John James Barnard

09/16/1982 — 11/25/2006

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Richland, Washington

John James Barnard

John Barnard a loving, loyal son, brother, grandson, cousin, uncle and friend. John ''B'' was never seen without his signature smile, a smile that will forever be in his loved ones hearts. John ''B'' was always up for a challenge and loved to have a good time. He loved camping, music, movies, the Columbia River, Green Bay Packers, his dad Bill's barbequed ribs and his mom Anita's burritos. John especially enjoyed kicking his dad and brother's butts at the board game Axis and Allies. He had an incredible relationship with his younger brother Matt, and was a great brother to his sister Melanie and uncle to her children. He loved spending time with family and friends and never hesitated to tell everyone how much he loved them. He was the life of the party because of his great sense of humor and generosity. John was very loving and never hesitated to open his heart, mind and arms to his loved ones. It was a rarity to see John without friends or family. John came into this world on September 16, 1982 in Richland, Washington. And left us on Saturday morning, November 25, 2006. He leaves behind his mother Anita and father William Barnard, his brother Matthew and sister Melanie, as well as his nephews Sebastian and Freddy and his niece Arlelle. Maternal Grandparents Simon Salinas of Pasco and Sarah Gomez of Richland, and John and Patricia Barnard of Coulee Dam, Wash. John will be missed by his many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be 7:00 PM Thursday, November 30, 2006 at Einan’s Funeral Home, with visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM Friday, December 1, 2006 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Richland.

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  • farewell friend

    kristopher ingman
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • I am sad to know that such a wonderful friend had to leave so early. I have many fond memories of John. He had a contagious laugh and made sure that his friends were having a good time. He loved his family and friends very much and made sure that they knew. John…you have such a beautiful soul, I will forever miss you and you will always be in my heart. Barnard family…I am deeply sorry for the pain that you are going through, your family is in my prayers. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.

    Monica Steel
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • John was my best friend from 2nd grade up until 6th grade and I lost contact with him when I moved to Seattle. I’ve always missed him and thought about him over the years and Im sad to hear such a great man had to pass so soon. I will always remember you John.

    Patrick Davis
    November 4, 2014
    Kent, WA, US
  • My Love and Sympathy goes out to all his family and friend! I new John only by his smile and always making me feel good about myself! He was a very happy guy. RIP we will all miss you John!

    Ashley Swanberg
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, US
  • My sympathies go out to your family. You always had a smile on your face and always tried to make the most out of any situation. You will always be in our memories and prayers.

    Meghann OReilly
    November 4, 2014
    KENNEWICK, WA, US
  • John was my best friend! I love him and miss him. He will always be in my heart and my thoughts. My heart goes out to his family and all of our friends, he was a great man and he will definetly be missed. i love you john.

    Ariel

    Ariel Nai-che
    November 4, 2014
    Tempe, AZ, US
  • You will be forever missed. My deepest sympathy to all you left behind.

    Jennifer McCracken
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • you will be missed by all of us! Thinking of you always!

    Sara renee hallman
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • We will miss you more that you will ever know…Keep Smiling buddy !!!

    Christian Swanberg & Sheena L. Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Bill and Anita:

    I am so sorry to hear about John. My deepest sympathy. I never met John but only heard Bill speak about him in the years when I worked with him. I wish I could find words of comfort for you all, but none exist. Know that I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Barb Chase

    Barb Chase
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I went to the same school with John and visited him with Amie Huckleberry at Pizza Hut on what he told us was his last day working there. He was very funny and full of plans. Even though he didn’t know me that well, he still treated me like I was a friend. I feel like I am lucky to have known him, even if it wasn’t as well as most people got to know him. R.I.P. John.

    Christopher Sean Foley
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I am the director of the CBC fitness center so I know John well since he spent many days working hard. His smile and kind heart did lift eveyone around him up and I cried when I read the news of this great loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    Laura Stoker
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Heaven must have been missing an Angel. They took mine. I love You Son. Dad

    Bill Barnard
    November 4, 2014
    Richlandduh, WA, US
  • Even though I have not seen or talked to John in a while, I was still shocked and saddened that he was taken away so young. He was quite the smartass, but that’s why we all loved him. His unforgetable smile, and fun personality will always be in our hearts. My condolences to his family. You will never be forgotten, John.

    Karis Rogers
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My heart goes out to you all, I am truly sorry for the loss of John.

    I wish that I could be there to give you guys all hugs. I miss you all, I wish that I could be home at time of need. We all know how special John was to all of us. My thoughts are with you Anita, Bill, Melanie, and Matt. My thoughts are also with Alice, David, Stephanie, Mike, Heather, Zack, Lucy, Mark., any one that I missed. I love you all!

    Everyone is talking about his smile, which is so true. His smile would beam ear to ear. Thoughts of when I was small come up in my head. When he would mess with my mom which is really funny. He would be the brave one to do so. He will by missed by me and also loved.

    Fly with the Angel’s John.

    Angelica Rosenthal Reyes
    November 4, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ, US
  • I feel truly blessed for the good times that John and I shared together, they were some of the best times of my entire life. I will never, ever forget his beautiful smile and the way he made me feel when I was around him. I will miss him more than he will ever know!

