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Ken Barker

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October 16, 1959 - January 7, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we tell you of Ken Barker’s passing on January 7th 2024.  After brief illness he has gone to be with the angels.

Ken leaves behind his wife Paulette, brother Phil, Princess Daisy, children Chris, Scott (Nikki), Makayla, Yvon, sister-in-law Pat (Eero), nephew Eric Jr (Aly) and Grandchildren Ellie, Scott Jr, Braxton.

Ken worked for CN for over 15 years and was a valued employee. He had recently retired in July of 2023.  

Ken was a sweet, sweet man, never had a bad word to say about anyone, would give the shirt off his back to anyone that needed it. Having recently sold the house, Paulette and Ken were looking forward to retirement and their new apartment.

Ken enjoyed spending time with Paulette, his Coffee Group, driving and spending time with his Grandchildren.

We like to thank everyone who has passed on their condolences, Health Sciences for the care and kindness of Ken. Also the Coffee Group, CN employees for their kindness and thoughtfulness. Also we would to thank Ethical Death Care for their taking care of Ken.

As per Ken’s wishes, he has been cremated and Celebration of Life will take place at Fort Rouge Legion, 426 Osborne Street, February 29th, 2024 from 2pm to 6pm. Coffee and Tea and dainties will be served.

Rest in peace and have coffee with Eero.

I will see you in Heaven my Luv, miss and luv you always.

P xoxo…


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Ron C

May 9, 2024 at 4:19 PM

I first met Ken through some friends at Robins. He could always be seen with a bright smile on his face and a friendly greeting for everyone. I remember how proud he was when he got the job at CN rail and the story of how he stumbled into the job. He always said luck was on his side twice. First when he met Paulette and her children and when he got the job at CN. These were truly proud moments for him as he spoke of them often. Sadly Ken was taken from us far too early. I can only believe that God must have needed him. He will surely be missed. Rest in Peace Ken.


May 8, 2024 at 9:26 PM

Got to know Ken thru the Tim’s morning coffee gang. Always enjoyed the friendly bantering he and I had about our roles on CN.

All in good fun.

Miss see him coming thru the door each morning

Jim, Claudette, and the girls

May 8, 2024 at 9:23 PM

Our condolences to you Paulette and your family in the loss of a loved one Ken. His smile, kindness and always ready to give a helping hand with rides when stuck.  Will miss you!

Love your old neighbours xoxo

Tom and Maria

May 8, 2024 at 9:22 PM

Ken was a very good friend that I’ve known for 25+ years. Here is a memory that shows how kind and loyal a friend he was. We met when I took over my dad’s trucking company and one day the truck stalled on the railroad track. Ken was coming the other way and recognized the truck as my dad’s  and asked if I was Joe’s son and immediately helped by pulling me off the tracks.  We became instant friends after that. He was there for me when I lost my father and needed to make funeral arrangements he drove my truck for me.  I was very grateful.

You will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Rest in peace.


May 8, 2024 at 9:21 PM

Very sorry to hear, Paulette. Deepest sympathies from Kathy and me.

Even though I didn't see Ken much, i always enjoyed conversations with him and listening to his take on things.

Condolences to the rest of the family and friends as well.

Paullette & Family

May 8, 2024 at 9:21 PM

Ken , Was always smiling, caring , funny, and and animal friendly! REST IN PEACE 🙏 I'm so sorry for your loss 

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