Robert Stephen “Steve” Barker passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital on March 11, 2015. Steve was born on December 23, 1934 in New West minster, British Columbia. He was 80 years old.
Steve was survived by his daughter Teresa (Gord) Heisterman, son Ron (Gail) Barker, grandson Brad (Karen) Heisterman, granddaughters Laura Heisterman, Nicole Barker, Tamara Barker, Sheena Marshall, great granddaughters Dezirae and Jorja Bond.
Steve was predeceased by his wife Darrell Barker.
He was self-employed for many years. He ran many restaurants, one with his wife Darrel called the Mount Paul Diner and one with his granddaughter Laura called Papa’s Diner.
Steve and Darrel loved their race horses and had many great memories over the years at the track. He took great pleasure playing crib and especially loved his time on Wednesdays with good friends at the Legion.
Steve was ‘Papa’ to many and he loved to give rather than receive.
A service for Robert Stephen Barker will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Clearwater Legion Building from 2-4 p.m. This will be pot luck so please bring your favourite snack. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office 150-686 W. Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia. V5Z-1G1.
Services entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Clearwater, British Columbia, 250-674-3030.