Barney Ayton

May 3,1928 ~ January 27, 2013

The family is sad to announce the passing of Barney Ayton aka (Harry Ernest Laverne Ayton). He passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his home in Summerland, BC on January 27th, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He is remembered by his wife Pamela Anne Ayton, and one daughter Nancy Jacqueline Ayton “Jaki” of Fanny Bay, BC, his best friend and brother in law Mike Linley (Colleen) of Peachland, BC. Barney was sadly predeceased by his 3 brothers Bert, Bill, Ray “Charlie”. Dad was a rock and a calming steadfast influence on everyone he knew and in every situation. He was born in Wellington, Ontario and grew up farming. He moved to Toronto when he was 15 years old and met Pamela Ann Linley (the love of his life) soon afterward. They married in 1949 and moved out to Victoria with family soon after. Dad worked for the T Eaton Co for 37 years working up to manager of their warehouse facility. He really enjoyed his job and all his co-workers, but was happy to retire and move to Summerland in 1993. Mom and Dad loved living in Summerland. They loved the climate, the views but especially all the warm caring, friendly people. Dad was active in the Seniors Center, the Legion and the Anglican Church. He was also extremely grateful to the staff at the Good Samaritan’s Village by the Station for taking such great care of Mom these last couple of years. A Memorial service was held on February 1, 2013 at 10:00 am with Reverend Rick Paulin officiating from St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Summerland, British Columbia, to be followed by internment in the Garden of Remembrance in April 2013. Tributes in Barney’s name may be made to the charity of your choice. “Keep calm and carry on” could be Dad’s motto for life. He will be truly missed. Condolences may be directed to the family through Providence

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