Gordon Arthur (Gord) Barnett

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Gordon Arthur ( Gord ) Barnett, of  Alberton , PEI ,  passed away peacefully with his family by his side on  September 11, 2020   i n hospital  at age 71 . Born on  February  4 th ,  1949,  he  was the son of the late Lois Gavin (Barnett) and he grew up in Alberton, PEI. Gord i s survived by  his best friend and the love of his life,  Pauline (nee Hardy), son Kris (Nathaly) Barnett, daughters Shannon (Tom) A ikman and Kelly (Stev en)  Chiz , and g randchildren  Adelyne   Chiz ;  Evan, Anna ,  and Ryan Aikman ;  and   Kolton, Knox ,  and  Navi  Barnett . He is also survived by his  B rother Barry (Shelley) Gavin ,  S ister Marion (Sheldon) Bernard  and b rother in law ,  Alan (Joanne) Hardy ,  as well as a number of nieces  and  nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother Lois and step-father, Erskine Gavin;  and  father and mother-in-law, Perley and Anna (Coughlin) Hardy.Gord joined the RCMP in 1972 and retired in 2008 with the rank of Superintendent. After graduation from training in Regina, SK, he proudly served the people of Canada at postings in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. During his 36+   year career with the  F orce he was awarded the RCMP Long Service Medal  with  35 year Gold Clasp; the Order of Merit of the Police Forces; the Queens Jubilee Medal; the Nova Scotia Police Long Service Medal and a Commander’s Commendation.  Gord and Pauline spent many happy times at their cottage on Prince Edward Island and af ter  retirement they moved t here  where  Gord  continued working as an independent consultant until  2 012 ,  when he and  good friend Darrell Harvey then  started their  joint consulting company.Gord was devoted to his work b ut his commitment to his career always came second to his love for his family.  In keeping with his wishes there will be no visitation.  Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Rooney’s Funeral Home, Alberton, PEI. Cremation has taken place. Due to public health restrictions , a  funeral service  will be held for immediate family and  others  by invitation only  on  Tuesday September 15 th , 2020  at  1:00pm  at the E. G erald Rooney Memorial Chapel ,  Rooney Funeral Home,  Alberton , PEI with interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in Gord’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Western Hospital Equipment  Fund or Gordon Memorial United Church.The family would like to thank  Dr. Lori Wood and the Oncology healthcare  team at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Center in Halifax, NS and the healthcare team at the Prince County Hospital in  Summerside , PEI.