Funeral service for the late Richard Barker, 72, formerly of Lakevale, Antigonish County, was held September 7 in St. Columba Church, Lakevale. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Mr. Barker died in Antigonish. The foster son of the late
Hudson and Linda Poole of Lakevale, he worked in the Arctic and in Alberta before returning home, where he was a lobster fisherman and construction worker. He spent most of his life in the service of others and several elderly people were able to remain in their homes in their declining years due to his help and support. He was a very kind and generous person.
He is survived by three brothers, Joseph (Barbara) Poole, Hamilton; Patrick Dotten, B.C.; Stanley William Barker (Eleanor), Bedford; sister, Mary (Stuart) Beaton, Antigonish; two nieces, Laurie, HRM; Susan (Joerg), Hatchett Lake; three nephews, Keith, HRM; John Poole, Ontario; Gordon (Cathy) Beaton, Antigonish.