Julia Katherine PEARSON BARNARD
was born on January 1st, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta, one of nine children born to Tadeusz & Anna (Yedlinske) Dul and was called Home to be with her Lord on February 7th, 2008 at the age of 94 years. She spent most of her young years on her parents’ farm in Alberta. Julia moved to Vernon in the 1930s and married John Pearson in 1937 and together they farmed in the BX District. Julia was a hard working woman both on the farm and at MacDonald’s Packing House. She also was a cook at the Ellison Hotel and the Army Camp. In 1968 her husband died and in 1972 she married Dick Barnard.
Julia will be lovingly remembered by her son, Ronald (Gail) Pearson of Vernon, B.C.; two grandchildren, Michael (Koralee) Pearson of North Surrey, B.C. and Lori (Tim) Opper of Aldergrove, B.C.; three great-grandchildren, Emily Pearson, Amanda Pearson and MacIntyre Opper; two sisters, Elvina (Dick) Pyle of Friday Harbor, Washington and Josephine Calverley of Mission, B.C.; a very close niece, Joan (Bill) Hartwig of Kelowna, B.C; numerous other nieces and nephews; her stepsons, Tony, Bruce and Derrick Barnard and their families.
Julia enjoyed gardening, traveling, camping, fishing, dancing, bowling and bingo for many years. She was a 50 year member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #25 and a 70 year member of the C.W.L. of St. James Parish.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Father Martin Peyton celebrant. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Julia to the charity of their choice.
The family wishes to thank all of the Supervisors and Care Staff on the 3rd Floor, Gateby Residence for the wonderful, loving care given to Julia during the past few years.
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5