    Shannon Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • John was a great friend who I loved very much. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

    I quiver. I shiver.

    They tell me the news.

    I wonder why He chose you.

    I walk the streets remembering you

    No matter what they say,

    it’s still the same.

    Only you could fill the empty void

    I know you’re okay and feel no pain,

    But with each passing day

    I say a prayer asking God to take care of you.

    We miss you and love you.

    In our hearts is where you’ll stay,

    Until we meet again in Heaven someday

    Heather Den Boer
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • To John B:

    I remember the first day I met you camping and it was so much fun. Then I enetered high school and we became very close. You always gave me the best compliments and brightened up my day just like a lot of people. I appreciate your love for me and my family. You were a great friend to my brother also which makes me happy. But I will never forget the good times we had and I will always remember that you will still be that angel making me smile.

    The Family:

    You have raised an awsome son that has touched so many people’s hearts and you should be proud of that. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Beth Redmond
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the Barnard Family

    The depth of our sorrow is a reflection of the happiness that John brought to our life, and the joy and exuberance we shared from having known John. I am terribly sorry for your loss. While grief is universal, it is also very personal. It is difficult to imagine right now, but time and faith does heal. And you will always have those special memories of John in your heart that will bring a smile to your face.

    I think the first thing that I am going to ask God when I get to heaven is why He calls the kind, generous, compassionate, and good hearted people home at such an early age. The only thing that I can imagine now is that He calls His angles home first, because He has more important work for them in heaven.

    I came to know John through my daughter, Shannon. I have to echo what others have already said about John’s smile, which was always present and very “contagious”. John was a happy and fun person to be around, and I was truly blessed by the opportunity of knowing John. And, like others have already stated, John was always willing to help out with anything, including moving furniture up and down several flights of stairs helping me move my daughter to Richland.

    You are in my thoughts and my prayers!

    Mike Neely

    Mike Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • as of the 25th heaven got its self a new angel. One whose heart was as big as the universe. I will never know a guy like jon b again. he was just a great friend. Jon b would give the shirt of his back to someone who needed it thats a fact. U will always b here for ur memory will live in the hearts of his family and friends for shore mine. Farewell jon b i will never forget u brother.

    ronnie love
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. May you rest in peace.

    Nikki Tolar
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • For those who new John he will forever be in our hearts, and greatly missed. We will never forget you. Because you always made us laugh and smile. My family and I just would like to say we will miss you and never forget you and charish the times we had.

    Tami Love
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My John B.

    I already miss your laughter, and ever lasting smile. When I look at the stars at night I will always remember you John, for you are the poem-

    True Friends are like Diamond

    Precious but rare-

    False Friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere.

    Your friendship truely is a Precious Diamond to us. We thank our Father God for letting everyone be blessed to know you in our lives.

    I love you John

    Eilene Dale
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • John, i love you! you will forever be a great friend. You have one of the greatest hearts i’ve ever seen. your smile will never be forgotten. you are one of the kindest souls i’ve ever met. i feel privledged to have known you and been on the receiving side of your ongoing love for your friends. i love you John.

    Kelsey Roach
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Silly me, I thought I was the only one who knew about your smile John. Your way of greeting people was also pretty special. It included that cheerful, honest smile, a warm hug, and a twinkle in your eye that makes me believe that eyes really can smile. Your greeting was simple, sincere, and genuine. I never doubted it and always appreciated the feeling that came with. I will think about it and miss it everytime I walk into your home.

    Anita Amiga, Bill, Matt, Melanie and all of John’s loving family, My wish is that God’s loving, healing and protective wings embrace you. My heart hurts for you.

    Nelda

    Nelda Cano
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Reykjavik, Iceland 03 Dec 06

    To the Barnard and Salinas Families-

    I have just learned of your loss, and would like to offer my deepest sympathy.

    I fondly remember John James as a small child. What a great kid. How happy he was to have a brother when Matt was born. How “Chopper” loved that kid so much.

    Bill, I am SO sorry. It’s difficult to describe my feelings now. If there is ANTHING I can do to help during these trying times let me know. And please remember that “Those who live in the hearts of others never die.”

    Steve Tillman
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, US
  • JOHN

    Where dO I begin to let you know what kind of impact you had on our lives first of all you were a beautiful person with a very beautiful smile I will never forget you nor will I let anyone else forget you, you taught me how to love its shocking I know but you did that to me you will always be Big John to me and I am so greatfull that you came to my house and share some memoroies that are just mine and your uncle marty’s cause you were awesome don’t worry we will keep an eye on your parents but I just want to thank you for being so family oriented and caring about your family Thank you Bill and Anita for having such a loving son you did a beautiful job raising a son like that I liked the freedom he express and the love he had for his entire family and extended family I honestly loved you John but I think you knew that with the converserations that we had even if they were alittle crazymain about your uncle0 but stil l love ya bud I will all see ya soon and we will be smiling together again and because we are who we are come on fight together again cause please we are part salinas drama too. that is between me and you Good night BIG JOHN with that sweet smile til we see each other again

    EMILY SALINAS
    November 4, 2014
    pasco, WA, US
  • Dear John,

    I’ve never been good with coming out with my feelings but losing such an amazing person as you has really changed me. You’ve helped me realize the important things in this precious world and not stress about the not so important ones. When I drive in the car and think about you or talk with you I realize that life is about smiling and being happy whether doing it yourself or making it happen for others, which you excelled in either way. That’s all I’ve heard about for a while is John B’s smile or your laugh that was so funny in itself that it made the people that surround you laugh. You were quite the hillarious one John and it’s hard to imagine that I will never hear your laugh again but it will forever be in my heart. Although trying to accept what has happened has been one of the most if not the most difficult thing I’ve had to deal with in my life it is comforting to know that you are with God watching over us and that we will see each other again someday. And until that day I will miss you so much and hold onto the warming memories you left. I love you more than you could imagine.

