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William John & Elsie Barnard 
WILLIAM JOHN BARNARD was born Abt. 1880, and died 22 Jul 1937 in Nelson aged 57 yrs; bur: 23/Jul/1937 Wakapuaka Cem. Nelson, Block 11, Plot 40
He mar: ELSIE LOUISE MAY. She was born 1895, and died aged 68Y on 12 Mar 1963 in Wellington; Crem: 13 Mar 1963 at Karori Crematorium, Wgtn 

1931 Wairarapa electoral roll; living at Donald St, Featherston; Mar with son Frank

1960 Buller electorate; Living at 39 Trewavas St, Motueka; widow


FRANCIS (FRANK) EDMUND BARNARD was born 07 Mar 1925, and died 19 Jul 2001. He married 1940 to FIONA FRASER DENNIS. She was born 16 Jul 1918, and died 11 Mar 2008 in Fergusson Home, Upper Hutt.

Time Line:

1931 Wairarapa Electoral roll; living at Donald St, Featherston; chauffeur; with mother Louisa

1938 Wanganui Electoral roll; living at 10 Carlton Av; Drapers Asst

1943 Wellington Suth electoral roll; Living at 182 Clyde St, asst manager with wife Fiona

1954 Hutt electoral roll; living at 8 Crawford St; bookseller with wife Fiona

1963 Hutt electoral roll; living at 8 Crawford St; bookseller with wife Fiona

1975 Hutt electoral roll; living at 9 Crawford St; bookseller with wife Fiona

1981 Horowhenua electorate; Living at 1 Laburnan Grove Waikanae; superannuent with wife Fiona Fraser

1984 Horowhenua electorate; Living at 1 Laburnan Grove Waikanae; superannuent with wife Fiona

1990 Kapiti electorate; living at 39B ParataSt, Waikanae with wife Fiona; retired

1996 Otaki electoral roll; living at 39b Parata St, Waikanae; Retired with wife Fiona

2004 Otaki electoral roll; living at 39b Parata St, Waikanae; retired with wife Fiona

RSA Last Post: BARNARD, F; Service Number: 630697; Service Details: Army

18 July, 2001: Alliance deputy leader Sandra Lee paid tribute to veteran trade union leader Frank Barnard whose funeral will be held in Auckland tomorrow (eds: 10.30am, Thursday 19 July, Saint Matthew-in-the-city, Auckland city).

"Frank Barnard's life embodied the finest traditional values of leadership, loyalty and strength in the face of adversity, " Ms Lee said.

"He was one of a group of 1951 lockout veterans who challenged the ruling regime at the height of its authoritarian powers," she said.

"He cemented a place in New Zealand history by earning widespread respect as the long serving President of the Auckland and Tomoana Freezing Workers Union, now the Meat union of Aotearoa.

"Frank Barnard was a personal friend," Ms Lee said. "He was a Freeman's Bay identity in Auckland, and even in retirement he defended the interests of working people by fighting against the privatisation of community assets.

"Obituary: Frank Barnard By ARNOLD PICKMERE

Francis Edmund Barnard, who died this week of a heart attack in Green Lane Hospital a month after having a heart bypass, first came to public notice during the protracted 1951 waterfront strike.

That dispute pointed him to his career as a trade unionist, including 26 years as president of the Auckland Freezing Workers Union.
Barnard grew up in Freemans Bay, the Auckland suburb often then characterised as being a trade union nursery. Other prominent unionists from the area have included Bill Andersen and former Federation of Labour president Jim Knox.
Frank's mother ran two boarding houses in Freemans Bay.
"I think the union thing rubbed off on me through the boarders we had. Most of them were seamen and they had it hard. I used to hear them talking," Frank told the Herald's industrial reporter, Ross Barrett, in 1989.
"I was looked after by a lot of trade union families. They kept me on track and out of jail."
Barnard left school at 13, working in a paint factory. He was a professional cyclist for a time, then worked in butcher shops around Auckland.
In 1947 he went on to the wharves. "I liked being outdoors and I liked working with the guys, they were a mighty bunch." During the bitter six-month dispute he converted his garage into a butcher shop, cutting and boning meat for needy families.
Barnard began at the Shortland freezing works at Otahuhu in 1952, working through the union ranks until he became Auckland president in 1963, forging a formidable partnership with union secretary Trevor Kelly as hard, strong fighters for their members.
Alliance MP Willie Jackson, who was impressed with his ability to advocate for and communicate with Maori workers, says: "I remember him fondly as an old stalwart who knew how to take the heat, win a fight and have a bit of fun on the way. In 26 years I was the only person to challenge him for his position."
Not all the fights were with employers. At times he turned his forthright manner on to allies he thought were letting the side down.
In 1985 the Labour Party member announced that he would work for the demise of the Labour Government over its decision to allow live sheep exports to the Middle East.
Expressing his disgust to Agriculture Minister Colin Moyle, he added: "Congratulations on your new-found friends. Your Government will certainly need them as you are losing old friends fast."
In 1986 he turned on Blue Kennedy, secretary of the New Zealand Meat Workers Union for his role in award negotiations. "We in Auckland are getting outvoted by a pack of weaklings," Barnard complained.
Outside his official work, some called him the Mayor of Orewa Domain, because he holidayed there with his wife of 52 years, Jackie, and their two children, Linda and Kevin, for about 40 years.
At his funeral service they called him an honest and loyal person, straight up and down, with a gruff exterior but underneath a real softie.As the coffin left at the end of the service Frank Sinatra's voice filled the church with Barnard's favourite song, My Way.


1984 Heretaunga electorate; living at 1 Clyma Road; superannuent

8 grandchildren and 16 gt-grandchildren (Messages to 10 Lane St, Upper Hutt)


i. DENIS CARL* BARNARDwas born Wellington. He married LOIS ANN BERRIMAN 1975 Western Hutt electoral roll; living at 9 Crawford St, with wife Lois, both students