James (Jim) Barton – The Massey tractor stands quiet as Jim Barton of Atwood has taken his final drive, passing away at Listowel Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family on May 18, 2013 at the age of 87. Jim was a passive man who loved to tinker in his shop rebuilding cars, tractors, and making anything old new again. He enjoyed spending time with family and special great grandchildren at the Point Clarke cottage telling long stories of past times.
Beloved husband of Dorothy (Johnson) Barton whom he married in 1949. Loving father of Elizabeth Long of RR1 Elmwood and Lois Robertson of Atwood. Special gramps of Shelley Long, Kelly Robertson and Kevin Jackson, Tim Robertson and Carla Shaw. Very special papa of Brody and Sophie Jackson. Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Elaine Carson of Listowel and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Predeceased by his parents Sam and Susan (Torrance) Barton, his sons-in-law Bob Robertson and Murray Long, sisters-in-law Marguerite and husband Elgin Wilson, Ruth and husband Clayton Johnston and brother-in-law Albert Carson.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Brenneman Funeral Home, 141 John Street, Atwood (519-356-2382), on Monday May 20, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday May 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Ruth Long and Rev. Andrew Thompson officiating. Interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital or a charity of one’s choice appreciated by the family. www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca