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BARKER, Ina - July 27, 1908 - May 27, 2016. Ina Virtue (nee Brown) Barker was born in Norfolk, England on July 27, 1908. She came to Canada as a young girl and her family first settled in the Yorkton area. After finishing school she worked housekeeping and thatís where she met Walter Barker who had also immigrated to Canada from England. They were married on November 9, 1931. They began their married life by moving to Tisdale, then they homesteaded outside of Snowden. On November 30, 1932 their son Charles was born followed by son Ernest on March 5, 1934. Eight years later on January 24, 1942, their daughter Joyce was born and four years after that son George was born on September 19, 1946. Ina and Walter farmed their homestead for many years then decided to retire to Nipawin in 1975. Walter passed away in 1994. In 2008, Ina moved to North Haven Lodge in Smeaton where she spent her last eight happy years. Ina had many talents like rug making, quilting, sewing, painting and seed pictures. She also loved gardening, fishing and travelling. Ina was predeceased by: her parents William and Maud Brown; husband Walter Barker; her siblings Doris (Dolly) Calland (Jim), Edward (Teddy) Brown (Mary), Frank Brown (Jessie), Herbert (Herbie) Brown, and May Walsh (Bob) and her sons Charles Barker and George Barker. She leaves to mourn her passing: her brother Walter Brown (Alice); her son Ernie Barker (Darlene); her daughter Joyce Tessmer (Earl); Gisela Barker; Jeanne Barker; Joan Barker; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 19 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Community Hall in Snowden, SK with Pastor Darcy Cust officiating. Ida was laid to rest in Snowden Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to North Haven Lodge in Smeaton. To send online condolences please visit HREF="http://www.coventryfuneralservices.ca">www.coventryfuneralservices.ca. The family placed their trust with COVENTRY FUNERAL SERVICES, Nipawin, SK 306-862-4233.
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