    Heather

    Heather Blotz
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Johnny,

    it’s gonna be hard without u in this family. I remember a few months ago when you came over to my house and played videogames. Beat me with a hail mary as time expired in the fourth quarter, but it’s ok i got u back later in pool. I’m gonna miss you coming over in the summer and swimming. You were my only cousin that took time out of your busy life and came over to play with your little cousin. I hardly got to say thanks or tell you how much I appreciated it, but I think you understood. I never said it much to your face, but u don’t know how much I love you. It’s been hard these past few weeks, but I know that you would want me to stay strong for you and the family. I will never forget you and your signature smile and laugh. your jokes that made everyone laugh, and your personality that everyone was attracted to. you were the center of attention everywhere you went and you more than deserved it. you were one of the best influences of my life, and i will never,ever forget how much you impacted me. I can’t wait until I see you again. Please watch over our family until that time comes Johnny. I love you so much

    Love,

    Zack

    Zack Blotz
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • John you will be deeply missed by so many. Your great laugh and warm smile will remain in my memory forever. Barnard family, I am truly sorry for your loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Blake Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Im so sorry this has happend to you John, I will never forget your smile and warm heart! You were such a good person and loved by so many..I will always miss you…Thankyou for the joy you brought to my life!

    Mandi Riggs
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • I met John B a few years ago, I met him through David. I remember that great big smile… he made it seem like I had known him forever. He had a way of brightening your day any time you saw him. And although we’ll never know why he had to leave us so soon, he will never be forgotten! John, you will be missed…..

    Heidi
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, US
  • Dear John,

    My cousin, and my closest friend. I miss you so much right now. I miss the brown of your eyes, your laugh and voice, I miss seeing the mole on your lip that we both have, I miss your skin, I miss us. John, I love you so much and I always will, I dont know what I am going to do without you. I cant wait until I see you again. Please visit me in my dreams. I’ll see you again. Watch over me.

    Barnards,

    My heart aches with you and for you. Nobody knew John like you three. I wish I could take away your pain. Uncle Bill, I am here for you, Aunt Anita, I am here for you, Matt, I am here for you.

    Stephanie

    Stephanie Rodriguez
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, US
  • To my dear sister Anita and Bill: It is so hard at these times to be able to get through them. I loved John SOOOOOOOO Much I can’t even begin to say how much. John was one of the stars in the sky, his eyes and smile shined everytime I saw him or spoke with him on the phone. I could hear it in his “HI TIA”. John was very special to me, he was my god son! I was very proud of that and he always made me feel very special. From the first time I saw John I knew he was special because he always made everyone feel warm inside. I’ll miss you terribly Johnny Boy, but I’ll carry you with me in my heart “FOREVER”. I’ll have the great memories you left with me.

    Love you from your Tia Alice

    Aunt Alice
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Dear Bill, Anita and Family,

    I hope that you can find some comfort in your many special memories and in the thought of the years you shared. Please know that you are very much in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

    Sincerly,

    Kathy Schroeder

    Kathy Schroeder
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Anita & Bill: I did not know John personally, but it seems from reading the Guestbook and attending his service; he was the best son, friend, uncle, brother anyone could ever have. God Blessed you in having a son like John.

    My heart goes out to all of you, Anita, Bill, Melanie & Matt.

    My prayers & thoughts are with you all!

    Alicia Urbina
    November 4, 2014
    Sunnyside, WA, US
  • Dear John,

    Words cannot express the pain we all feel now that you are gone. We were all so close that we were more like brothers and sisters. And you were a brother to me. We are all gonna miss hearing your laugh and seeing your smile. You were always so generous and putting others before yourself. There was never a dull moment when we were around you and you brought a fun presence in everything you did. I admired you for your spirit that you held. Please look over your family in this difficult time and throughout their lives. I promise I will be here to take care of them as well. I want to thank you for all the great memories we have shared and I will never forget any of them. I love you John and you will never be forgotten.

    Your cousin

    Mikey

    Dear Barnards,

    We will all miss John so much. And I want you guys to know that we are all here for you. I know John would want us all to live out our lives like he did, enjoying life and living it to the fullest. Aunt Nita and Uncle Bill you raised a good spirited son who had a beautiful personality. Now his spirit will shine in a new place. We all love you guys and John so much and we will continue to love you guys. We are here for you.

    Love

    Mikey

    Mikey Rodriguez
    November 4, 2014
    Ithaca, NY, US
  • Be at peace…my beautiful beautiful beautiful boy.

