My sisters Sharon, Flora, (myself!) and our brother Steven.
A note to friends and family, and every one else whose life was touched by the love, grace, and kindness of our brother Steven.
It is with deep, deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our eldest brother: Steven James Barton. Steven passed away peacefully in his sleep in the hospital in Port Hardy B.C. last night shortly before 8:00 pm. He was one of the most gracious, filled with the "Love and presence of God" men that I have ever had the privilege to know. Though we are a family of believers, and heaven shall be Steven's home, it is still a very, very difficult path to walk. God is still great...and still reigns supreme.
Please keep Steven's sons and his grandchildren in your prayers. We had the honor and privilege to be with Steven and his sons and grandchildren this past weekend; for them, it will be a very difficult and challenging time.
With love and heart felt gratitude: Thank you for your support and prayers.
"Our Loss is heaven's gain."
Sincerely, Godwin, on behalf of the Barton family.