January 13, 2019
Norman Robert Barnett October 10, 1950 - January 13, 2019 Norman Barnett (Barney) passed away peacefully in his 68th year at Margaret Bahen Hospice on January 13, 2019, the victim of rapidly advancing lung cancer, diagnosed in December. Dear son and loving caregiver to Robert, inspirational brother to Ron and his spouse Barbara (Pearn), beloved uncle to Taylor, Sean and her husband Graham (Dalziel). He will also be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, many friends and neighbours in all of the places he has called home including Aurora, Newmarket, Toronto, Hamilton and Burlington. He was an intelligent, socially-responsible, gun-hating pacifist who cooked up a recipe of wit and kindness for everyone that he met. As a school bus driver, he was much-loved by his student-passengers. As an automotive parts driver, he serviced customers with typical candor and an infectious smile. As a passionate writer and as creative director at advertising agencies for over 30 years, he penned many successful marketing campaigns, slogans, editorials, humorous quips, Facebook posts and a thrilling adventure novel too. While he was alive, he was very grateful for the friendship and caring support of staff and volunteers at Margaret Bahen Hospice in Newmarket where he spent the last 5 weeks of his life. If he could, he would also thank his oncologist Doctor Alisha Kassam for her invaluable care and advocacy. Saddened by the loss of his mother Louise 14 years ago, he has joined her now in the afterlife, where the two of them exchange stories about the good old days, his chronic sloppiness and annoyingly impulsive behaviour. A celebration of life will take place in the coming months. In lieu of flowers, please consider a tribute donation to Margaret Bahen Hospice (https://www.myhospice.ca/support-my-hospice/) in Newmarket.
Norman Robert Barnett October 10, 1950 - January 13, 2019 Norman Barnett (Barney) passed away peacefully in his 68th year at Margaret Bahen Hospice on January 13, 2019, the victim of rapidly advancing lung cancer, diagnosed in December. Dear... View Obituary & Service Information
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Norman Robert Barnett
October 10, 1950 - January 13, 2019
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