With love and appreciation for a life well lived, we wish to announce the passing of Donald "Donnie" Barnes on October 9, 2021.
Donnie was born in Bass River, N.B. on March 11, 1935 to Charles and Grace (MacPherson) Barnes. In his early years Donnie drove transport for Maritime Forwarding, then went on to open his own trucking company D.J. Barnes Ltd then Armour Transport and was proud of the many safe-driving awards he earned during that time. Later in life, he enjoyed assisting "Nanny Fran" with babysitting Zachary and Margo Dallaire. Donnie also cherished his time at his camp with his family and really enjoyed the outdoors.
Donnie is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Fran (Mullin); his sons Danny (Susan), Kevin (Kim), and Gary (Carole); his daughter Donna LeBlanc (Dan), who wish to express that he will be truly missed and was such a great Dad! He was grandfather to Jessica, Emily, Matthew, Nick, and Vanessa; and great-grandfather to Skyler, Cassidy, Quinn, and Ava.
He is also survived by sisters Jennie, Mary, Joan, Jean; and brother Lorne (Gail); as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers David, Harold, Harry, Carl, Lennie; sisters Edna and Helen; and grandson Justin LeBlanc.
Honouring Donnie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.
Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) in care of arrangements.
We would like to thank the nurses and staff of 3400 and
palliative care at The Moncton Hospital for their kindness and all of
the doctors who cared for him during this difficult time.
In memory of Donnie, memorial donations to The Friends of the Moncton Hospital (friendsfoundation.ca) would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on the Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook Page or at