    …I love you more! Mom

    Mom
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Even though we did not know John we heard so many wonderful things from his grandparents, Jack and Pat Barnard. Pat and I have been best friends for over 60 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Peggy and Ott Stephens

    Peggy & Ott Stephens
    November 4, 2014
    Orangeburg, South, Carolina,29115, US
  • I will never forget living at Matts when John would come sit with me in my room and let me read my songs and poems to him all night and how much he always supported my dreams and ideas. And how comfortable I always felt while in his presence. My friend heaven called for you and God took you home. I will forever spread your love. for it is you, that I am lucky to have known.

    My heart goes out to your family and to all those who were closer to you than I.

    Sarah Watson
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Johnny Johnny Johnny,

    Your smile, your warmth and sweet loving way will forever be in my heart which is broken and I know that mending it will only come with time. I am so very grateful for all the wonderfull memories of our very special times together. They are now more precious than gold to me. Even though you leave behind a world of hurt, I believe you will help us each day to move forward. You are truly my “Johnny Angel.” You and Matty cat are what inspired me to have my own sweet children. I just knew that I had to have someone like you for my very own. That is a gift I will always hold close to my heart. Thank you so very for that.

    Hugs and kisses and much much love.

    Your “famous” Aunt Lucy

    Aunt Lucy
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I miss you so much Merry Christmas Johnny

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I had the privilege to meet my Dear John B the summer of 2000, while being co – workers at good old Burger King! We hated that job, but I am thankful to have had the chance to meet one of my closets friends.

    I have many wonderful memories of times with John. The BK days, the T – Room, Tool concert, our birthday over this past summer, our co – graduation party this past June, the boat races, watching him play Madden football and giving him crap about the Packers were all special times.

    However, I am most grateful for this past New Years Eve. John B was my midnight kiss and it was the perfect way to start my new year and something special only him and I could share. I will remember and treasure that night for the rest of my life. I love and miss you my lovely, huge smiling John B.

    To the Barnard family my thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. I have only heard wonderful things about you from John; most of the time bragging about his mom’s wonderful cooking. I hope you know how much he truly loved and cared for all of you. God Bless.

    Laura Ruge
    November 4, 2014
    RICHLAND, WA, US
  • John, you touched so many lives in such a special way. I will never forget your smile and your ability to make others share your upbeat personality. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I’ll miss you buddy, you’ll always be in my heart. My memories will NEVER die. It was an honor being your friend.

    Dava Denning
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • john,i will always miss you, but i know that you are in a better place now watching over all your friends and family and making sure we are all alright.when i close my eyes i see you amazing smile and i hear your great laugh . i love you ! see you in my dreams john . you are forever loved and forever missed .

    maggie johnston
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • I still think about you everyday, your smile is forever in my memory. I love you.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WILL BE WITH YOU ONE DAY!

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I still miss you as if yesterday was the las day I looked into your eyes.I can not wait till the day I see you again,I will wrap my arms around you and ever ever leave your side.I love you!

    Your Friend Forever
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • It has been years since I’ve seen you and just found the news today. I recently moved back to the Tri Cities. You had a huge impact on my life and we had some good times eating pizza hut pizza in your car when we went to CBC. You’re family is wonderful and I remember the fun time we had when we went to the Thai place with your Dad and brother. Movies, talks about life, and random stuff was always great. You are greatly missed. To the Barnard Family: I’m not sure if you remember me, but you are all wonderful. Thinking of you all.

    Amy Stroud
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I didn’t think I could live for 6 days without you in my life son. And here I’ve made it 6 years. I love you son. And miss you to pieces. I know you didn’t mean for this to happen.

    Bill Barnard
    November 4, 2014
    WA
  • Hello My Sweet Johnny Boy I was just here in my hotel room and you came to my mind. You must have come to visit me because It was a warm feeling that made me know it was you! I love you still just as much as I did when I fell in love the first I saw you when you were born. I have such fond memories of our family gatherings and you would be there makibng us all laugh and feel good inside because you were there. Miss you Mijo but I will always hold you dear to my heart! Aunt Alice!

    Alice
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • John “b” was a wonderful guy. Always smiling and making everyone laugh. I have many good memories that will always be with me. John was a true friend to many, and will never be forgotten. We love you John “B”. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Lindy Casavant
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Everyone is leaving messages all over you myspace page and i just wanted to come to a place where most had forgotten and let you know as your birthday is comming that Im thinking of you and my heart crys knowing that you are gone ……….I miss you we all miss you so much!!

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I went to school with John, and I’m sad to hear such a great guy passed away. Just paying my respects as best as I can, I will pray for him and his family. God Bless.

    Peter Winegardner
    November 4, 2014
    Iraq
  • im sorry this has happened Jon, you will be greatly missed, your presents was and is well known to all who love you, thank you for blessing all your friends and family with your humor, kindness,loyalty and love. you will never be forgotten.

    Jessica Gifford
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Well my dear friend it has almost been one year and still i get a funny feeling wondering if i will ever see your face again! I miss you

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Anita, Bill and Family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Always know that you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Love you always.

