It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Robert Burns Barter at the age of 98 years.
Predeceased by his parents: Leslie and Emma, his beloved wife Bertha and his sons : Bruce and Lance.
His children : Colleen, Emma, Leslie, Barbara, and Joseph;
His 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces and many other family members and friends.
Visitations will be held at the Henri Thibodeau Funeral Home, located at 221 Chemin Cyr in New Richmond on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Visiting hours will be from 2 pm to 4 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm with the funeral service on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 2 pm at the United Church in New Richmond.
Interment will take place at a later date.
Please be advised that on the day of the funeral there will be no visitations.
Donations can be made in memory of Robert Burns Barter to the Robertson Holmes Memorial Scholarship.
The Henri Thibodeau Funeral Home has been entrusted with organizing the above mentioned services.
Message from Rev. Doreen Bird-Daley and Mike Daley March 04, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss of your dear father Bobbie - I visited he many times when he was still in his home when I was the United Church minister at New Richmond and New Carlisle - what a fine, quiet and friendly man he was who always spoke so highly of his family and his dearly beloved Bertha - I am so grateful for his military service and that he survived and came back to spend many more years on this earth. Our sincerest sympathy to all those who will miss him.
Message from Lynne Willett& Ken Sexton March 03, 2020
Sincere sympathy extended to all the family. Thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Message from Linda Robertson Graber March 03, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Barter family...Mr. Barter and my Dad, Francis Robertson where both POW's and also worked together. May he rest in peace...
Message from Marilyn March 03, 2020
I was so saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing and at the same time proud to have known such a man. I have such gratitude and respect for the sacrifices he made during the war. Thinking of him today brings me back to a happy time when everything seemed so much more simple. I remember his smile and that twinkle in his eye. He was a good, hard working man who loved his family and friends.My deepest sympathy to you at this sad time and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Bobby.
Much love to you all
Message from Randy Cleary March 03, 2020
Our sincerest condolences to the Barter family. Uncle Bob will be missed by many.
Message from Lois Harriman & Family March 02, 2020
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our family has many memories of Bobby through the years and will remember him fondly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Message from Kenneth Ward March 02, 2020
On behalf of the brethren of the Good Samaritan Masonic Lodge #68, may we offer our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Rt. Worshipful. Bro. Robert B. Barter. He was an active member for many years and was our District Deputy Grand Master from 1999-2002.
May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace...
Rt. Worshipful Bro. Dwight Coull, Master
Message from Linda Howatson-Leo March 02, 2020
Alfonso and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Barter family. You are all in our thoughts.
Message from Sheila Rattie March 02, 2020
So sorry for your loss he was a great man , and fellow Hong Kong Veteran of my father Lawrence Rattie May he rest in peace we will never forget
Message from Helen Campbell March 02, 2020
My sincere sympathies to all the family on the loss of their dad. My prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Message from Donna & Jerry Fallow March 02, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the family
Message from Wendy Willett March 02, 2020
Dear Barter family, my deepest condolences to all of you. Bobby fought the good fight in many ways and has certainly earned his rest. We will always remember the strong man who survived the hell of a POW camp in Hong Kong with the loss of both friends and brothers in arms.
May the lessons your father gave you last a lifetime, and may you always feel his spirit nearby.
Message from Wilson Dimock March 02, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Barter family and friends. Uncle Bob was a great man who served his Country with honor. Thank you Uncle Bob!
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