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Jeffrey Donald Barnes in his 48th year peacefully passed in his sleep after a lengthy battle with Brain Cancer on October 30, 2021.
Loving husband to Kimberly of 23 years. Amazing father to Tate (Shanaki Bell), Jaycee (Jesse Grills) and Seth. Beloved Papa to Aurora, Aries and Wyatt. Loving son to Wayne Barnes and the late Marie Barnes. Jeff will be forever missed by his twin brother Jason, his mother and father in law Rick and Kathy Bigham, brother and sister in law Chris and Kristy Barlow along with many nieces and nephews Dawson, Jarrett, Ethan, Austin, Kate – Lynn, Isaac, Sydnie, Chelsea and Ava in addition to many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends. Jeff lived life big and will be missed most of all for his love for his family and friends and his passion for life and adventure. A Celebration of life will be held on Nov 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm at the Best Western in Cobourg. Jeff has asked that no donations be made in honor of him but has asked that each one of his family and friends live life to the fullest and never regret a thing. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, everyone in attendance must show proof of full vaccination.
So very sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Jeff. Mike & Ivy Turner
Another one of us gone too early. Jeff was always larger than life, the true life of the party and you couldn't help but feel good when he was around. I am going to miss my cousin a lot. I am so sorry for Kim and the kids. Jeff was one of a kind. RIP cousin.
Sending our heartfelt condolences. Jeff had the biggest laugh, smile and personality to match. Rest in peace cousin. Darlene, Darryl, Declan & Dayna
We are so sorry for your loss, Kim and family. Thinking of you all at this time. God Bless.
Our sincere condolences. Tom & CarolAnn
I would like to send out mine and Erika's heart felt condolences to Jeff's beautiful family, Kim, Tate, Jaycee, Seth and his grandchildren, Aurora, Aries and Wyatt. Jeff was T.N.T. (dynamite that goes BOOM), no matter where you were or who's house you were at, if Jeff was their you knew it. His laugh, his loudness and is crazy humor, just like T.N.T. ( BOOM goes the dynamite). He always blew up the place. I had the chance to spend long nights with Jeff and sometimes we talked, and laughed till the sun came up. In reality everyone was nervous for him and I being in the same room, they all thought things would go wrong but Jeff and I surprised everyone and we got along together like as if we knew eachother our entire life. I was happy that Jeff decided to play survivor at our house in 2019 even though he just had is surgery. This man was a trooper and challenged himself to all the obstacles that we made for this event. I'm happy I spent time with Jeff being able to talk with him about life and I'm proud that he was able to share personal things with me that he had or was going through in his life. Jeff was a big happy kid no mater how old he was he just wanted to joke around and laugh, at least this was him around me. I'm glad that Jeff was in my life and I will never forget the good times him and I spent together in the few years I knew him. Jeff my friend I will miss you very much and I'm sad that I never got to see you during this pandemic. I will see you again some day Jeff, keep making them laugh brother. ❤️
To Tate and Family, Our sincere condolences on your loss. While we did not have the privilege of meeting Jeff, he clearly made a large and wonderful impact on those who knew him best... a life well-lived. He will be missed but never forgotten. We are thinking of all of you.
Our hearts are so heavy. There are no words, I already miss your wild sense of humor, your crazy laugh and your "drive byes." I just miss you. I am so happy that over the years we were able to build such a solid relationship.....you truly were one of my best friends <3 I need to thank you for loving my sister and giving her 3 beautiful children that will carry on your name. Thank you for loving my boys like they were your own, your heart was always bigger than you that's for sure. I know you are at peace now but it doesn't make it any easier. Love you Jeff and just know that there will always be a warm Canadian waiting at the bar for you. Cheers my friend until we meet again. Rest Easy.
