Michael Barnard

Michael James Barnard

Saturday, March 5th, 1977 - Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Michael (Mike) James Barnard
March 5th, 1977 - August 31st, 2019

On Saturday, August 31, 2019, Michael (Mike) James Barnard loving father of five children passed away at the age of 42. He was born March 5, 1977 in Estevan, Saskatchewan to Stan and Carol (Snell) Barnard. Mike graduated from SIAST as a heavy-duty mechanic. He would follow his passion for working with and repairing large machinery which would take him through the agricultural, mining and ultimately the heavy oil industries. Each move would challenge him with every increasing size and scale of machinery that would match his skills.

Mike had an enormous presence. At 6’3, 250lbs Mike was an intimidating figure of a man. To those who knew him, they would quickly realize that he was in fact a gentle giant who loved to engage in quick and intelligent banter with a good dose of sarcasm.

He loved and enjoyed a special relationship with each of his children, taking great pride in each of their achievements and offering encouragement to them. He was passionate about fitness, music, games, bird watching and great biographical stories (often on HBO).

Mike is survived by his wife Jennifer (Jen) Helena Marie and children Jeremy Adam James, Desiree Lee Anne, Morgan Danielle, Tristan Alexander and Arianna Caroline. His mother Carol, brothers: Dave (Michele), Allan (Meichihko), Dan (Chantelle) and Bob (Rachelle), numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his father, Stanley Gordon Barnard.

For those who would like to pay their respects, a viewing is available Friday, September 6th between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Choice Memorial, 105-4715 13th Street NE.

Family, friends and all others whose lives were touched are invited to celebrate his life Saturday, September 7th at: Calgary Church of Christ, 4030 Maryvale Drive NE at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow to reminisce, grieve and enjoy the company of others who shared a part of Mike’s story. Refreshments will be served.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Mike please visit Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, September 6th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Choice Memorial
    105-4715 13th Street NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2E 6M3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 1:00pm
    Calgary Church of Christ
    4030 Maryvale Drive NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2A 2S8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Jack Ashby
  • Reception

    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, September 7th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Calgary Church of Christ
    4030 Maryvale Drive NE
    Calgary, Alberta T2A 2S8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Nola Bowering (Herman)

Posted at 07:45am
I was so sad to hear of Michael's passing, I have really great memories of us as kids playing and hangout out . You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, so sorry for your loss.

John Anderson

Posted at 08:28pm
My condolences to the Barnard family.
I had the privilege of knowing Mike through work for the last 6 years. Mike was was a natural person who always had time to share knowledge of the trade to those who were interested. he would always great you with a friendly smile and a gentle slap on the shoulder.

John Anderson

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Posted at 06:06pm
To Michael's Family with loving sympathy.
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