BARKER, Grace E. J. (nee Oliver) - With heavy hearts we announce that Grace passed away peacefully on November 9, 2016 at the age of 90. She was grateful to spend her last days in her own home with her family and beloved dog, "Ruby".
Dear mother of Donna Adam (Bill) of Campbellford and Kier Barker of Cobourg.
Grandmother of Corrie (Peter) and Terry (Bernadette). Great grandmother of Anthony Donald and Nicholas.
Beloved wife of the late Donald Barker. Predeceased by her siblings Lawrence, Wallace, Lloyd, Ethel, Helen, William, Neil, George, Russell and Roberta.
A A lover of nature, books, history, dogs and people, she "touched" all who knew her. Grace was the author of "Badluck Bank Robbers" and "Timber Empire".
Following her wishes of cremation, a public Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Cobourg on Saturday, November 26th at 11 am. A private Graveside Ceremony will take place at Fenelon Falls where she will be interred with her late husband Donald.
Many thanks to Dr. Kelli Parks and her Paramed Palliative Team, as well as the Campbellford CCAS which allowed her to spend her last special days at her beloved home on the Trent Canal.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Grace's Memorial Bench Fund" (a steel Memory Bench at the river's edge of the Trent Canal in Campbellford) or to SickKids Hospital.