Chipman Funeral Home Ltd.

BARTON, John “Johnny” – Chipman, NB

It is with heavy hearts that the family of John A. R. Barton “Johnny” of Chipman, NB announce his peaceful passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Monday, July 6, 2020. John was born in Cumberland Bay, NB on July 28, 1934 son of the late Murray and Ruby (MacVicar) Barton. He is survived by his loving wife Nora, of 43 years; daughters, Kathy Osborne and Christina (Philip) Clark; son, Daryl Barton; grandchildren, Hannah and Jackson Clark; brothers, Harold (Glenna), Frank, Leonard (Elanor) and Stanley; sister, Lorna Barton; several nieces, nephew, cousins, and many life long friends.

John was predeceased by his first wife, Freda Darrah; brothers, Lawrence, Allison and Gordon; sisters, Betty Barton, Mona Kirkman, Ethel Whitehead and Doris MacLean.

Johnny was happiest keeping busy and worked hard to do every task to the best of his ability. He will be remembered for his outstanding vegetable gardens and strawberries, which he diligently tended and generously shared with many friends and family. He was also known for his dependable mechanic skills, repairing anything from lawn mowers to trucks. At a very young age, Johnny started working at various garages in Chipman and served as a heavy equipment mechanic with the Dept. of Transportation until his retirement in 1995.

He overcame many challenges in life, but maintained a “keep on going” attitude through it all. He made it a point to spend time visiting with family and friends. He had a giving spirit, always willing to lend a helping hand where needed. He faithfully attended his church and enjoyed reading his bible every night before bed, or having “The Daily Bread” read to him in later years. He adored his family and delighted in his 2 grandchildren, his shining stars, who added so much joy to life and brought out the kid in him. Johnny will be dearly missed and always remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather to admire and look up to.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at the Second Chipman United Baptist Church on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gerald Burke officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the funeral and visitation are by invitation only.

Interment in the Red Bank United Church Cemetery following the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John made to the Second Chipman United Baptist Church, The Red Bank United Church Cemetery or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

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Patricia Brogan
Patricia Brogan
27 days ago

Nora and family, So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He always had a smile and kind word. I remember Dad relied on him to help fix a vehicle or give a hand in the cemetery. He will be missed by many! Hugs and prayers.

Evelyn Thibodeau
Evelyn Thibodeau
27 days ago

Nora and family , so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing , may you be comforted by God love and his ever lasting arms .
Johnny was a great guy , so friendly, he will be missed . Sending my love and prayers.

Rowena and Allison Chase
Rowena and Allison Chase
27 days ago

Nora and family- so very sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. Sincere sympathy being sent to you all at this time.

Don & Theresa
Don & Theresa
27 days ago

Nora, so sorry to hear of John’s passing, sending our sincere sympathy to you and family.

Norma (Ward) & Malcolm Gilchrist
Norma (Ward) & Malcolm Gilchrist
27 days ago

Sending our deepest sympathy to John’s family.

MaryAnn Fillmore
MaryAnn Fillmore
27 days ago

My sincere sympathy to all your family . So many great stories to remember about Johnny & my dad. Herbie Wanamaker. They had a lot of good times together. Thinking of you all at this time. MaryAnn Fillmore ( Wanamaker)

Arlene Peacock
Arlene Peacock
27 days ago

So sorry to hear about John. My deepest condolence to you, Nora, and to your family. Praying for God to comfort you at sad time.

Candace Richardson
Candace Richardson
27 days ago

Nora and family,
Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and the family at this difficult time. Sending you all a big hug!

Elaine Parker
Elaine Parker
26 days ago

Dear Nora, we are so sorry to read that Johnny has passed away. I never saw him without a smile on his face, he appeared to always be so happy. It was entertaining when we would run into Johnny. It seemed like there was a teasing match going on, between him and Randal. You dear husband will me missed Nora. We send you virtual hugs and our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Elaine Parker and Randal Bustard

Michael and Norma Perry
Michael and Norma Perry
26 days ago

Mike and I are very sorry for your loss. John was a wonderful man and will be missed by all that knew him.

Marilyn and John Mowat
Marilyn and John Mowat
26 days ago

So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Christine McLean Crain
Christine McLean Crain
26 days ago

So sorry for your loss! Such a kind man and so in love with his wife and young beautiful daughter is how I remember him from growing up in Red Bank Drive.

Terry Barton
Terry Barton
26 days ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle John’s passing. Please know that you’re all in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Take extra special care. Sending lots of love & hugs.

Jeannie May-Gallant
Jeannie May-Gallant
22 days ago

Dear Nora, Christina and extended family,
I was very sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. I remember Johnny as s very happy and contented man despite his health obstacles.
He was so proud of you Nora, Christina and your family.
Johnny was a good Chistian man and wasn’t afraid to let his light shine and he loved his church.
Take care and know my thoughts and prayers have been with you all the last few days.
Sincerely, Jeannie May Gallant

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