Hubert Andrew (Tony) Barnatt, born in 1924 in Poland, resident of Vernon, BC, passed away peacefully in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on March 14, 2011.
He will forever be remembered by his sons, Jeremy (Colleen) and Kim (Wendy); his daughter, Melanie (Mick); his grandchildren, Celine and Tammy; and his great grandson, Liam; along with countless other friends and family.
After moving from Poland to England, he and his wife Betty moved to Canada in 1956. A short term in Montreal was followed by a move to Victoria . He spent most of his working life, until retirement, as a heavy duty mechanic for the BC Forest Service working out of many remote locations around the province. A proud moment for him was his time spent working on the WAC Bennett Dam project . After this he spent many years as a resident of Prince George before moving to Vernon.
While living in Vernon, Tony loved camping at the Cottonwoods sites at Shuswap Lake, as well as square dancing, leather work and jig- saw puzzles . He shared this with a special person in his life, Iris Suffield, who passed away a few years ago.
Thank you to those who took care of him at Silver Springs Residence and a special thank you to Debbie, Carol and Lee from the Vernon Health Unit.
Tony touched the lives of many people with his smile and sense of humour. Family will be having a private service in Victoria and requests any donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in his name.
Arrangements had been entrusted to: PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME
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