Fernand Charles Maurice “Fern” Barre

    • Fernand Charles Maurice “Fern” Barre
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    We regret to advise of the death of Fernand Charles Maurice “Fern” Barre in North Vancouver, BC on 8 February 2017 just short of his 101st birthday.

    Fern was born in 1916 on the family farm between Duck Lake and Rosthern, SK. Moving with his parents and siblings to Chilliwack, BC in 1936, he worked there on farms, in North Vancouver as a finishing carpenter at Burrard Shipyards, then as an industrial arts instructor on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He volunteered for service in WWII as a Royal Canadian Engineer and served overseas in England before seeing action in France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

    Upon his discharge from the army in 1945, Fern started his own business as a building contractor. He moved his family to Courtenay, then Ladysmith, later settling in Nanaimo where he lived for over 40 years before his final move back to North Vancouver in 2007.  

    Interment with his recently-deceased wife, Mary, will be held on 19 May 2017, at 3:00 pm, at First Memorial Garden, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. Condolences may be left on-line. {khMay2017}[zsd, zsp]