John (Jack) BARNES

John (Jack) BARNES


John (Jack) Emerson

John (Jack) Emerson of Rimbey formally of the Lacombe/ Clive district passed away on September 19, 2010 in Lacombe, Alberta at the age of 71 years. Jack was born on August 10, 1939 in Lacombe, Alberta. He was raised on a farm outside of Clive, Alberta. Growing up Jack was actively involved in Cadets, and for 2 years he traveled to Abbotsford, B.C for summer training. Jack’s dream was to be an RCMP, but because of the loss of his hand he could not fulfill that dream. Jack’s passion was hunting & guiding, taking hunters from abroad to Swan Hills and the West Country. In return Jack would go hunting with his newfound friends to the U.S. Jack first big job was running Cats and equipment for The County of Lacombe. At the theater Jack saw Gladys and said I am going to marry that girl. They were married on December 7, 1959 and have been married for the past 50 years. They lived in Stettler, AB and had 4 children. Jack worked selling automobiles, holiday trailers and farm equipment. Jack and his family moved in 1972 to the family farm where he worked pipelining and farming. They farmed for 17 years, regrettably moved off the farm and moved back to Stettler. From Stettler they moved in 1998 to Gull Lake where Jack worked in Rimbey, Alberta selling farm equipment until he retired in 2008. Jack enjoyed being a salesman, his customers, the people we worked with. Jack had many stories and loved to tell them and enjoyed a good joke from the people he talked to. Jack also enjoyed being with family, close friends, playing cards, camping and coffee time. Jack is survived by his loving wife Gladys; 4 children Kim (Greg) Felt of Peace River, Deborah (Dennis) Sorensen of Fort McMurray, Laurie (Kevin) Connolly of Red Deer and John Barnes of Rimbey, Alberta; also, part of the family like a daughter Bonnie (Tim) Ferrier of Saskatoon. Jack has 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 6 sisters and one brother; lots more family and close friends. Jack will be deeply missed, but forever in our hearts. He was predeceased by his parents Earl and Helen Barnes; brothers Bill, Alfred and baby boy Barnes. Funeral Service for the late John (Jack) Barnes will be held at the Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta on Thursday September 23, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Jack’s name to the Lacombe Palliative Care Suite or STARS.


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