David Lloyd Wyn Barnett – July 10, 1932 In Amlwch on the Isle of Anglesey In Wales. Died September 9, 2018 In Sarnia ON
Married 42 years and lived in Southwestern Ontario
Proceeded in Death by: Parents, Simeon and Annie (aka Nancy) Barnett
Survived by his wife Cherie, sisters-in-law Kay Donovan and Sandy Mazzarese and brother-in-law Tom Mazzarese. Niece Paula Chelmecki,and husband Jon, who rushed to London when David needed heart surgery,Donna Steiner and Lynda Mitchell who came to his side as he passed on and so many other loving nieces and nephews (nearly 100) that sent memories that were read to him. His British family, Bob & Carolyn Anderson, who constantly showered David with love and kindness , their sons Daniel and Simon and extended family, and brother Harvey. Bill Maitland, who was David’s Canadian brother, always understood when David needed privacy,ready to help in any emergency, and provided great Friday night dinners. Sally and Rene Lapointe who never forgot a special day, and served scrumptious gourmet meals with a side of stimulating conversation. Barb Munro who shared David’s love of books and many joys. The Sparby family that opened their hearts and home to uncle David. Elsie Fulcher who gave Cherie her car for Labour Day weekend so she could visit David in the hospital. David’s honorary grandchildren, Emily, Logan, & Marcus, children of the children that he never had, Shawn & Candace Quesnelle. The family that filled David’s heart with great happiness in his last year with their joy and giant hugs. Colleen Roberts and her mom Yvonne who always had a hug ready for him, Jen Reilly, who helped whenever she was asked, and her son Chase. And so many wonderful loving friends and family that cushioned his journey with kindness.
David was an entrepreneur starting in England at seventeen years old as the owner of a men’s hair styling shop before he left England, in 1967, he had three shops. In Canada he changed careers and went into land sales where he won the top salesman’s award in his first year. He also owned Cozy Kitchen Foods and Business to Business Shows with his wife Cherie.
David loved life and enjoyed every minute of the good times and showed incredible courage and strength each time he fought a battle in what turned out to be a twenty-five year war with cancer. He was passionate about being with Cherie & their fur babies, He loved to read. He even had a T-shirt that said; “So many books, so little time!”. He studied the War of 1812, and he truly enjoyed going to schools and historical societies dressed in character as “Trader Dave” an agent sent to Canada in the 1800’s from Britain to trade trinkets for furs. He loved to search in antique stores, resale stores and on the fields for unique items to show his audience.
David was a Christian. He had a Welsh Methodist and Jewish Heritage
His favorite scripture: Ruth 1:16 “Whither thou go, I will go; & where thou lodge I will lodge; Thy people will be my people, your God my God.” American Standard
There will be a memorial service on September 30, 2018, at Algonac Banquet Hall Located at 1905 Mill Street Algonac, Michigan 48001 (810) 278-4395.Doors will open at 1 pm. Service will begin @ 1:30 pm; lunch served right after. Our Canadian friends and family are welcome to join us in Algonac, however, we will have a Sunset Memorial Service at the Courtright River dock at 6:30 pm followed by a bite to eat and fellowship at Barnett’s immediately after the service.
Next spring Cherie will be taking David’s ashes to North Wales to be scattered in the valley where he played as a child.