Clifford James (Jim) Barnett
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Clifford James “Jim” Barnett, on November 19, 2019 at the Kingston General Hospital at the age of 83 years old.
Jim was born in Toronto on June 18, 1936, the son of the late Clifford and Ruth Barnett. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years Dorothy Barnett. Jim leaves behind his long-time partner Della Atwood, and his three children Reid (Connie), Daryl (Natalie), and Leanne (Raymond). Known as Grandpa or Papa Jim, he adored his nine grandchildren, Katrina, Campbell, Corinne, Quinn, Kelly, Trevor, Kayla, Brayden and Kyle, and was very proud of them. Jim was the eldest brother to the late Leslie (Liz), Louise (Lisle dec), Russell (Paula), Linda (Paul dec), Terry (Becky), and had numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Jim was active in the Anglican Church where is was a lay reader and warden at the St. James Church (Parham) and formerly at St. Mary’s Church (Montreal) and St. Margaret in the Pines (Scarborough).
After a 38 year career at CNR in Toronto and Montreal, Jim retired to his cottage which he built on Elbow Lake, Parham, Ontario where he lived life to the fullest with his friends Jim (dec) and Shirl Worley and daughters Karen (Scott), Lisa (Kevin) and their families. Each winter Jim liked to spend his winters in North Fort Myers at his Florida residence where he was active in the retirement community.
Jim believed strongly in being active in the community where he held leadership roles in the Kiwanis Club, ran a football league in Scarborough, was active in the Canadian Legion, Liberal Party, and the Church. He enjoyed travelling and had numerous hobbies such as fishing, bowling, and square dancing.
A service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Parham Ontario on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 1pm. Visitation will be held on Friday November 22, 2019 from 2-4 and also from 7-9 pm at the Goodfellow’s Funeral Home in Parham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Fund St. James Anglican Church, Parham.
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St James Anglican Church
Box 26 1026 Elizabeth St, Sharbot Lake ON K0H2P0