It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ann M. Barker. After a battle well fought, Ann passed away peacefully on December 12, 2012 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital with her loving family at her side. Ann was born and raised in Bentley, Alberta. She was the youngest of three children born to Oscar and Mary Vig. On March 20, 1953, she married the love of her life Gordon Barker. The couple settled in Sylvan Lake in 1964 and Ann became the consummate mother and home maker. On March 20, 2013 the couple would have celebrated their 60th anniversary. She is survived and will be deeply missed by her husband Gordon Barker; her children Bev (Brian), Larry (Colette), Don (Steven), and Janice as well as five precious grandchildren, Perry, Hailey, Eric, Connor, and Taegan. Ann loved cooking, fishing, playing music, and laughter. Ann’s legacy will be her lifetime of “lead by example” lessons on how people should treat others with compassion, humanity, and without judgment. The family would like to thank all of the caregivers on Unit 32 and the staff at the Cancer Clinic. A special heartfelt thank you to Krista Rawson, who from the first meeting, became a trusted guide to Ann and the Barker family throughout this journey. During Ann’s hospital stay, the generous donation of blood became invaluable. We encourage others to donate this precious gift in her memory. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Alliance Community Church, 4404-47 Ave, Sylvan Lake. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6.

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