2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Marian Barkley (nee Whitteker) July 1, 1941 - August 17, 2016

Marian Barkley (nee Whitteker) passed away August 17, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Donnie Barkley, mother of Kevin (Carolyn), Kendra (Ryan) and Krista (Chris) and grandmother of Maddison, Dylan, Joshua, Jonah, Zechariah and Malachi. Marian was born to Mahlon and Alma Whitteker (nee Casselman) on July 1, 1941. Marian was predeceased by all her brothers and sisters. Marian started teaching at age 17 at Sandy Creek in Glen Stewart, Matilda Township. Shortly after that, she attended Ottawa Teachers College in Ottawa. She continually taught until she retired in June 1995. As well as enjoying teaching, she also enjoyed helping out on the farm. Donnie and Marian had many happy years of travelling after they retired.

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Funeral to be held at 1 pm on Sunday August 28, 2016 at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall, 2967 Lough Road, South Mountain, followed by reception and light lunch. By family’s request, a private burial will be held. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Marian to the Dundas County Hospice or the Inkerman United Church. Arrangements entrusted to the Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836). Online condolences may be made at


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    Laurie Lannin says

    My thoughts and prayers to Kendra and Krista and family.

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    Linda & Wayne Apsey says

    we are sending our deepest sympathies to the family.

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    Marian Michalicka says

    Dear Kevin, Kendra, Krista and families,
    I have many wonderful memories of our camping and snowmobiling adventures with your family. May treasured memories support you through this very difficult time.

    Loads of love now and always, Marian.

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    Carolyn Wagner says

    Deepest sympathy to Mrs Barkely’s family. Your Mom taught me in Grade 5 at Morrisburg Public School back in the early 70’s. She was a wonderful teacher and lady.
    May she rest in peace and may you cherish all your wonderful memories of her throughout the years.

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    Ted & Karin (Liptak) Ceelen says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

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    Walter & Pat McShane says

    Deepest Sympathy.

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    Don & Joan Findlay says

    Our sincere sympathy to the family.

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    Janie Grimes says

    Kendra and family, my heart aches for your loss.

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    Willie & Barb says

    Our sincere sympathy to the Barkley family.

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    Leo and Lucille Beriault says

    We are sending our deepest sympathies to Kevin, Kendra and Krista and your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Todd and Lee findlay says

    Kevin, Krista, Kendra and families our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother

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