    Hilda Gonzalez
    November 4, 2014
    Concrete, WA, US
  • farewell friend

    kristopher ingman
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • I am sad to know that such a wonderful friend had to leave so early. I have many fond memories of John. He had a contagious laugh and made sure that his friends were having a good time. He loved his family and friends very much and made sure that they knew. John…you have such a beautiful soul, I will forever miss you and you will always be in my heart. Barnard family…I am deeply sorry for the pain that you are going through, your family is in my prayers. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.

    Monica Steel
    November 4, 2014
    Portland, OR, US
  • John was my best friend from 2nd grade up until 6th grade and I lost contact with him when I moved to Seattle. I’ve always missed him and thought about him over the years and Im sad to hear such a great man had to pass so soon. I will always remember you John.

    Patrick Davis
    November 4, 2014
    Kent, WA, US
  • My Love and Sympathy goes out to all his family and friend! I new John only by his smile and always making me feel good about myself! He was a very happy guy. RIP we will all miss you John!

    Ashley Swanberg
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, US
  • My sympathies go out to your family. You always had a smile on your face and always tried to make the most out of any situation. You will always be in our memories and prayers.

    Meghann OReilly
    November 4, 2014
    KENNEWICK, WA, US
  • John was my best friend! I love him and miss him. He will always be in my heart and my thoughts. My heart goes out to his family and all of our friends, he was a great man and he will definetly be missed. i love you john.

    Ariel

    Ariel Nai-che
    November 4, 2014
    Tempe, AZ, US
  • You will be forever missed. My deepest sympathy to all you left behind.

    Jennifer McCracken
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • you will be missed by all of us! Thinking of you always!

    Sara renee hallman
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • We will miss you more that you will ever know…Keep Smiling buddy !!!

    Christian Swanberg & Sheena L. Brown
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Bill and Anita:

    I am so sorry to hear about John. My deepest sympathy. I never met John but only heard Bill speak about him in the years when I worked with him. I wish I could find words of comfort for you all, but none exist. Know that I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Barb Chase

    Barb Chase
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I went to the same school with John and visited him with Amie Huckleberry at Pizza Hut on what he told us was his last day working there. He was very funny and full of plans. Even though he didn’t know me that well, he still treated me like I was a friend. I feel like I am lucky to have known him, even if it wasn’t as well as most people got to know him. R.I.P. John.

    Christopher Sean Foley
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I am the director of the CBC fitness center so I know John well since he spent many days working hard. His smile and kind heart did lift eveyone around him up and I cried when I read the news of this great loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    Laura Stoker
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Heaven must have been missing an Angel. They took mine. I love You Son. Dad

    Bill Barnard
    November 4, 2014
    Richlandduh, WA, US
  • Even though I have not seen or talked to John in a while, I was still shocked and saddened that he was taken away so young. He was quite the smartass, but that’s why we all loved him. His unforgetable smile, and fun personality will always be in our hearts. My condolences to his family. You will never be forgotten, John.

    Karis Rogers
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • My heart goes out to you all, I am truly sorry for the loss of John.

    I wish that I could be there to give you guys all hugs. I miss you all, I wish that I could be home at time of need. We all know how special John was to all of us. My thoughts are with you Anita, Bill, Melanie, and Matt. My thoughts are also with Alice, David, Stephanie, Mike, Heather, Zack, Lucy, Mark., any one that I missed. I love you all!

    Everyone is talking about his smile, which is so true. His smile would beam ear to ear. Thoughts of when I was small come up in my head. When he would mess with my mom which is really funny. He would be the brave one to do so. He will by missed by me and also loved.

    Fly with the Angel’s John.

    Angelica Rosenthal Reyes
    November 4, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ, US
  • I feel truly blessed for the good times that John and I shared together, they were some of the best times of my entire life. I will never, ever forget his beautiful smile and the way he made me feel when I was around him. I will miss him more than he will ever know!

    Shannon Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • John was a great friend who I loved very much. You will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

    I quiver. I shiver.

    They tell me the news.

    I wonder why He chose you.

    I walk the streets remembering you

    No matter what they say,

    it’s still the same.

    Only you could fill the empty void

    I know you’re okay and feel no pain,

    But with each passing day

    I say a prayer asking God to take care of you.

    We miss you and love you.

    In our hearts is where you’ll stay,

    Until we meet again in Heaven someday

    Heather Den Boer
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • To John B:

    I remember the first day I met you camping and it was so much fun. Then I enetered high school and we became very close. You always gave me the best compliments and brightened up my day just like a lot of people. I appreciate your love for me and my family. You were a great friend to my brother also which makes me happy. But I will never forget the good times we had and I will always remember that you will still be that angel making me smile.

    The Family:

    You have raised an awsome son that has touched so many people’s hearts and you should be proud of that. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Beth Redmond
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • To the Barnard Family

    The depth of our sorrow is a reflection of the happiness that John brought to our life, and the joy and exuberance we shared from having known John. I am terribly sorry for your loss. While grief is universal, it is also very personal. It is difficult to imagine right now, but time and faith does heal. And you will always have those special memories of John in your heart that will bring a smile to your face.

    I think the first thing that I am going to ask God when I get to heaven is why He calls the kind, generous, compassionate, and good hearted people home at such an early age. The only thing that I can imagine now is that He calls His angles home first, because He has more important work for them in heaven.

