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Gilbert Vernon Barnett
Male 1921 - 1998


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  • Birth  30 Sep 1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW2 - saw action in the North Atlantic while serving with the Canadian Navy 
    Name  Vern Gilbert Bierwagen 
    Residence  1961  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-128761 
    Died  22 Nov 1998  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: cancer 
    Person ID  I128761  Generations
    Last Modified  14 Aug 2017 

    Father  Emil Carl Bierwagen,   b. 23 Sep 1880, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1970, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Marie Louise "Louise" Koch,   b. 24 Aug 1882, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1973, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F242163  Group Sheet

    Family  Ruth Lillian Hinton,   b. 1920,   d. 27 Mar 2004, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F53208  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Barnett, Gilbert Vernon - Aged 77, of Kitchener, passed away, at his home, Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at 7:30 a.m., he was surrounded by his family, as he ended his courageous struggle with cancer. Beloved husband of Ruth (Hinton) Barnett for 58 years; dear father of Janice and husband Bob Currie, Jim Barnett and his wife Heather, Penny and husband Terry Rothwell, Cathy and husband Patrick Olinski and Wendy and husband Lee Weiner. Vern was also very proud of his 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who will all miss him dearly. Vern is survived by a sister, Hedwig Howlett of Detroit and a brother, Douglas Barnett and his wife Mary of Waterloo. Vern was predeceased by his parents, Emil and Louisa; brothers, Louis and Otto and sisters, Ruth and Elsie. Vern was an employee of Zehrs Markets for over 25 years and was Vice president of Human Resources. During the Second World War, Vern saw action in the North Atlantic while serving with the Canadian Navy. He was involved in the local music community for over 60 years, including many years with the Kitchener Musical Society Band and as the leader of several versions of the Vern Barnett Dance Band. Vern was also involved with United Way fund raising and Legal Aid in the K-W area. The family wishes to extend their profound gratitude to Dr. Donna Ward, Dr. John Mutrie and Dr. Ron Pace for their understanding, care and professional courtesy and to nurse Donna Martignago and all the other nurses for their compassion and loving care given to our family. At Vern's request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W., Kitchener on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998 at 7 p.m. Reception will follow in the Ratz-Bechtel Family Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations for a pain pump in Vern's name will be accepted. Further information regarding donations will be available at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home the evening of the memorial or by phone after that day. Vern will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

      The Record, November 23, 1998

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Gilbert Vernon Barnett - November 23, 1998.

    2. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Otto Edward Bergen - 24 Jul 1961.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 Sep 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cancer - 22 Nov 1998 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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