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Raymond  Barnden

Raymond Thomas "'Joe'" Barnden

Tuesday, September 20th, 1938 - Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Obituary

BARNDEN, Raymond Thomas “Joe”
Joe passed away peacefully at Arbour Heights, on September 7, 2019. Joe, beloved husband of Donna (nee Stevens) for 57 years. Loving father to Kelly Paquin, Marnie Brooks and Tom (Andrea), grandfather to Brooke George (Tyler), David Bowes (Terri-Lynn), Georgia Brooks, Jayna and Sydney Barnden, and great-grandfather to Lennox and Bo George and Tyson Bowes. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Hazel and brother Ron (Marjorie).

Joe and Donna raised their family primarily in Sydenham, Ontario with a year in Western Australia and eventually moved to their home on the lake where they have lived since 1987. A graduate of Sydenham High School, Peterborough Teacher’s College and Queen’s University - Bachelor of Arts, he was an elementary school teacher and Vice Principal in the Frontenac County Board of Education for over 24 years. After retiring from teaching, Joe and Donna bought a Petro Canada station in Harrowsmith called Barney’s, all while growing a bustling Amway business both in Canada and Australia.

Anyone that knew Joe knows of his love of music. He played several instruments including banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin and spent the last several years playing and singing with the Piccadilly Pickers.

Joe had a strong faith that began as a young man when he was a choir boy at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Sydenham. He was a beacon of light with a twinkle in his eyes. He passed with a smile on his sweet face as he went to meet his brother and parents in heaven.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul's Anglican Church
    Address
    4336 Mill Street
    SYDENHAM, ON
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    A Celebration of Life to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #496 in Sydenham.
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  • Reception

    Location
    Royal Canadian Legion Branch #496
    Address
    4361 Amelia Street
    SYDENHAM, ON
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Joan Shepherd

Posted at 08:21am
Joe, was the kind of person anyone would be glad to have as a "Best Friend", wish we could have met many years sooner, music would have been much more enjoyable because of his positive, helpful presence. Joe was one of the first to attend our music jam at 2nd Depot Lake, eventually becoming the Bedford Jam, 12 years later. Joe was also an important musician in our Piccadilly Pickers group along with Judy Albertson-Murphy, Homer Card, Ron Mack, al Hannah & myself, who together performed at numerous retirement homes for years in our area. He will be forever missed. Roy Shepherd
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