Deborah Debbie Barnes, a beloved resident of Sarnia, passed away on the morning of January 1st, 2023, at the age of 54. She was surrounded by her loved ones at Bluewater Health hospital. Debbie will be fondly remembered by her brother Rick Barnes from Bayfield, her sister Barbara (Paul) van der Voort from Red Deer, Alberta, and her nieces and nephews: Rob Barnes, Brett van der Voort, Cori (David) Bennett, and Nichole Barnes. She will also be deeply missed by her dearest friend and companion, Isobel Niddrie. Debbie was predeceased by her parents, Canon Walter Barnes (2009) and Marylen Barnes (2017), as well as her brothers Peter Barnes and Winston (Wayne) Barnes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Family Counselling Center Sarnia at www.familycounsellingctr.com or the Canadian Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.ca. Cremation has already taken place, and a celebration of Debbie’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 21, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br.62. The arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre located at 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia. Memories, photos, or messages of condolence can be shared at www.djrobb.on.ca.
You can read some condolences for Debbie below;
Debbie we miss you so much, we were so privileged that you asked us to be your God parents at your baptism. This was so sudden fir us all. Stu and I have wonderful memories, like the time we enjoyed a birthday Bar-B-Q with you at our place and the many times we met with m you and Isobel at the Native Friendship Club to make interesting things such as the Native drums. And learned some Native words. I know you are resting with Jesus right now and we shall meet again someday 🙏 love you.❤🌹🌻🍁
Stu and Jan Day February 1st, 2023
Debbie will be missed by the folk of Trinity Church who remember her from her younger days. May the Lord care for her.
Canon Vicars Hodge January 12th, 2023
I remember the talks we used to have on Facebook and messenger they are days in specially with you and Isabell, but those days are now gone, but you will be remembered by all rest in peace Debbie and you and your Pham will be together again soon love Brian and Sam core❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Samantha core January 9th, 2023
Rest in peace my dear friend , you will forever have a special place in my heart . I will miss our late night phone calls and many times of laughter . You always had a way of making people laugh . Will miss you and will never forget you . Love Sherry Duquette AKA: Your sister from another mister . P.S We will watch over Isobel for you , gonna have to teach her how to pray for the snow and rain like you did hahahaha we gotta have someone to blame.
Sherry Duquette January 6th, 2023
I am saddened to learn of Debs passing. My condolences to her family and of course, Issobel.
Carrolleigh January 10th, 2023
Deborah “Debbie” Barnes (1968-2023)