Albert Barbour

Obituary of Albert Earl Barbour

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the Passing of Albert “Earl” Barbour at the age of 89.

A lifelong resident of Wilmer, Earl was born during the great depression and endured the harsh conditions of food rationing during the second world war.

Earl grew up working on the family farm located west of Wilmer, eventually taking control after the death of his father. To supplement his farming income, Earl worked as a big game hunting guide and cutting Christmas trees.

Earl lived a simple and frugal life and was most proud of his pioneering heritage of the Barbour family. He was a passionate defender of the “keeping Jumbo wild” movement and he cherished the ruggedness and natural beauty of the Jumbo wilderness area and wanted it saved for the enjoyment of future generations.

Earl is survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents James and Mabel Barbour and Uncle Ed Barbour which he was very close to, his brother Harold Barbour and sisters Edna Godlien, Ellen Hall, Dorothy Quinn and Ann Stevenson.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a memorial donation can be made to the Windermere Valley Museum.

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