June 2, 1943 –
October 22, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Bill Barker. Bill was much loved by his family; daughters Heidi and Tracy (Carm), step-daughters, Sherri (Randy) and Ardy (Pete), sisters Linda (Bob), and Noreen. He leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Karlie, Shaelynn, Taylor, Brenden, Georgia, Jaiden, and Isaac; his niece Tracy, (Jack and Amelie) and nephew Randy (Claudia and Tomas).
Bill was predeceased by his mother Vivian and father Bim.
Bill was born in Edmonton, Alberta, June 2, 1943. Bill lived on the ranch at Ta Ta Creek as a boy; his adult years were spent in Kimberley and Cranbrook. Bill was an excellent horseman but most admired for his ability with heavy equipment. Bill loved to work and was about to get on a grader the day he became ill. Bill had many friends in his life who will no doubt miss his sense of humour and infectious laugh, his family certainly will.
On October 22, 2013, Bill rode his mustang into the sunset – he was so very loved and will be sorely missed. A celebration of his life will be held spring 2014 outdoors in Cranbrook, under the trees and in the fresh air where Billl loved to be. This will give his family and friends the opportunity to celebrate his spirit and heart. A special thank you from his family to all his wonderful friends. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the charity of choice.