Just in case some of you did not see this — from the Alan Barker Website
(Carleton Place Fire Dept.)
with 40 years service and
Carleton Place Hydro
with 19 years service.
Suddenly at home in Carleton Place, Ontario on Sunday, August 23, 2015, in his 78th year.
Beloved husband of Fran (nee Southwell) for 53 years. Dear father of Bill (Bev), Brent (Dawna) and Blair (Carolee). Loved grandpa and great-grandpa. Dear brother of Wilma Boughner (Richard). Predeceased by sisters Lois and Heather and brother Morley.
Family and friends may visit the family at the
Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place
on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday at 2 p.m.
Interment to follow at St. James Anglican Cemetery.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Ab taught me how to swim , fish, drive a boat , hunt and many other of lifes task. Ab wasn’t very big but if you ever saw him coming out of a burning house you would swear he was 7 feet tall !! Seventy eight years way to go Ab you beat the odds big time..–Ted Hurdis
What lovely memories Ted. He will certainly be missed. Condolences to the family
Joan thank you for commenting… a pillar of the community has left us
I worked many midnight Ambulance shifts with Ab, he could get in the backseat of any wrecked vehicle like a cat, great common sense…RIP
I hope Barker’s is packed on Wednesday–everyone needs to pay their respects.. to Ab and all of you.. There is a picture of a McIssac here..
Ab was a great friend and mentor in the Fire Service, in fishing, hunting and in life. I will miss my friend but he is having a well deserved rest….
When I saw Troy I was so proud… 6th generation? I owe my life to a fireman… I bow my head to all of them.