Obituary of Kenneth David Barber
Kenneth David Barber
July 1,1925-October 27,2020
Saying goodbye is never easy. Ken taught us that laughter is the best medicine and icecream can be eaten before dinner. He also taught us to joke and not take things so seriously, take turns and learn how to graciously lose at cards or pool. He was a great one for practical jokes and got a thrill out of scaring the kids coming out of the elevator many times! Family and spending time with Grandkids, Great Grandchildren Great Great Grandchildren was important to him. Up until a year and a half ago he was still driving and attending many family gatherings! He was a great one for funny faces and enjoyed creating funny snapchats with his Granddaughters. He loved playing cards and had regular games with close friends Claris, Keith, June and Gordon at Legion Manor. He was 95 years young and passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by love and memories of a life well lived. Our tall handsome, blue eyed gentleman will be dearly missed.
Kenneth David Barber was born to William John Barber and Christina Hardie in Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. His parents originated from London, England and Aolla, Scotland. Ken had many adventures in his 95 years! He was a gifted storyteller and told us of his many antics. He grew up on the farm and attended school at Edgely. He played baseball and hockey, even being picked up for games by senior teams in the area. Ken served as a Private in WWII in the Pacific with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1943-1946. He was the last living Veteran that was given land in the Montgomery area of Saskatoon and there is a monument there bearing his name.
Ken and Audrey Pomeroy were married at Qu’Appelle United Church on July 29, 1950. They raised children Carole, Lori, Bob, Glen and Bruce mostly in Saskatoon.
They were active members of St. David’s Trinity in Montgomery while their children were young.
Ken completed his Grade 12 and studied to become a plant operator for the City of Saskatoon. He worked at the City Waterworks until his retirement in 1990 after many years of service.
The family enjoyed many holidays, renting a cabin at Pike Lake, one long trip to B.C. and a trip to Niagara Falls. Dad had won a complete camp kit at bingo including a huge 6 man canvas tent. Ken and Audrey enjoyed a few holidays to Las Vegas and Hawaii.
The Family has grown to include 6 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandsons. Ken is predeceased by his parents John and Christina Barber, stepmom Kate Barber, his siblings George Barber, Joy McColl, and Don Barber. Ken joins wife and love of his life Audrey and sons Bob and Baby Bruce Barber in eternity.
Cherishing his memory are;
Carole Barber and her daughter Jeri (Steve Tyler) Barber, and son Doni (Carrie Lee Smith) Barber and his son Landon.
Lori Barber and her daughters Corinna (Clayton) Hamm and Tarisa (Kevin) Mulligan. Great Grandsons Cody Hamm (Kat), Carson Hamm and Great Granddaughter Caylee Hamm (Colton). Great Grandsons, Brandyn Brant (Shay Fournier), Taylor Mulligan, Great Great Grandsons Luke, A.J. and Jaxyn.
Glen (Jo-Anne) Barber and their children Robert (Jenna) Barber and Megan (Chris) Sullivan and their 2 daughters. Also remembering Ken with fondness are many friends and nieces and nephews including nephew Lloyd (Darlene) Reis.
The Family wishes to thank Oliver Lodge staff for the care and love they gave Dad/Grandpa in the last year and a half.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Kenneth
Barber 1925 2020..
Death notice for the town of: Saskatoon, Province: Saskatchewan