    I came to know John through my daughter, Shannon. I have to echo what others have already said about John’s smile, which was always present and very “contagious”. John was a happy and fun person to be around, and I was truly blessed by the opportunity of knowing John. And, like others have already stated, John was always willing to help out with anything, including moving furniture up and down several flights of stairs helping me move my daughter to Richland.

    You are in my thoughts and my prayers!

    Mike Neely

    Mike Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • as of the 25th heaven got its self a new angel. One whose heart was as big as the universe. I will never know a guy like jon b again. he was just a great friend. Jon b would give the shirt of his back to someone who needed it thats a fact. U will always b here for ur memory will live in the hearts of his family and friends for shore mine. Farewell jon b i will never forget u brother.

    ronnie love
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. May you rest in peace.

    Nikki Tolar
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • For those who new John he will forever be in our hearts, and greatly missed. We will never forget you. Because you always made us laugh and smile. My family and I just would like to say we will miss you and never forget you and charish the times we had.

    Tami Love
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • My John B.

    I already miss your laughter, and ever lasting smile. When I look at the stars at night I will always remember you John, for you are the poem-

    True Friends are like Diamond

    Precious but rare-

    False Friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere.

    Your friendship truely is a Precious Diamond to us. We thank our Father God for letting everyone be blessed to know you in our lives.

    I love you John

    Eilene Dale
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • John, i love you! you will forever be a great friend. You have one of the greatest hearts i’ve ever seen. your smile will never be forgotten. you are one of the kindest souls i’ve ever met. i feel privledged to have known you and been on the receiving side of your ongoing love for your friends. i love you John.

    Kelsey Roach
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Silly me, I thought I was the only one who knew about your smile John. Your way of greeting people was also pretty special. It included that cheerful, honest smile, a warm hug, and a twinkle in your eye that makes me believe that eyes really can smile. Your greeting was simple, sincere, and genuine. I never doubted it and always appreciated the feeling that came with. I will think about it and miss it everytime I walk into your home.

    Anita Amiga, Bill, Matt, Melanie and all of John’s loving family, My wish is that God’s loving, healing and protective wings embrace you. My heart hurts for you.

    Nelda

    Nelda Cano
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Reykjavik, Iceland 03 Dec 06

    To the Barnard and Salinas Families-

    I have just learned of your loss, and would like to offer my deepest sympathy.

    I fondly remember John James as a small child. What a great kid. How happy he was to have a brother when Matt was born. How “Chopper” loved that kid so much.

    Bill, I am SO sorry. It’s difficult to describe my feelings now. If there is ANTHING I can do to help during these trying times let me know. And please remember that “Those who live in the hearts of others never die.”

    Steve Tillman
    November 4, 2014
    Vancouver, WA, US
  • JOHN

    Where dO I begin to let you know what kind of impact you had on our lives first of all you were a beautiful person with a very beautiful smile I will never forget you nor will I let anyone else forget you, you taught me how to love its shocking I know but you did that to me you will always be Big John to me and I am so greatfull that you came to my house and share some memoroies that are just mine and your uncle marty’s cause you were awesome don’t worry we will keep an eye on your parents but I just want to thank you for being so family oriented and caring about your family Thank you Bill and Anita for having such a loving son you did a beautiful job raising a son like that I liked the freedom he express and the love he had for his entire family and extended family I honestly loved you John but I think you knew that with the converserations that we had even if they were alittle crazymain about your uncle0 but stil l love ya bud I will all see ya soon and we will be smiling together again and because we are who we are come on fight together again cause please we are part salinas drama too. that is between me and you Good night BIG JOHN with that sweet smile til we see each other again

    EMILY SALINAS
    November 4, 2014
    pasco, WA, US
  • Dear John,

    I’ve never been good with coming out with my feelings but losing such an amazing person as you has really changed me. You’ve helped me realize the important things in this precious world and not stress about the not so important ones. When I drive in the car and think about you or talk with you I realize that life is about smiling and being happy whether doing it yourself or making it happen for others, which you excelled in either way. That’s all I’ve heard about for a while is John B’s smile or your laugh that was so funny in itself that it made the people that surround you laugh. You were quite the hillarious one John and it’s hard to imagine that I will never hear your laugh again but it will forever be in my heart. Although trying to accept what has happened has been one of the most if not the most difficult thing I’ve had to deal with in my life it is comforting to know that you are with God watching over us and that we will see each other again someday. And until that day I will miss you so much and hold onto the warming memories you left. I love you more than you could imagine.

    Heather

    Heather Blotz
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Dear Johnny,

    it’s gonna be hard without u in this family. I remember a few months ago when you came over to my house and played videogames. Beat me with a hail mary as time expired in the fourth quarter, but it’s ok i got u back later in pool. I’m gonna miss you coming over in the summer and swimming. You were my only cousin that took time out of your busy life and came over to play with your little cousin. I hardly got to say thanks or tell you how much I appreciated it, but I think you understood. I never said it much to your face, but u don’t know how much I love you. It’s been hard these past few weeks, but I know that you would want me to stay strong for you and the family. I will never forget you and your signature smile and laugh. your jokes that made everyone laugh, and your personality that everyone was attracted to. you were the center of attention everywhere you went and you more than deserved it. you were one of the best influences of my life, and i will never,ever forget how much you impacted me. I can’t wait until I see you again. Please watch over our family until that time comes Johnny. I love you so much

    Love,

    Zack

    Zack Blotz
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • John you will be deeply missed by so many. Your great laugh and warm smile will remain in my memory forever. Barnard family, I am truly sorry for your loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Blake Neely
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Im so sorry this has happend to you John, I will never forget your smile and warm heart! You were such a good person and loved by so many..I will always miss you…Thankyou for the joy you brought to my life!

