Peacefully passed away Thursday morning, June 14, 2012 at Health Sciences North in his 79th year. Beloved son of Ray J. and Doris (nee Chislett) Barnard, both predeceased. Loving husband of Flora (nee Moore); Loving father of Drew (wife Kathy) of Vancouver, B.C. and Dr. Barbara Barnard (husband Ken Williams) of London, Ontario. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Miriam, Elisha, Conner and Emma. Dear brother of Alan (wife Cleo) of Sudbury, Joy Barr (husband David) of Ithaca, New York; Predeceased by his sister Barbara Jean in 1952; dear brother-in-law of Patricia McDonald, Kim Rheault and Helen Moore; Predeceased by sisters-in-law Beaulah Whidden, Colleen Jordan and brother-in-law Harold Moore. Bob was born in Peterborough, raised in Sudbury, and married the former Flora Moore in 1958. He graduated from Western University in 1956 with a Business Administration Honours degree and in 1958 from University of Toronto, Banting Institute, Canadian School of Embalming. Bob was a Funeral Director with the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home retiring in 1984 following the sale of the family business. He was Past President of the North Eastern Funeral Service, Past President of the Ontario Funeral Service Association and Past President of the Canadian Funeral Service Association, as well as, Past President of the Sudbury Shrine Club. Bob served in various capacities over many years with St-Andrew’s United Church and was the treasurer of St-Andrew’s Place Board of Directors for over 35 years. He was a former football referee and referee-in-chief with the North Eastern Ontario Football Association. Bob valued his community service to others: there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 17th at 3 p.m. in St-Andrew’s United Church, Larch Street Sudbury. A private interment will take place in the family plot in Parklawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts to a charity of your choice (cheques only) will be greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

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