Bob was born to James and Hilda Barnes in Coronation, Alta. on June 11, 1936, the seventh child of the family of nine. He passed away on April 10, 2022 in the Red Deer Hospital at the age of 85.
Early years were spent with 4-H Grain & Forage and Beef Clubs and the Hardisty Gymkana Club.
He started working with Mel Lamb hauling gravel and continued with brother Reg for Barnes Trucking.
Bob was always active with the community at Brownfield and Coronation; the Brownfield Hall Board, Brownfield Curling Club, Burma Park, Coronation Fair and Coronation Rodeo.
Many winters were spent snowmobiling with friends and neighbours, playing cards and travelling.
His passion was the love of his Belgian horses, attending parades, and sleigh and wagon rides for family and friends.
Bob and Doreen lived on the farm at Brownfield until moving to Tees, Alta. in 1985.
They enjoyed the Tees community with the Pacers and Tees Rodeo. While at Tees Bob started trucking again hauling many bales.
They settled into Stettler after selling the farm in 2013 and moved to Willow Creek Lodge in 2019.
Bob is survived by his wife Doreen of 64 years; daughters Lorna (Alister) McKenzie and Barbara Barnes; grandchildren: Scott (Cara) McKenzie, Colin (Kristi) McKenzie, Alana McKenzie and Brandon (Paige) Barnes; great-granddaughters: Holly, Callie and Lacey McKenzie; sisters Sadie Caseley and Dorothy Noad; sister-in-law Rose Barnes; brothers-in-law Bob (Alberta) Vigen and Phil Checkel; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
Bob was predeceased by two infant sons and daughter Janet Barnes; sisters: Evelyn Vopni, Louise (Bud) Wakefield, Marion (Hugh) McLarty; brothers: Reg, Bill, Ron (Annette) Barnes and sister-in-law Betty Checkel.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Red Deer ICU, Stettler Hospital and Willow Creek Lodge for all of their care and compassion.
A come and go social will be held in remembrance of Bob Barnes on Sat. April 16, 2022 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Stettler Community Hall, Stettler, Alta.
Donations in memory are gratefully accepted to S.T.A.R.S. or a charity of the donor’s choice. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium are entrusted with the care and arrangements, 403-742-3422.