Barnes Road

British Columbia. Road
Forks off McBride Road South
53.3094 N 120.1816 W GoogleGeoHack
Roads are not in the official geographical names databases

The road is probably named after Regina-born Robert Barnes (1907–1971) who married Gladys Jeck of McBride in 1945. In 1947 they moved to the vicinity of McBride. Barnes served in the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps from 1941 to 1946. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and worked on the Canadian National Railway

Calgary-born Frank Barnes (b. 1928) came to Crescent Spur in 1955 to manage the Nance Lumber Company’s planer mill. After the mill closed in 1965, Barnes logged, operated a sawmill, and contracted road building and land clearing.


  • Wheeler, Marilyn [1932–2016]. The Robson Valley Story. McBride, B.C.: Robson Valley Story Group, 1979
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  1. Sheila Jeck

    There may be an error in this description. Robert Barnes was born in Regina 1907 and passed away in McBride in 1971 (not 1968) [this has been corrected]. He was married to my aunt Gladys Jeck (and the rest of the biography applies to Robert / Bob).

    There was a fellow named William Ralph Stanley Barnes (1907-1968) who is also buried in McBride Cemetery. He was married to Ione Vivian Hill. He was born in Montreal and lived in B.C. for 13 years. (This info from his B.C. death record). I don’t believe he was related to Bob Barnes.

    Bob lived the longest in McBride likely. You could check these details with his children Mabel Moore or Leonard Barnes who live in McBride.


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