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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