David Lloyd Wyn Barnett

 

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.

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  1. To Patti’s Aunt Cherie and all her wonderful family: I think of you often and most especially now, during this time of sorrow and transition. I only met David once but was deeply impressed by his intelligence, sense of humor and kindness towards me, a complete stranger. He made me feel comfortable immediately and talked with me as if we had known each other for years. I wish I had the opportunity to know him better, but I know that now he beams down upon us all with a loving smile. Please cherish all the memories. I know I do! Strength and love to everyone, Cindy Torango (Patti Ley’s Tennessee pal)

    1. Hi Cindy,

      It is so good to hear from you! David and I wondered how you were fairing after loosing your dear friend, Patti. Thank you so much for your lovely words. If you get the this part of the country please call and we can meet again. Hugs for always, Aunt Cherie

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Uncle Dave! So sorry for your loss Aunt Cherie. He was a wonderful man.

  3. Tom and Sandy Mazzarese
    Cherie, we are so sorry for your loss. David was a unique individual and had a wealth of knowledge to share and pass on.
    Thanks to his love of old books, I now own 3 books by Gene Stratton Porter. David got me a first edition of my favorite,
    “The Keeper of the Bees”.
    Tom enjoyed long talks with David about history and other things.
    David was a welcome guest in Tom’s classroom as Trader Dave.
    You had shared many wonderful things together in your life time.
    You gave your all and added much comfort and happiness to David’s final days as well as during your married life.
    Tom wishes to express his deepest condolences. If we can do anything for you please let us know.
    Love. Tom and Sandy

    1. Thank you Sandy,

      You have always been there to protect me and hold my hand. It was so comforting to be in your loving arms as I cried for my David.You have a healing touch and a gentle spirit my dear sister.
      Please thank Tom for making me feel so welcome in your life together, and for giving me a Thanksgiving to look forward to this year. Hugs for always, Cherie

  4. Aunt Cherie, as the youngest deVigan sibling there was always a special relationship with all of us and it was always a lot of fun going roller skating and singing Barbara Streisand on the way to the roller rink with more of a cousin than an Aunt. Then the memory of Uncle Dave singing “Every Day of My Life” at your wedding. So many great memories at the house on Lakeshore Drive, Lake Erie Country Club. I remember meeting you and Uncle Dave in downtown Toronto with my college buddies when I spent Spring Break there in 82; seeing the shear joy in his eyes when we discussed Tecumseh; watching boxing with him when I spent Easter weekend with you both – he certainly loved “the sweet science.” Probably one of the proudest moments for one of Uncle Ed’s kids was when you asked him to walk you down the aisle. Thank you for sharing that with him. He was surprised but truly honored. I will be in NH with customers from Brazil on the 30th so won’t make it but Rae and I would love for you to spend the weekend sometime with us in Remus if you need a place to get away to. You and Uncle Dave always were so welcoming to us and everyone else. I am sure you will now receive several opportunities for others to recipricate that pure love and friendship you both so willingly give. May you live in the glow of the eternal light Uncle Dave will shine down upon you. Love and Hugs, Ed and Rae!

  5. What beautiful words my dear nephew. You touched my heart in such a special way by the thoughts you have shared. It would be so nice to visit you and Rae when it is convenient for you both. Hugs for always, Aunt Cherie

  6. Thank you Sandy,

    You have always been there to protect me and hold my hand. It was so comforting to be in your loving arms as I cried for my David.You have a healing touch and a gentle spirit my dear sister.
    Please thank Tom for making me feel so welcome in your life together, and for giving me a Thanksgiving to look forward to this year. Hugs for always, Cherie

  7. Sorry to loss such a wonderful man always had a kind word for everyone he met. Love you Aunt Cherie my deepest sympathies and prayers.

    1. Thank you Bill. It is nice to know that you felt that way about Uncle David. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Hugs for always, Aunt Cherie

    1. It was nice seeing you as well and I appreciate the fact that you sent healing light to me. You are thought of often. Hugs for always, Aunt Cherie

  8. Hi Cherry
    Sorry to hear about david departure.
    Our condolences to you, what an awesome tribute to a wonderful person well deserved.
    lots of love hugs and kisses come and visit us any time.love to see you
    yvonne /John

    1. It was nice seeing you as well and I appreciate the fact that you sent healing light to me. You are thought of often. Hugs for always, Aunt Cherie

    2. Thank you so much Yvonne and John. I look forward to seeing you if you are available in October. Thank you also for the kind words about David too. Hugs for always, Cherie

  9. It was nice seeing you as well and I appreciate the fact that you sent healing light to me. You are thought of often. Hugs for always, Aunt Cherie

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