    Mandi Riggs
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • I met John B a few years ago, I met him through David. I remember that great big smile… he made it seem like I had known him forever. He had a way of brightening your day any time you saw him. And although we’ll never know why he had to leave us so soon, he will never be forgotten! John, you will be missed…..

    Heidi
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, US
  • Dear John,

    My cousin, and my closest friend. I miss you so much right now. I miss the brown of your eyes, your laugh and voice, I miss seeing the mole on your lip that we both have, I miss your skin, I miss us. John, I love you so much and I always will, I dont know what I am going to do without you. I cant wait until I see you again. Please visit me in my dreams. I’ll see you again. Watch over me.

    Barnards,

    My heart aches with you and for you. Nobody knew John like you three. I wish I could take away your pain. Uncle Bill, I am here for you, Aunt Anita, I am here for you, Matt, I am here for you.

    Stephanie

    Stephanie Rodriguez
    November 4, 2014
    Ellensburg, WA, US
  • To my dear sister Anita and Bill: It is so hard at these times to be able to get through them. I loved John SOOOOOOOO Much I can’t even begin to say how much. John was one of the stars in the sky, his eyes and smile shined everytime I saw him or spoke with him on the phone. I could hear it in his “HI TIA”. John was very special to me, he was my god son! I was very proud of that and he always made me feel very special. From the first time I saw John I knew he was special because he always made everyone feel warm inside. I’ll miss you terribly Johnny Boy, but I’ll carry you with me in my heart “FOREVER”. I’ll have the great memories you left with me.

    Love you from your Tia Alice

    Aunt Alice
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Dear Bill, Anita and Family,

    I hope that you can find some comfort in your many special memories and in the thought of the years you shared. Please know that you are very much in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

    Sincerly,

    Kathy Schroeder

    Kathy Schroeder
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Anita & Bill: I did not know John personally, but it seems from reading the Guestbook and attending his service; he was the best son, friend, uncle, brother anyone could ever have. God Blessed you in having a son like John.

    My heart goes out to all of you, Anita, Bill, Melanie & Matt.

    My prayers & thoughts are with you all!

    Alicia Urbina
    November 4, 2014
    Sunnyside, WA, US
  • Dear John,

    Words cannot express the pain we all feel now that you are gone. We were all so close that we were more like brothers and sisters. And you were a brother to me. We are all gonna miss hearing your laugh and seeing your smile. You were always so generous and putting others before yourself. There was never a dull moment when we were around you and you brought a fun presence in everything you did. I admired you for your spirit that you held. Please look over your family in this difficult time and throughout their lives. I promise I will be here to take care of them as well. I want to thank you for all the great memories we have shared and I will never forget any of them. I love you John and you will never be forgotten.

    Your cousin

    Mikey

    Dear Barnards,

    We will all miss John so much. And I want you guys to know that we are all here for you. I know John would want us all to live out our lives like he did, enjoying life and living it to the fullest. Aunt Nita and Uncle Bill you raised a good spirited son who had a beautiful personality. Now his spirit will shine in a new place. We all love you guys and John so much and we will continue to love you guys. We are here for you.

    Love

    Mikey

    Mikey Rodriguez
    November 4, 2014
    Ithaca, NY, US
  • Be at peace…my beautiful beautiful beautiful boy.

    …I love you more! Mom

    Mom
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Even though we did not know John we heard so many wonderful things from his grandparents, Jack and Pat Barnard. Pat and I have been best friends for over 60 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Peggy and Ott Stephens

    Peggy & Ott Stephens
    November 4, 2014
    Orangeburg, South, Carolina,29115, US
  • I will never forget living at Matts when John would come sit with me in my room and let me read my songs and poems to him all night and how much he always supported my dreams and ideas. And how comfortable I always felt while in his presence. My friend heaven called for you and God took you home. I will forever spread your love. for it is you, that I am lucky to have known.

    My heart goes out to your family and to all those who were closer to you than I.

    Sarah Watson
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Johnny Johnny Johnny,

    Your smile, your warmth and sweet loving way will forever be in my heart which is broken and I know that mending it will only come with time. I am so very grateful for all the wonderfull memories of our very special times together. They are now more precious than gold to me. Even though you leave behind a world of hurt, I believe you will help us each day to move forward. You are truly my “Johnny Angel.” You and Matty cat are what inspired me to have my own sweet children. I just knew that I had to have someone like you for my very own. That is a gift I will always hold close to my heart. Thank you so very for that.

    Hugs and kisses and much much love.