To Wayne * Jason * Kim, Tate * Jaycee * Seth* & Family, The loss is unmeasurable but so is the love xo Our deepest sympathy RIP Rest Jeff xo Love Tim & Linda xo
Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Kim, Tate, Jaycee, Seth and Wayne. Losing Jeff so is so tragic and gut-wrenching for the whole family. We cannot imagine the emotional roller coaster you are all experiencing due to his passing. We have many fond memories associated with watching Jeff grow up. There were many fun times we shared playing board games (Rummoli) or Atari video games (Burger Time) with Jeff, Jason, Wayne and Marie. Jeff was a fun-loving person and lived his life to the fullest. He will be missed by so many. Our love and thoughts are with you. Love, Uncle John & Aunt Lynn
Jeff, always the funniest guy in the room. Always knew how to make everyone smile, and always knew how to make people feel special. It won’t be the same without you. But, I will do my best to follow your wish and live my life to the fullest without regret!! (That is totally something you would say too)! Love you “Buddy” 😜 Bye for now. Xoxoxo
I'm soo sorry Kym. If you need anything, im here. Lots of love to your kids.
Wayne and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Thinking of you all.
My condolences Kim to you and your family. It was a pleasure to serve Jeff when he came to Wimpy's. On behalf of all of us so sorry for your loss.
My condolences to the families, very saddened to hear!!
OMG Kim I am so sorry.... Hugs to you and the rest of the family...
Jeff You've alway's had a special place in my heart and as all the memories flood in my heart ake's. You will forever be in thoughts and alway's be in my heart, love you . Rest in peace, until we meet again Love Aunt Norma XO
I am so sorry for your loss...xo 😞
My condolences to you Kim and the kids Dealing with a lost is not easy. Jeff Rest In Peace my friend. 🙏 🙏 I’ll never forget the hugs 😘
Who's your favorite cousin... Despite all the ups and downs you were mine. When we were kids you would lead all the cousins around grannies always watching out for us AND helping us get into trouble :p As adults we got to see our kids make those same connections. Thank you for all the great memories. But this isn't good bye, we will all see each other again. Until then say hi to your mom for me she was my favorite aunt...love you both. XO
Our deepest condolences Kim and family are thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jeff was by far the most heavy hearted & passionate person i have ever met. Not only did Kim & Jeff bring me into their family without a second thought but they showed me strength & love beyond this world. Jeff will forever have a special spot in my heart. Thank you for always being you Jeff.❤️ Fly high
Kim and Family So Sorry for your loss. Good Thoughts and memories. Gord Thompson
We loved Jeff he was one of a kind he spoke up said it how it is he knew how to have a good time the life of the party Jeff was very compassionate worked hard to take care of his family we had many good times with our nephew he will be missed love you Aunt Debbie & Uncle Les
My heart breaks for you Kim and your children 💔 I am so sorry for your loss. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.
I liked Jeff, he was a good guy, considerate and generous when it came to lending a helping hand. In my experience he spoke well of everyone. Never complained, just lived life as best he could, a good man to be sure. That's how I'll remember him, my condolences.
May his journey be peaceful and the memories of him keep you comforted. Prayers and love to the family.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
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Yolande and my most sincere condolences. See you on the 21st.
I am so sorry to all of you for the loss of beautiful Jeff. He had an infectious smile, a warm generous heart and a twinkle in his eye that brought laughter and love to everyone. He was fiercely devoted to his family and friends and lived a life of integrity and hard work. Blessings to all of you. With love Aaron, Hannah and Judi Greenspan
I’m very sorry for your loss, Kim. I can’t imagine your pain and sorrow. His spirit will live on through your children and grandchildren. May he Rest In Peace. (think of you often) xox
So sorry to learn of your loss. May God give you a deep peace , comfort your heart and give you strength to go on. Keeping you in my prayers
I am so so sorry for your loss. He was a fantastic guy. We met in Jamaica and had a blast. So young and so not right. My heart is with you all at this time. Hugs ❤️
Kim, Jaycee, Seth, and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jeff! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Meeting you all in Dominican was definitely the highlight of my trip that year! Your family is absolutely beautiful and I have loved watching it grow over the years from afar on Facebook. Sending big hugs to you all! Love always, Breanne
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers. Jeanette & Gary Meers 71 Ballantine St.