At Woodstock Hospital on Saturday, April 21, 2012, It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jack Barnes on April 21, 2012 after a long illness. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he died at the Woodstock General Hospital with family at his bedside. Jack was admired as an excellent gardener, woodworker and all round do-it yourselfer who could do anything he put his mind to. He managed Woodstock’s first Tim Horton’s from 1970 until he retired in 1986. A strong and hard working man, Jack also had a silly sense of humour that provided us with lots of laughs over the years and an ongoing generosity that helped us out many times. Just days before he died at age 80, Jack said there were three things he wanted: a flapper pie, a game of cards and to go home. Jack was born in Woodstock, Ont. on September 10, 1931 to Amy (1995) and Fred (1961), and was one of eight siblings: Opal Cannon, Mona Anderson (1998), June Newport, Ken Barnes (2001), Bob (Barb) Barnes, Tommy Barnes (2007) and Hazel Boyce. In 1951, Jack married Pat, the love of his life, and they celebrated their 60th anniversary together with family last fall. Jack is dearly missed by his wife Patricia (Mattatall); his children: Sonya Felix (Alan) McEwen of St. Catharines, Andie (Glenn) Lennox of Kitchener, Kevin of London, Cheryl (Jim) Lundrigan of Woodstock, Brenda (Frank) Konigshofer of Woodstock, Darryl (Scott Hunter) of Toronto, Lisa (Calvin) Horner of Woodstock, and Eric (Bernice) of London; his grandchildren: Micah, Chloe, Joshua, Monica, Aron, Adam, Chad, Justin, Tricia, Kalie, Jake, Carson and Abby; and his eight great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by brothers and sisters of marriage: Ed and Flo Mattatall of Hamilton, and Novita Barnes of Peterborough. Many thanks to the patient and caring nursing staff at Woodstock General Hospital who looked after Jack during his final days. Cremation was followed by a private family gathering to commemorate his life. If desired, memorial donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Smith-LeRoy Funeral Home, Woodstock, (519) 537-3611. Personal condolences may also be sent at www.smithleroy.com

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