Barnhardt, Norman Bruce

Regiment: R.C. Artillery Regimental No. : K46395
Norman Barnhardt was born in Winborne AB on December 6, 1917 to parents Percy and Mabel Barnhardt. As a young man, Norman worked as a burner on the Machinery Depot shipyard in Victoria BC where he met his wife Annie Doreen “Dolly” McMillan. They were married on June 8, 1942 in Victoria. Shortly afterward Norman enlisted with the R.C. Artillery on July 11, 1942. Due to poor health he was discharged on November 4, 1943. In 1944 Norman became a grain buyer in Alberta and Saskatchewan, then moved to Creston BC. In 1951 the Barnhardts moved to north of Eaglesham AB and homesteaded on the Veterans Lease (Lassiters Project) W-6-79-25-W5. Norman and Dolly had 3 sons: Melvin, Allan, and John. Norman was a Legion member for over 25 years. He died of a heart attack on December 15, 1981 in Rycroft, and he is buried in the Peasant Heights Cemetery near Eaglesham.
Source: Smoky Peace Triangle pp. 128-129 Photo p. 84
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