Lesley Ann Barnes

Lesley Ann Barnes

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our mother, nana, sister, auntie and friend. Lesley leaves behind her children Darren (Sue); Ryan (Kate); Richard (Nancy); Lisa (Todd). Her grandchildren Harry, Sam, Seth, Alex & Shyann. Dear Aunt Flo and her sister Sue (Patrick) nieces & nephews Sophie, Mark, Andrew, & Morgan. Lesley’s in-laws Bob (Jodi); Terry (Jill). Predeceased by her husband Denis Barnes.

A private memorial has been held.

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m Free

I’m following the path God laid for me,

I took his hand when I heard him call

I turned my back and left it all.

I couldn’t stay another day,

To laugh, to love, to work or play.

Tasks left undone must stay that way.

I found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void

then fill it with remembered joy.

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.

And yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.

My life’s been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief;

Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief;

Lift up your hearts and share with me,

God wanted me now. He set me free.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.


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