    Your “famous” Aunt Lucy

    Aunt Lucy
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I miss you so much Merry Christmas Johnny

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I had the privilege to meet my Dear John B the summer of 2000, while being co – workers at good old Burger King! We hated that job, but I am thankful to have had the chance to meet one of my closets friends.

    I have many wonderful memories of times with John. The BK days, the T – Room, Tool concert, our birthday over this past summer, our co – graduation party this past June, the boat races, watching him play Madden football and giving him crap about the Packers were all special times.

    However, I am most grateful for this past New Years Eve. John B was my midnight kiss and it was the perfect way to start my new year and something special only him and I could share. I will remember and treasure that night for the rest of my life. I love and miss you my lovely, huge smiling John B.

    To the Barnard family my thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. I have only heard wonderful things about you from John; most of the time bragging about his mom’s wonderful cooking. I hope you know how much he truly loved and cared for all of you. God Bless.

    Laura Ruge
    November 4, 2014
    RICHLAND, WA, US
  • John, you touched so many lives in such a special way. I will never forget your smile and your ability to make others share your upbeat personality. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I’ll miss you buddy, you’ll always be in my heart. My memories will NEVER die. It was an honor being your friend.

    Dava Denning
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • john,i will always miss you, but i know that you are in a better place now watching over all your friends and family and making sure we are all alright.when i close my eyes i see you amazing smile and i hear your great laugh . i love you ! see you in my dreams john . you are forever loved and forever missed .

    maggie johnston
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • I still think about you everyday, your smile is forever in my memory. I love you.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • WE ALL LOVE YOU AND WILL BE WITH YOU ONE DAY!

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I still miss you as if yesterday was the las day I looked into your eyes.I can not wait till the day I see you again,I will wrap my arms around you and ever ever leave your side.I love you!

    Your Friend Forever
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • It has been years since I’ve seen you and just found the news today. I recently moved back to the Tri Cities. You had a huge impact on my life and we had some good times eating pizza hut pizza in your car when we went to CBC. You’re family is wonderful and I remember the fun time we had when we went to the Thai place with your Dad and brother. Movies, talks about life, and random stuff was always great. You are greatly missed. To the Barnard Family: I’m not sure if you remember me, but you are all wonderful. Thinking of you all.

    Amy Stroud
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I didn’t think I could live for 6 days without you in my life son. And here I’ve made it 6 years. I love you son. And miss you to pieces. I know you didn’t mean for this to happen.

    Bill Barnard
    November 4, 2014
    WA
  • Hello My Sweet Johnny Boy I was just here in my hotel room and you came to my mind. You must have come to visit me because It was a warm feeling that made me know it was you! I love you still just as much as I did when I fell in love the first I saw you when you were born. I have such fond memories of our family gatherings and you would be there makibng us all laugh and feel good inside because you were there. Miss you Mijo but I will always hold you dear to my heart! Aunt Alice!

    Alice
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • John “b” was a wonderful guy. Always smiling and making everyone laugh. I have many good memories that will always be with me. John was a true friend to many, and will never be forgotten. We love you John “B”. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Lindy Casavant
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, US
  • Everyone is leaving messages all over you myspace page and i just wanted to come to a place where most had forgotten and let you know as your birthday is comming that Im thinking of you and my heart crys knowing that you are gone ……….I miss you we all miss you so much!!

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • I went to school with John, and I’m sad to hear such a great guy passed away. Just paying my respects as best as I can, I will pray for him and his family. God Bless.

    Peter Winegardner
    November 4, 2014
    Iraq
  • im sorry this has happened Jon, you will be greatly missed, your presents was and is well known to all who love you, thank you for blessing all your friends and family with your humor, kindness,loyalty and love. you will never be forgotten.

    Jessica Gifford
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Well my dear friend it has almost been one year and still i get a funny feeling wondering if i will ever see your face again! I miss you

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Anita, Bill and Family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Always know that you are in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers. Love you always.

    Hilda Gonzalez
    November 4, 2014
    Concrete, WA, US
  • Jon B,

    U know somethings in life happen without any apparent reason. This is one of those things. Hopefully someday we will understand, but right now we just hurt. I Love U Homeboy. See u soon.

    Rob
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Jon you were a great friend and your soul and your memories live in with all of us forever. I’ll always remember the friendship we have.Always keep your head up. see you in heaven. Bro…

    Jade&Lizz
    November 4, 2014
    Whitefish, MT, US
  • I am so sorry for your loss. I know Sebastian was very close to his Uncle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Linda Erickson
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • You will always be remembered and never forgoten. You always had an inviting smile that everyone loved, no matter the time or place. Thanks for everything and all I ask is that you save me a spot. Much love.

    Adam Robert Huckleberry
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Our days in High School began with a visit from John. We loved hanging out with him and will miss him. Our prayers are with his loved ones.

    Crystal and Justin Priest
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • he was a cool kid and will forever be missed!

    ryan scanlan
    November 4, 2014
    whitefish, MT, US
  • When the gates above opened, heaven recieved a new angel with a very big, wonderful heart. As much as we butted heads at work, you still tought me alot about family, friends, and love. You were somedays a big pain in my butt-other days you had all the time in the world to listen to my problems and I listened to yours. You are very much going to be missed. Take care of all above; obviously you were needed.

    Dawn Poush
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
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