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BARTON, James Glenn (Jim)

Jim Barton passed away on June 8, 2015 at Kelowna General Hospital with family by his side at the age of 75. Jim will be fondly remembered by his wife Sharon, daughter Kristine Stewart, son Patrick Barton (Adele), his most loved and cherished granddaughters Kaillie Stewart and Addison Barton. Also survived by his wife’s family, Landis and Geoff Graham and Jeff Warner. Jim was predeceased by his parents James and Pearl Barton and his sister Betty Barton.
Jim was born in Regina then adopted and raised in Ogema, SK. In his 20’s he moved back to Regina and later Saskatoon to work for S.G.I.O. He met and married Judy and they moved to the Okanagan in 1968, living in Penticton until finally settling in Kelowna in 1970. In 1968 they had Kristine and in 1971 Patrick came along. Jim worked for Fruit Growers Mutual and later ICBC from 1974-2000 when he retired. Jim started a new chapter in his life marrying Sharon in 2003 after many years of being together! They enjoyed numerous activities including dancing, hiking, spending time in their yard and socializing with their many friends.
Once retired Jim devoted his time to his loving grandchildren, making his annual trip to Saskatoon every September for Kaillie’s birthday and spending as much time with Addison as he could. He also enjoyed his woodwork, slo-pitch, volleyball and BSing with anyone that would take the time to listen.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Adoptive Families Association of BC www.adopt.com.

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Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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The service for BARTON, James Glenn (Jim) is scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Fred & Bonnie Jarvis says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!

  • Doreen and Pete Golko says:

    Sharon and family

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. If you ever need to talk please call me, I will always be there for you

  • Barry and Leslie Smith says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences on your tremendous loss. We were neighbours with Jim on Barber Rd in Kelowna before, coincidentally, we bought Sharon’s home in Winfield and moved there. Jim was always so friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our time with him as our neighbour. May you take solace in your memories of fun times spent with him. Regards, Barry and Leslie Smith

  • Donna (Distefano) Fooks says:

    Dear Sharon and all of Jim’s family,
    I am just so sorry for you all in this great time of sorrow and for your loss. It was a true pleasure to know Barty. I will always remember his laugh and sense of humour. In all of the years we worked together I don’t think there ever was a time I didn’t see him smiling. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim & Dawn Siegmann says:

    Sharon & family – we are incredibly saddened to hear do Jim’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.

    Jim & Dawn Siegmann

  • Wynn and Shirley Whitfield says:

    Sharon and family

    We are deeply sadden by Jim’s passing. We will miss the conversations by the road and at the Rockets games. He was a pleasure to talk to and always made time say hello.
    Please accept our condolences.

    Wynn and Shirley

  • Linda Tague McLeod says:

    So very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Much love and sympathy.
    (Jim was my mom’s first cousin…Lois Rose Raner)We will all miss him…from his Iowa family.

  • Donna Stuike says:

    Sharon & families I am saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. You are all I my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences! God’s speed.

  • don bell says:


    You know from our conversations over the years how much your opinions about the important things in life have meant to me. I will miss shedding tears with you-


  • Vic&Dawna Loucks says:

    We were saddened to hear of Jims passing,we send our condolences to the family.Know that we have nice memories of Jim in Ogema

  • Kate Hutchinson says:

    Dear Sharon, Patrick, Kristine:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim for many years at ICBC and thought very highly of him. His smile, his sense of humour, his kindness, and compassion with a breath of fresh air. I play slow pitch with Jim for a couple of years and it was always fun having Jim on your team.

    Please accept my most sincere condolences during this very sad time. Jim will be sadly missed by those who had the pleasure to know him.


  • John & Joan Unsworth says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with all the family in this time of sorrow.

  • Ken&Chris Hehn says:

    Sharon ,Kris & Pat . So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Please except our condolence . He will be missed. Ken & Chris Hehn

  • Glenda says:

    Pat and Adele I am so sorry for your lose, I always enjoyed my chats with Jim, always a bright smile and kind words.

  • Doreen Jack says:

    Dear Sharon & Family…my sincere condolences to you all. Jim had a smile no matter when I saw him, especially on Tuesday mornings at the golf course in the Proshop. I am very sorry for your loss.

    Doreen Jack

  • owen tagseth says:

    Sharon, really sorry to hear of Jims passing. great memories of working with him being involved in minor softball in Rutland.stay strong.

  • the August Family says:

    Our thoughts are with you, we are so very sorry, to see the passing of JIM sending you hugs hugs hugs
    Irene and Brian

  • Ken Gillis says:

    Sharon and family, sorry for your loss. Jim will be remembered by me for his go all out hit it hard golf game. His positive attitude and great sense of humor will be missed.

  • Don and Noreen Sawyer says:

    Dear Sharon,

    We’re are so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. We will certainly miss his smiling face at the hockey games. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace. So sorry we will be not of town but please give us a call whe you are able to find some time. Jim will be missed by many but I am sure they have very fond memories to hold on to.

  • Helen & Lorne Johnson says:

    We were very saddened to learn of Jims passing. Jim and Helen went to school together in Ogema and have kept in touch ever since. We will miss our yearly telephone chats. So sorry for your loss, Kristine, Kaillie and the entire family. Helen & Lorne

  • Keith McCrady (Saskatoon) says:

    Jimmy was a good friend and co-worker at SGI. We remember the fun times in Saskatoon (lots) and many other memories.We are saddened to hear of Jims passing and send our condolences to the family left behind.He was a good man and a good friend. Time and distance kept us from more frequent meetings but Jimmy won’t be forgotten. Rest in peace Jimmy.

  • Floyd Rose says:

    Dear Sharon,Kristine,Pat and Families
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss of our Jim. May the memories and time heal your hearts. He was not only a cousin but a great football friend. I will miss his phone call when the roughriders play.
    Floyd Rose & Liz Mitchell

  • Brian Langevin says:

    Sharon & Family, So sorry to hear of Jim`s passing. He and I just talked one day in May and of course we talked about him coming back to softball.He will be missed!

  • Elaine says:

    Sharon, I am so sad and shocked to hear about Jim’s passing. I played ball with him for many years- I will miss seeing his smiling face and hearing his jokes. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the memories he left you with! Lots of Love and Hugs, Elaine

  • Ray Ulmer says:

    Our condolences to Jim’s family. Worked with Jimmy at SGI in Saskatoon. Many good times at the Avery’s. Keep playin’ that Sax my friend.

  • Fern and Rob Conelley says:

    With our sincere sympathy. May your memoires bring comfort to you. Jim was great guy and will be sadly missed. Always a wave and hello when passing on the corner. Take care.

  • Toby & Yvonne and families says:

    Sharon and family
    We are so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Always a smile.

  • Joan Cocar says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. The Bush family spent many good times with the Barton family in Ogema. He will be missed by many. Fred & Joan Cocar

  • John Scissons says:

    Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to Jim’s family as we remember the life, the good times and fellowship during his time in Saskatoon. Time and distance may separate people but not the great memories, especially Jim’s being part of history by taking in the Rider games and the 7 of us surviving the Grey Cup train trip from Saskatoon to Vancouver and back, as we celebrated the Riders first Grey Cup Win on Nov. 26, 1966. Rest in peace, my friend!

  • Marie Raeburn says:

    To Jim’s Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. May you all have the strength to get through these most difficult days, weeks, and months ahead. Pat & Adel, Sorry for your loss my heart goes out to both of you. Always will remember your Dad as cheerful and alway had a smile on his face when he came into the store. I will truly miss him.
    Marie Raeburn
    Marie R

  • Paul Spoljaric JR says:

    To the Barton family
    My condolences for your incredible loss.I will always remember his warm smile and positive energy. Jim, Thank you for the time you spent in my life. You will be missed but never forgotten.

  • Sheldon & Helen Sherman says:

    Sharon and family, our sincere condolences on Jim’s passing, it was indeed a shock to all to lose such a great person so unexpectedly. We will miss his smile and all the little stories he always had time to share with those he spoke to, a truly wonderful person!

  • Ervin Temple says:

    our condolences to James family,i worked with Jim at S.G.I.O in Saskatoon and lived with him at the Avery House hold. We had great times and he will always be remembered.

  • Jack & Fran Klassen says:

    Dearest Sharon & family: We are so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Love and Hugs to you and your family

  • Maureen Harke says:

    Sharon and families;

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May your happy memories carry you through this trying time. We have pleasant memories of Jim. He will be missed.
    Ray & Moe Harke

  • Vic and Ella Frank says:

    Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the recent death of your beloved husband, dad and granddad. We have know Jim for many years and always looked forward to his visits. We will miss his annual trip to Ogema.
    May God walk with you as you share your many memories.
    Vic and Ella

  • Shelley (Redlich) Letkemann says:

    Kris & Pat;

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I had a lot of fun growing up with you guys and remember your dad’s sense of humour.

    All the best as you walk through this difficult time.


  • Isabelle Swayze says:

    Sharon, we are so sorry to hear about Jim. We are thinking of you & yours. Isabelle, George, Amanda & Danny.

  • Marjorie & Ken Brown says:

    Sharon, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the families.
    Love, Marjorie & Ken Brown

  • Warren and Mary Hicks says:

    Sharon & family: We are so sorry to hear about Jim. We used to talk to him at McDonalds in Winfield when he and his friend came in for coffee. We used to talk hockey, the old slo-pitch friends we had in common and generally have a good laugh. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with you all.

  • Colleen & Glenn says:

    Kris & Pat & families, we are so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Lots of great memories of your dad while us kids were younger. He was a great guy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Glenn & Colleen Weber

  • Don and Mary Lou Huculak and Family says:

    Sharon, Pat, Kris and family
    “Barty” was one in a million. Fun loving, laughter and that mischievous smile, that you knew something was going on, will not be forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Lorraine Zaryski nee Baxter says:

    Our Condolences Dear Chris and Pat and Families Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing.so many great memories over the years @the ball fields with your Dad and also a few times up @ BW with Pat and the grandkids. Him and Orest had some good BS’ing time. The many years we saw him @ ICBC I will always remember his infectious smile and overlooking his glasses. He will be deeply missed by all whom lives he touched. Love Lorraine (nee Baxter ) and Orest Zaryski

  • Ted Neuman says:

    So sorry to hear this..Jim was a great with a great sense of humor…

  • Gary, Bev and family says:

    Our condolences to Jim’sfamily. Growing up in Ogema we were friends of the family. We will miss Jim.

  • Gary Harrington says:

    Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Enjoyed many years of slo pitch, volleyball and Rockets hockey. Jim’s smile will be missed at all those venues. Thoughts are with the family.

  • Veronique Loewen says:

    You are a strong woman. Your Dad knew that and was proud of you. He will live on in your heart and your memories.
    May the Lord give you the support you need in this difficult time.

  • Gail Fortney says:

    Sharon, Pat & Kris & families,
    So shocked and sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know we care and understand the loss of a loved one.
    With caring thoughts & friendship,
    Gail, Sean & Colin Fortney

  • Jeff and Lorenda Thompson says:

    May he rest in peace, and let the memories you all have carry you through this hard time. Our condolences.

  • Debbie Bush says:

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.I am glad that I got to see him at the Ogema reunion three years ago.He was always so positive about life and had that great smile.He will be missed by many.I hope the memories help you get through these troubled times

  • Carla Lundman & Yvonne Chaperon says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jim loved our dogs and the last time I let them go and smothered him with doggie kisses. He had such a great heart. Big hugs to you and your family

  • Kathy and Ken Stone says:

    Dear Sharon,
    We are so shocked and sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We will always remember that smiling face at the Rockets games. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Cathy Langdon says:

    Kristine and Kaillie, we are so sorry for your loss. It was wonderful to have met your dad on many occasions and are thoughts are with you both.

  • Naomi Hickey & Family says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss Pat, Adele and Family. He was such a sweet kind hearted man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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