Calvin Barker

Calvin Richard Barker, 81 of Kamloops, BC passed away January 18, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving wife, children and their spouses. Calvin’s 2 nursing daughters (Debbie and Janet) tenderly and lovingly cared for him in his final days. Cal was born in Lacombe, AB June 21, 1932 to William and Blanche Barker. He graduated from Cowichan Secondary School in Duncan, BC in 1951 with the love of his life, Evelyn (nee Fultz). Calvin and Evelyn were married 60 years. Calvin is survived by his devoted wife and six children Bob (Debbie), Glen (Robin), Barb (Marc), Janet (Art), Dean (Joline), Tricia (Kevan); his sister Pat Slade (Ken),19 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Calvin was a journeyman electrician that worked in many areas throughout BC; including running his own business, Cal’s Electrical Plumbing and Heating. Ultimately he became an electrical inspector for the Government of BC in Kamloops and Duncan, BC. He was also an electrical code instructor at Malaspina College in Duncan, BC. After Calvin retired in 1988 he became a volunteer instructor at Karume College in Zanzibar, Tanzania for CUSO. Upon return to Canada Calvin and Evelyn spent much time with their children, and did a tremendous amount of camping in BC. Their camping endeavours included acting as camp host volunteers in several BC Provincial campgrounds.

Calvin and Evelyn enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and camping throughout BC. Many thanks to the Home First team, our caring care aids and Dr. Pretorius for their support which greatly assisted in keeping Calvin home.

A very private memorial was held in the home. No flowers by request – donations may be made in Calvin’s honor to your charity of choice.

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