It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald Leroy “Jerry” Barnes announces his passing, peacefully in his sleep on Monday, February 6, 2012, at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Beloved and lifelong husband of the late Joan (nee Miller). Cherished father of Julie Fleming (Scot). Will be forever missed by his sisters Vivian, Dorothy and Geraldine and by his brothers Raymond (Doris), Don (Rhoda), Ron (Jackie), Bob (Karen) and Terry (Francis). Loved grandfather of Darin (Vicki), Troy (Pam) and Rick (Bonnie). Will be sadly missed by his 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his youngest brother Wayne. Jerry was a longtime member of Local 663 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union. Jerry was a snow bird and enjoyed spending his time in Del Rio, Texas. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, ON, with Rev. Carol Ferguson officiating. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/obits.php?id=2163

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