William Francis Barber
February 16, 1936 – December 28, 2011
Bill passed away after a long and very courageous battle with cancer. Bill was predeceased by his father, mother, sister and one brother, as well as his only son, William Jr. (May 2010).
Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Myrna; three daughters: Sandra (Joe) Short, Karen (Steve) Holmes and Ann (Vance) Brown; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; two brothers and many nieces and nephews.
Bill had a 22 year career in the Armed Forces. After retiring he became a Marine Mechanic and eventually opened his own business (Barbers Marine).
Bill will be forever missed by his family and friends. We send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr. Val Veerapen, the homecare nurses: Barb and Marlene, the respite caregivers and to the wonderful caring nursing staff of 3 north and 2 north at the Campbell River Hospital.
Those wishing to, may make a donation in Bill’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 55 St. Clair Avenue West. Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held on January 9th, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the upper Comox Legion, 1825 Comox Ave, Comox, BC.
Messages of condolence for the family may be left at
Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home