Keith Hubert Barker

    • Keith Hubert Barker
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-52

    We regret to advise of the death of Keith Hubert Barker peacefully on 11 April 2015 in Carman, MB two months short of his 90th birthday.

    Keith was born in Weyburn, SK and moved with his family, first to Talmage, SK and then to Oakville, MB where he finished high school.  He was a Second World War veteran who joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1944 and served until the end of the war.  After demobilization, he went into farming as a farm helper.  In 1948 he started his own farm in the Elm River District south-west of Oakville which he worked until 1990 when he retired to Carman and lived until his death.  

    Keith was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 318 in Carman.  He was involved in the Carman Mennonite church as well as several other community activities.  He was a creative carpenter, loved working with wood and enjoyed attending craft sales with his many creations.  

    A public memorial service will be held on 20 April 2015 at the Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church.  Private family burial services will precede the memorial service.  Donations may be made to The Gideons International. {dcFeb2017gd}[zsd, zsp]