardisty Rodeo Weekend, the Toronto Maple Leafs and curling.
He spent many hours in the shop or at the kitchen table trying to fix things that he refused to replace.
Dwayne and Yvonne enjoyed wonderful trips with family and friends, but his most treasured times away from the farm were his horseback trips to the mountains.
Dwayne passed away peacefully at the Coronation Hospital on March 15, in the arms of Yvonne and their children.
Dwayne will be lovingly missed and remembered by his wife Yvonne, and their kids, Breanne (Max) and their daughter Collins; Chas (Kally); Bettina; as well as many family and friends.
A Memorial Service for Dwayne was held on Sat. March 18, 2017 at the Brownfield Rec Centre, Brownfield, Ab. at 1 p.m.
Michele Copan (special friend of the family) was the Mistress of Ceremonies.
Dwayne’s daughters, Breanne and Bettina gave a loving tribute in honour of their dad.
A special recorded song and video “I Believe in You” was played during the service.
The memorial ended with Lorraine Davidson (sister of Dwayne) reading “The Farmers Creed”.
A luncheon was held at the Rec Centre which was prepared and served by the Brownfield Community.
As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Dwayne, memorial contributions may be made to the Brownfield Rec Centre, Box 56, Brownfield, AB, T0C 0R0.
Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.578.2928
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca.
Card of Thanks
The Barnes family is so grateful for all of our friends, relatives and the community who gave us constant support and love during Dwayne’s illness.
This overwhelming generosity continued after Dwayne’s passing with an abundance of food, flowers, donations and helping hands whenever needed.
With heartfelt thanks,
Yvonne, Breanne, Max, Collins, Chas, Kally, and Bettina