BARSNESS – WALTER

Posted: February 22nd, 2018

BARSNESS – Walter age 94 of Swift Current, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Clover House in Swift Current, SK. Walter was born on June 29, 1923 on the family homestead north of Antelope, SK. He attended Shrubland School until leaving home at the age of 14 to make his way. Walt spent a short time in the Navy stationed in Halifax, NS before returning home to help run the family farm. In 1946 Walt married the love of his life Viola Tucken. They were blessed with two daughters Judy in 1948 and Wendy in 1953. Walt was a grain buyer in Webb and Simmie and then a fulltime farmer until he retired and moved to Lethbridge, AB in 1971. Once in Lethbridge retirement didn’t last long as his love of cars lead him to a career in cars sales, which he excelled at and loved. Walt and Vi enjoyed travelling and many winters in Arizona. He was a friendly, outgoing gentleman who always had time to share a story or two. He was a proud father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was known as “Mr. Fix It” to all who knew him and there was literally nothing he could not only fix, but also had the part for. Walter will be greatly missed by his daughter Wendy (Wendell) Moberg, son in-law Cyril Oscar (Twyla), Sister in-law June Barsness, grandchildren Tammi Gloeckler, Nicole Oscar, Jodi (D.J.) Carlson, Lesli (Tyler) Hopfner and great grandchildren Chase Steadman (Brittney), Nate & Courtney Eldstrom, Tori & Rhett Carlson, Brooklyn & Brittney Hopfner and numerous nieces and nephews.  Walter is pre-deceased by his loving wife Viola and daughter Judy Oscar, his parents Martin & Hilda Barsness, In-laws Otto & Pauline Tucken, sister Myrtle (John) Broten, brothers Ottar (Dorthy) Roosen, Lorne (Myrtle) Roosen, Wilhelm (Irma) Roosen, Melford (Hilda) Barsness, Harry (Josephine) Barsness, Arthur (Ella) Barsness, Louis Barsness, brother in-law Eldeen Tucken, sister in-laws Floriene (Rene) Quintin, Eleanor (Ralph) Parsons. At Walters request there will be no formal service. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation or Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Health Care Foundation.  For further information or to sign the family book of condolence, visit www.parksidefuneralhome.com.  Arrangements in care of Parkside Memorial Funeral Home – Ryan Cappelle.


10 Condolences to “BARSNESS – WALTER”

  1. Brenda Ohlheiser says:

    My prayers and deepest sympathy are with each of you with the loss of Walt. I got to know him when I was married to Rick Parsons. I can remember that Walt had a great sense of humour.
    Brenda Ohlheiser

  2. Shirley Klassen says:

    So sorry to hear of Walters passing – my mom, Dorothy Hendry, lived beside him in Golden West Manor. He was always so good to her and we always appreciated his kindness. God bless all of his family – Shirley Klassen, Linda Zanidean, Jean Regier and Roberta Barber

  3. Doug & Kathy Parsons says:

    Wendy & Family, Sorry to hear about your dad. We have such fond memories about your dad. Looking back , he was one of a kind. He could start up a conversation with anyone. When it came to cars, he was so knowledable. We are sorry not to have seen him in recent years, but thoughts of him were not forgotten. Our best wishes to your family & everyone who knew “uncle Walt”. Our sincere condolences to you.

  4. Doug & Kathy Parsons, Kelowna, BC says:

    Wendy & Family, Sorry to hear about your dad. We have such fond memories about your dad. Looking back , he was one of a kind. He could start up a conversation with anyone. When it came to cars, he was so knowledable. We are sorry not to have seen him in recent years, but thoughts of him were not forgotten. Our best wishes to your family & everyone who knew “Uncle Walt”. Our sincere condolences to you.

  5. Terry Bymoen says:

    We are sorry for your Loss walt was a real good guy !!

  6. Trudy (Trudeau) Auger says:

    Sorry Wendy to hear about your loss of your Dad.

  7. Karen Parsons Foster says:

    I was so saddened to hear about Uncle Walt.
    When I go down the memory lane of my childhood, I am filled with memories of family weekend sleepovers, Christmases when dad couldn’t leave the station so you came to us. Playing in the elevator at Simmie and a plethora of others– too numerous to mention but all leaving a feeling of a happy “childhood family” that will be with me always. A great caring uncle to me.

  8. Wendy Perry says:

    My deepest condolence to Wendy and family. I loved seeing your Dad… wether it was out in Gull Lake or at my job.. he was always a favorite of mine and enjoyed sitting and listening to his stories .. he will always have a place in my heart. Hugs to you Wendy ❤️

  9. Eleanor Grona says:

    What a loss, we all just loved your “Walt”, he always had an interesting story often with a humorous twist to end it! I can hear his laugh now. I was only a teenager when the family moved in across the street on 13th and there started a great friendship that has lasted these 50+ years. He was just such a super nice gentlemanly guy that all of us loved! My sincerest condolences to you all!

  10. Ray and Lori Dancer says:

    Wendy & Wendell
    So sorry to read about your Dad Wendy.

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