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James Barnard

James Grant "Jim" Barnard

Sunday, August 20th, 1939 - Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Barnard, James Grant “Jim” – Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday December 14th, 2018. Jim leaves behind his daughter Heather (Barnard) Manazir and son Jamie Barnard. Dear brother of Warman Barnard, Hazel Bennett, Colin Barnard, Katie Anne Mattice, Rob Barnard and Eleanor Nafus. He will be sadly missed by Jerry Ouellette, Gene Russo and Rick Butler. Jim will be lovingly remembered by many family and friends. He was a retired employee of General Motors after 38 years of service as a welder. He also served as a reservist with the Ontario Regiment. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and spent many wonderful times sailing, hunting and fishing with friends. He was a member of the Union Rod and Gun Club, Orono Gun Club, the Whitby Yacht Club and Evangel Pentecostal Church. He was also a proud piper. A Celebration of Jim’s life will take place on Saturday April 6th, 2019 1pm at Armstrong Funeral Home, 124 King Street East, Oshawa. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s society would be appreciated. For further information or online condolences please visit armstrongfh.ca
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Doug Grandy

Posted at 03:12pm
My condolences to Grants family and friends, particularly Jamie and Heather. I grew up just 2 doors down from Grant on Jarvis St and would see him regularly as he and my father, Doug were good friends and neighbours. He had been on my mind frequently over the past year ever since my Mom had died and I wondered if he even found out about it, since we had lost touch over the years. I kept telling myself I should drop by and see him but alas I procrastinated too long. To Heather and Jamie, if you are reading this, I would like to chat with you. Please look me up on Facebook and messenger if you can. Douglas Stanford Grandy
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Russ Horner

Posted at 04:45pm
RIP "Barney". We shared many laughs together while employed by GM, working the annual "changeover" in the summer months. Your presence at those times made the time go much faster for the rest of us. Thanks for the memories. Russ Horner Oshawa.

Posted at 12:29pm
My older brother was a crazy ass wee man.I am his youngest brother,Rob,and he was always smaller than me,even as a teenager and I thought I was a smartass about it.He showed me how wrong I was but he would always leave me with a smile on my face even after handing me my ass.He was a good man that was flawed but he was my older brother whom I loved and cared about.I have become estranged from the rest of my family but stayed in touch with Grant(as I knew him) and Elly.He took me in after a particular tough time in my life and we did alot of really crazy things (watching him fan his sixshooter at a fence post,omg,was hilarious).He always had a quick quip and a laugh ready for you plus his stories were of the epic nature(firing off his black powder rifle ,unloaded of course,at a neighbours baby sitter) or coming downstairs and firing his snub nosed .357 in his basement at a stump he had as a firing range,all the time he had old plastic explosives squirrelled away upstairs that could go off to any type of percussion(thats what he told me).He was wild and fun,mischievious as hell and I loved him for it.I had been thinking about him the last few weeks and was going to give him a call because I heard he wasnt in the greatest of health when Elly phoned me on Friday and told me that he had passed.I spent the weekend quietly reminicing about Grant,all of his antics and stories,smiling through tears and laughter,thinking about my big little bro.Grant ,you will be missed,know you were loved,even tho our family has a hard time saying or expressing it.God speed and rest in peace.I love you.
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