Jean McNeill Barnes (nee Anderson)
Date de décès : 3 juillet 2012
(formerly of Heart's Content, NL and St. John's, NL). Passed peacefully away in the presence of family members at Meaford Hospital, ON, on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, in her 94th year. Predeceased by parents Dr. Arthur and Clara (Wood) Anderson, husband Hugh Barnes, infant son Derek, sister Eleanor Bonfield (William), and brothers William (Mabel), Ralph (Clara), George (Pearl) and Alastair (known as 'Mac'). Left with many happy memories are daughter Pam Solursh in Meaford, ON; son David (Cynthia) in Ottawa; granddaughter Cathy Gratto (Shaun) in Toronto; grandsons: David Solursh (Michelle Ward) in Meaford and Anthony Barnes in Ottawa; great-granddaughter Indica Gratto in Toronto; great-grandsons: Kale and Desmond Solursh in Meaford; nieces: Eileen Bonfield, Peg Hoddinott (Jim) and Pat Van Norden (Stan); nephew Jim Anderson; special friends Ruby and Anthony Kocurko, and a wide circle of nieces, nephews and friends. Jean taught Sunday School at St. Thomas' Anglican Church, St. John's, served as organist and choir director at St. Augustine's Anglican Church, St. John's, and was an active member of the parish at the Anglican Cathedral, St. John's. She was also a dedicated volunteer at food banks in St. John's and Toronto. Jean was the founder and operator (1963 - 1982) of Jack and Jill Nursery and Kindergarten. Always fond of good music, she was a proud member of the St. John's Glee Club and the Memorial University Extension Choir. Following her move to Toronto in 1997, Jean continued to lead an active life, attending church regularly and participating in various programs at the North York Seniors' Centre. She was also happy to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many thanks to the staff of the Errinrung Nursing Home in Thornbury, ON for their loving care of Jean. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home in Meaford from 10:00 am. to 12:00 pm. on Saturday, July 7th, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm. at Christ Church, Meaford. A second memorial service followed by inurnment will be held in St. John's on a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the local Humane Society.