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Melissa Barnetson

October 7, 1977 - January 20, 2013


Melissa Therese Gomes Barnetson, 35, of Vancouver, BC, died peacefully Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Vancouver General Hospital. She was born October 7, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of Paul and Linda Gomes. She courageously battled colon cancer for two years.

Melissa graduated from Msgr. Pereyma Catholic High School in Oshawa, Ontario and her life revolved around dance. She attended Creative Dance Workshop and Hearbeat of Dance where she also taught. In 2000, she moved to Vancouver, BC with her parents and she began teaching dance and musical theatre at Metropolitan Ballet Academy and Related Arts. In her spare time she passionately enjoyed painting, the arts, music, spending time with her friends, family and children.

On July 27, 2008 she was united in marriage to Aaron Randall Barnetson in Vancouver, BC.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron Barnetson and her two children, Bryce (4 years old), Mila (2 years old); her stepson, Isaac Barnetson; her parents, Paul and Linda Gomes, all from Vancouver, BC; her sister, Paula (Gomes) Archer and husband Clinton Archer of Hollywell, QLD, Australia and her brother, Matthew Gomes of Ottawa, Ontario. Melissa also leaves behind her cherished nieces, Audrey, Samantha and Alyssa and nephew, Spencer, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Melissa was the perfect mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend.

Inurnment Service is Friday, Feb 1, 2013 @ 11:00 am at Langley Lawn Cemetery, 4393 – 208 St, Langley, BC

Celebration of Life is Sunday, Feb 3, 2013, 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church, 8870 Glocer Road, Fort Langley, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations for the children's care are gratefully accepted. Mail any donation to Linda Gomes at 9451 Glover Rd, Box 230, Fort Langley, BC V1M 2R5 or Interac email money transfer to eternalloveformelissa@gmail.com



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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Vivian & Bill Smith

Our deapest condolences Matt to you and your family .

From: Jeff and Heather Edwards

Forever in our hearts xo

From: Sarah Stinson

Melissa was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed. Forever in my heart <3 My deepest condolences to the families.

From: Caroline King

Paula, My Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

From: Lisa Bassett

Thinking of you Melissa and sending my love to your family and friends. You fought courageously and will be forever remembered.

From: Brian & Gail Belgrave

Paul, Linda & Family and Aaron & Family,
Our heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Melissa. Deepest sympathy to all. May the precious memories bring you strength through this difficult time.
God bless.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 3, 2013
Beginning at 6:39am

Fort Langley Evangelical Free Church
8870 Glover Raod
Fort Langley, BC

8870 Glover Raod
Fort Langley, BC

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