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Kenneth "Ken" David Barber

May 5, 1952 - Apr 13, 2023


  At Ken's request no service will be held at this time.


Donations may be made in Ken’s name to the Red Deer Cancer Clinic or to the Rocky Mountain House Health Care Centre.


Kenneth David Barber
May 5, 1952 – April 13, 2023

With great sadness we announce the passing of Kenneth David Barber after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ken was born at Cranbrook, British Columbia on May 5, 1952, to Peggy and Walter Barber. On August 14, 1971, Ken married Shirley and they settled in Rocky Mountain House, AB. Together they had three children. Ken spent his life operating heavy equipment. From building leases to towing trucks at the rigs, he was skillful and dedicated to his job operating a caterpillar as well as the companies he worked for over the years. He spent many years working for Speight Construction Inc. and McMeekin Resources Ltd.
Ken was predeceased by his wife Shirley in June 2021. Ken is also predeceased by his dad Walter and stepmother Lillian Barber, mother Peggy Barber as well as his sisters Doreen Blake and Joan Nelson; brothers-in-law Ken and Murray Summers and sister-in-law Marj Summers.
He is survived by his children Tammy Shevalier, Walter Barber and Sherri Barber all of Rocky Mountain House, AB as well as one grandson Jesse Cooling also of Rocky Mtn. House, AB. Ken is also survived by his brother Doug Barber of Edmonton, AB and Donalda Hollen of Edmonton, AB; three sisters-in-law – Joyce (Wayne) Ahlstrom of Rocky Mtn. House, AB, Lois (Grant) Porat of Grenfell, SK, Norma (Steve) McKenzie of Moose Jaw, SK; three brothers-in-law – Merv Summers of Regina, SK, Al Summers (Marie) of Riverhurst, SK, and Don Summers (Babs) of Airdrie, AB as well as sister-in-law Sharon Summers of Creston, BC.
One of Ken’s favorite things was going for coffee with friends at Petro-Canada and McDonalds. He made friends wherever he went.
At Ken's request no service will be held at this time.
Donations may be made in Ken’s name to the Red Deer Cancer Clinic or to the Rocky Mountain House Health Care Centre.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Joseph Bugiera :

I'm so very sorry for you're loss my deepest condolences too you're family

Penny Bradwell, Saskatoon :

My sincere sympathy goes to all of you. To lose both parents so close together is very difficult. When I'm down to see Scooter, I will be sure to stop by.

Donna Hamilton:

Condolences to the family!

Rhonda Hamilton McPhail:

Tammy, Walter and Sherri,
I first met you kids the very first day I moved into your neighborhood. That was 42 years ago.
Your Mom and Dad were wonderful people and your entire family were the greatest neighbors to have. I did not know you lost your Mom. I can’t imagine your Dad without her.

I am sending all my love and sympathy to each of you. To me you seem too young to have lost both parents, but I guess as I grew older, so did you. I think of you often with fond memories of our neighborhood. Take care and I wish the very best in life for each of you.

Donn & Dawn Mason:

Sending our deepest condolences to all the family...

Sandi Dobko :

I’ll never forget his smile …. Sweetest ever right til the end . Rest In Peace fine sir

Fallon :

Big boss was a wonderful person. He was so kind and such a sweetheart to all of us here at McDonald’s. We all enjoyed chatting with him whenever he came in to “make sure we are doing our jobs right” lol. He was always good for a laugh and some great life advice. We all greatly miss him and his wonderful smile.

Laura turnbull:

Condolences to kens family, ken was nice man always so pleasant always so kind and funny to chat with, served him many times at petro canada rip ken ..

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