Stephen Frederick Barker

December 11, 1958 - November 11, 2021

Funeral Details: Monday, November 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. Collier St. United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie

After a courageous 10-week battle with cancer, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Steve on Thursday, November 11, 2021.  Loving husband of Susan Barker (nee Watkins).  Beloved father of James, Kimberley, and Christopher (Angela).  Exceptional grandpa of Benjamin and Astrid.  Fond brother of Jamie and Lynn (Greg), and brother-in-law of Judy (Arthur) and Elizabeth (the late Colin).  Much loved uncle of 10 nieces and nephews.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Clearway Construction for many years.  Steve was passionate about golf, his guitar, and his BMW.  Cremation has taken place.  At Steve’s request, no flowers or donations please.

A Church Service will be held at Collier St. United Church, 112 Collier St., Barrie, on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 2 p.m.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.peacefultranstion.ca

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CONDOLENCES

16 Condolences
  • Carla & Sam Dennis
    Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2021 Reply

    Deepest condolences to the Barker family. We love you!

    • Susan Barker
      Posted on: Sunday, November 14, 2021 Reply

      Thanks Sam and Carla! You both have been a great support and I appreciate it more than words can say!

      Love Susan

  • rosemary tyrrell
    Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2021 Reply

    We wish to extend our sympathy to the Barker family from our family in the loss of your beloved Steve;
    husband, father, grandfather and brother .
    From: Anne, Joe, Rich and family

    • Susan Barker
      Posted on: Sunday, November 14, 2021 Reply

      Hi Joe,

      Quite the shock I know. Please say hi to Liz for me. Thanks for the prayers, we need them!

      Love Susan

    • Susan Barker
      Posted on: Sunday, November 14, 2021 Reply

      Thanks Ann,

      I hope you and the boys are well. This has been quite the shock. Take care of yourself!!

      Love Susan

  • Tom Mack
    Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2021 Reply

    Uncle Steve was a one-in-a-billion kind of guy. Whenever I visited Canada, he always made so much effort to make sure I had a great visit and our shared love of playing the guitar brought many fun and intriguing conversations over the years. I will never forget jamming with him, both in England and Canada – memories that will last a lifetime. I will miss the laughs and the friendship of a man who was always there for others and who always wanted the best for everyone. The world is a much poorer place without him… Love you, Uncle Steve. Rest in peace.

    • Susan Barker
      Posted on: Sunday, November 14, 2021 Reply

      Hi Tom,
      Thank you for everything. Steve was very fond of all of you and enjoyed your company whether here or in England. You all held a special place with him!!

      Love Aunt Susan xx

  • Nancy Green
    Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2021 Reply

    Dear Kim:

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My heart goes out to you, your mom and your brothers. Sending BIG HUGS and sincere condolences.

    Your friend,
    Nancy

  • Val Gray
    Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2021 Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear of this. Susan, Jamie, Kim and Chris. Your dad was an amazing man.
    I have so many memories of him driving Kim and I everywhere when we were kids.
    All where blessed to have known him. Love and prayers to you all.

    • Susan Barker
      Posted on: Sunday, November 14, 2021 Reply

      Thanks Val,
      It was lovely to hear from you. Both Steve and I have always had a soft spot for you. Please keep in touch.

      Love Sue

  • Joe Pires
    Posted on: Saturday, November 13, 2021 Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time. My Great Buddy Steve may you RIP

  • Rick Massa
    Posted on: Saturday, November 13, 2021 Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Steve was a wonderful person. My condolences to the Barker family.

    • Susan Barker
      Posted on: Sunday, November 14, 2021 Reply

      Thank you Rick. Please say hi to Leah for me . We had such a wonderful time at your wedding and it was so nice to see you again at Joe’s daughter’s wedding.

      Susan

  • Tara Ferguson
    Posted on: Sunday, November 14, 2021 Reply

    My thoughts and love are with you all.

  • Alex and Rick
    Posted on: Monday, November 15, 2021 Reply

    So many wonderful memories of Steven. Sending you our love and strength.

    Love you all so much

    Alex, Rick and the girls

  • Mike McGowan
    Posted on: Monday, November 15, 2021 Reply

    My condolences to the entire family.
    I golfed with Steve many times and it was most enjoyable every time!
    Myself and all of us from our Sunday morning Wanker Cup crew will miss him.
    Rest in peace Steve.
    Mike McGowan

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