Audrey Gloria Barnim
With sadness our Family announces the passing of our Mother and Grandmother, Audrey Barnim at the age of 93, on Monday January 11, 2021 at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Clifford Barnim (1967). Mom of John (Chris) Barnim, Donna Leffler, Sharon Barnim, Judy (Dennis) Westbrook, Bonnie (Ed) McElhone, Randy Barnim (Katherine), Terry (Adelia) Barnim, Jennifer (John) Hoffmann, Cliff Barnim, and Audrey Johnston. Loving Grandma of her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Gwen Kankowski, brother Stan (Joyce) McLean, and her many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Charles and Emily Fenner, son Morley (2002), grandson Donnie Grant (2011), and her siblings Charles, Jean, Bob, Esther, Shirley, Geraldine, and Betty.
As a young teen Audrey was taken in by Morley and Florence Powell of Peterborough, Ontario. She flourished in her new home. Audrey loved the ponies, the many days spent at the cottage, and all of the wonderful privileges this new life offered.
Cremation has taken place. When COVID restrictions are lifted, a celebration of Audrey’s life will be held.
When I come to the end of my journey and I travel my last weary mile
Just forget, if you can that I ever frowned and remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have spoken, remember some good I have done
Forget that I ever had heartache and remember only the fun.
Forget that I’ve stumbled and blundered and sometimes I fell by the way
Remember I have fought some hard battles, most won by the end of the day.
Then forget to grieve for my going
I would not have you sad for a day.
Instead just gather some flowers and remember me where I stay
Walk in the shade of the evening when the sun paints the sky in the West
Ponder for a moment about me
And remember only the best.
Memorial donations made to Community Living Tillsonburg are appreciated and may be made directly, or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services, 346 Simcoe St., Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8 entrusted with arrangements. Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca