Allan Barnfather was born on 27 April 1931 in Northumberland,
England, to John T. Barnfather and his wife, Nora (Hall), and passed away peacefully in his sleep on 26 November 2007.
Allan was activley involved in
the Boy Scouts and Church of England throughout his life and spent his working life as a plumber. He served in
the RAF for approximetly 3 years. He had a keen interest in his family history.
Allan was married to the former June Fuller and had
3 sons and several grandchildren.
Should you wish to send condolences to the family, please
contact me at the email address below.
NORMAN KENNETH FRENCH
In the mid 1990s, several Barnfather researchers found
each other via our new connections to the Internet. We came from England, Canada, the United States and Australia.
Our Aussie member was Norman Kenneth French who, sadly, passed away on August 10, 2008.
Norman was the most intrepid of researchers.
Missing links annoyed him no end and he seldom rested until he could find the source material to prove a given lineage.
He encouraged - no, challenged - us all to become better researchers and the Barnfather family was one of his passions.
He generously shared information with all who asked and helped many a novice Barnfather reseacher onto the path
to finding his or her heritage. He was a colleague and a friend and he will be very sorely missed.
Normal leaves his wife, two sons and a daughter
and their spouses and seven grandchildren.
|Jerry Barnfather in front of the room dedicated to his father, All Saints Church, Pontiac, Michigan
Jerry, who lived in Florida, USA, passed away
on November 30th, 2008, at the age of 74.
Jerry worked for General Motors before retiring and was actively
involved in community theaters.
Jerry had traced his family back to Middlesex, England, in the
late 1700s and was one of the original group of Barnfather researchers who ‘found each other’ on the Internet
in the 1990s. He was an enthusiastic seeker of his Barnfather connections and made contact with Barnfathers the world
over. He and his wife, Gail, attended the first Barnfather Reunion in 2000.
Jerry is very much missed.
|Alan James and Renee Barnfather
ALAN JAMES BARNFATHER
Alan James Barnfather was born in 1922 in Dollis Hill, London, and
was the last of 5 brothers when he died on Monday, February 9th, 2009 at his home in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.
Alan’s family lived in Langholm, Dumfrieshire, for a time. He joined the Midland Bank in London where
he met Renee March, whom he married in 1952. They had three children, Jill, Ian
Alan was very interested in horology and loved tinkering and repairing clocks and watches.
He and Renee were regular attendees at the local Church of England in Harrow Weald and latterly at Chorleywood where they
moved about 25 years ago. They were also both enthusiastic supporters and attendees
of the Barnfather Family Reunions.
Sadly, Renee died in 2007.
John Albert Barnfather of New Zealand
passed away after a long battle with cancer on 31 March 2009 at the age of 76. He served in the New Zealand Army for
many years and was devoted to his large family. John Albert was preceded in death by his wife and eldest son and is
much missed by his family and friends.
Eric Robert Barnfather, a devoted father, brother, grandfather and uncle,passed away suddenly at his
home on March 24th, 2012.
Born in Lancashire in 1948, Eric was a woodturner by trade and owned Barnfather Precision Woodturnings
in Preston, Lancashire, for many years. His ancestry traces back through Durham
and Northumberland to Hardhurst Farm in Lanercost, Cumberland, in the 1600s. His
ancestors worked with wood as far back as his 4th great grandfather who was born in Cumberland in 1800.
Both Eric and his father, George Barnfather, were very interested in their family history and eager
to make family connections. Eric and I had corresponded on this as early as 1997.
Eric is deeply missed by his family and friends.
CLARE MARIE BARNFATHER MONGER
Clarice (Clare) Marie Monger (nee Barnfather) died on the
5th of February 2012 at the age of 102 in Brighton, Victoria, Australia.
Clare saw many changes in the world during her 102 years and
remarked how simple things like the advent of the washing machine changed her life, giving her more time to read and pursue
her own interests.
The photo on the right was taken on the occasion of Clare's
100th birthday and includes the greetings sent to her by Queen Elizabeth and Australian dignitaries.
Clare, a widow, is survived by two sons and a daughter,
six grandchilren and ten great-grandchildren. She was much loved and is deeply missed.