Frank Douglas Barnard

Frank Douglas Barnard

We regret to announce the Passing of Frank Douglas Barnard at his home in Blind Bay on July 14, 2015 at the age of 92.  Frank passed peacefully in his sleep at 2:04 a.m.  Arrangements are through Bowers Funeral Service and in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.

Frank was born on October 22, 1922 in Chase.  He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Christine Barnard and his wife of 52 years, Muriel.  Frank’s father and grandfather were two of the original homesteaders settling in Blind bay in 1905.  He is survived by his son David, daughter-in- law Micheline Houle, four grandchildren, Brett, Sian, Kirsten, and Adrie, and by two great grandchildren, Jace and Kenzie.

Frank dedicated his life to work, his garden, his cats, and his family.  His passion was forestry, and in particular the regeneration of the forest land base.  His contributions in this field were not insignificant.  He will be missed by his community, his friends and his family.

A Celebration of Frank’s life was held at the Blind Bay Hall on Tuesday July 21, 2015.

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