Peter Barnes

BARNES, Peter…

On June 13, 2020 at University Hospital, we sadly said goodbye to Peter Barnes in his 68th year. Beloved husband of Anne Barnes. Beloved father of Sue (Bill) and Lee-Anne (Jay). Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Megan and Kayla.  Adored son-in-law of Jean Webster.  Peter will be fondly remembered by his siblings Dennis (Anita), Ron (Pauline), Bill (Robin), Tim (Debora), Joan (Stacy) and sister-in-law Barb.  Peter will be remembered by many brother-in-law’s, sister-in-law’s, nieces, nephews and friends.  He will be sadly missed by his close friends Jack and Lee.  Predeceased by his mother and father Gloria and Fred, and his brother Mike. 

Peter had many jobs over the years, last being at University Hospital, Department of Radiology.  He loved this job and made many friends there.  In conjunction with Rob Mazza and Brian Devries, they ran the LHSC Rec Club where they organized volleyball and baseball teams and for many years a golf tournament where they raised funds for the hospital.  He was affectionately referred to as ‘Dr’ Barnes or ‘Doc’ by many family and friends. 

He played baseball in his younger years until age caught up with him; some being OOFBT, Pete’s Sports and Canadian Pools.  After his ‘career’ ended in baseball, he played volleyball and golf.  Made many friends through all these sports. 

One of the biggest milestones in his life was the discovery of a ‘gem’ with Jack and Lee called the Oar House.  Many good times and many new friends. 

Special thanks to the 4th and 9th floor University Hospital medical staff who took excellent care of Peter in his last three weeks.  Special thanks to his doctors; Dr. Nichols, Dr. Fingers and Dr. MacDonald. 

Anyone who knew Peter, knows that he wanted a big party to celebrate his life.  Sadly, due to the current pandemic, this will not be possible at this time.  Hopefully later we can celebrate his life with family and friends.  Cremation has taken place.  Donations in Peter’s memory to Parkinson Canada or London Humane Society would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com. 

“You fought a valiant fight Pete!”


  1. We love you Peter. You’ve touched so many lives, you will be missed. Rest In peace my brother in law, my friend

  2. Sending love to all of you. Pete was a great guy, a unique individual, animal lover and family man. He will be missed. Gone too soon.

  3. So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. A very sad day. Hope you can take comfort of all the wonderful memories you have and the great times you shared.

  4. Bill and I are so sad. Pete was such a funny guy with a big heart. We will remember all of the great times we had together and we are so glad we got to reconnect you both these past years. He won’t be forgotten as we share stories around the campfire. Sending you big hugs

  5. So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Have many great memories playing baseball with Pete. A great guy gone too soon.

  6. My heart breaks for the Barnes family at this time. Pete was a wonderful person who always made you laugh. Thank you for your friendship through out the years. Love Nancy and Bill

  7. So sorry and shocked to hear this news. I worked with Pete at the hospital and participated in a lot of the sporting outings he organized.

    My condolences to all of Pete’s family and friends.

  8. I met you at the first OOFBT game I went to. You were funny and full of life. You will be missed. Enjoy Peace, Joy and well earned Rest! Never forgotten.

  9. So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing, Anne. Thinking of you and your family. Peter led a fun-filled life and respected by all.

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