Charles Barnes

Obituary of Charles Barnes

Charles Leslie Barnes

September 16, 1932 – January 18, 2022

Passed peacefully away at Health Sciences Centre, St John’s, Charles Leslie “Charlie” Barnes in his 90th year. Charlie was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Flora Barnes of Spruce Hill Road, Topsail, his siblings: Annie Cooper, Maxwell Barnes, Flora Hollett, William Barnes, Mary Morgan, and Elsie Barnes. Also, ex-wife, Joan Chaytor Barnes, and his partner, Agnes Snow.  Left behind with many wonderful memories; daughter, Joan Adams (Bill Stewart) of New Westminster, BC, and son Richard (Gail Perry).  Grandchildren: Kim Barnes (Darrell), Pasadena, NL; Christopher Devore (Andrea Ghiselli), San Jose, CA; Elaine Barnes (Derek Haines), Kamloops, BC; Daniel Barnes (Danielle Cossar), St. John’s; Steven Adams, Burnaby, BC.  Great-grandchildren:  Matthew and Jessica Barnes, Pasadena; Angelika Barnes and Amaris Haines, Kamloops; Vivienne Devore, San Jose, CA; and Henry Cossar Barnes, St John’s. Also missing Charlie will be the extended family and friends of his long-time partner, Agnes Snow of Kelligrews and his sister-in-law, Madge Barnes of Topsail, and a network of nieces and nephews.  Many in CBS will remember Charlie from the heyday of the Avalon Club in Long Pond, and, later, from his activities at All Saints Parish of CBS. Charlie spent most of his last two years at Heritage Square Retirement Living in Long Pond, and he always spoke highly of the caregivers and other staff he interacted with at Heritage.  We are also very grateful to Dr.Jatin Morkar and his health care team at the Health Sciences Centre who attended to Charlie from his admission to ER until his last hours on 4 North A, and who made time in their busy days to explain Charlie’s complex medical issues and spared no effort to make his life easier.  We are grateful, too, for the extraordinary competence and compassion of the EMTs, social workers and nurses of HSC, who, even in the face of this relentless and tiring pandemic, consistently provided world class care for Charlie in the final weeks and hours of his life. According to COVID restrictions, a private visitation will be at Hickey’s Funeral Home, Kelligrews on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 from11 am to 3 pm by invitation only. Funeral service will take place in All Saints Anglican Church, CBS, on Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 11 am. Internment in All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Dunn’s Hill Road, Foxtrap. . NL Vax Pass and identification are required to attend visitation and funeral service. To send a message of condolence, please visit



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