Obituary of John BARNES

John Gordon Barnes, “Jack”, long time resident of Victoria BC, passed away suddenly in the emergency department at Victoria General Hospital, on September 10, 2018.

Jack was born July 1, 1963 in Belleville, ON to John “Jack”  & Gwendolyn “Sandy” Barnes. Jack moved to the island as a child with his parents and sister Cindy. He lived in Victoria a majority of his life, but also loved and lived in lake cowichan and honeymoon bay. He was a professional driver; driving taxi in Victoria, Trio cement truck and then the last 10 years drove school bus for Garden City Transportation in Victoria. He possessed a horticultural degree from Malaspina College. 

Jack is survived by his life love Kelly Bystedt, his father Jack Sr., (Ruth), stepsisters Kelly P., and Shelly, and his Uncle Mike Hannan, Nieces; Jessie, Terra, and Erika. Nephews; Shelby, Trevor and Sam. Great uncle to Lochlan and Papa Jack to Lily (Kelly’s granddaughter). Jack was father figure to Shawna, Stephanie and Christina, and Jordan and Tyson Strandt. 

Jack was cremated, and a celebration of life will be in the summer July 2019 for all coworkers friends and family to attend.


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