Mr. Robert Barnes
Bob Barnes was born in Amherst on August 18th, 1926. He is married to Shirley and they have four children and six grandchildren.
Mr. Barnes went to school in Amherst and later attended Acadia University following his discharge from the Royal Canadian Navy in 1945. In 1947, he entered he insurance industry. From 1954-63, he worked with Enheat Aircraft Division in the Tool Planning and Industrial Engineering Departments. In 1964, he returned to the insurance industry where he was involved in managing an adjusting office and later as a company claims manager.
Bob served on two Town of Amherst Boards/ Commissions and two church related boards. He was Chairman of the Cumberland Regional Housing Authority from 1976-81 and has been past President of the Rotary Club of Amherst, the Fundy Shore Tourism Destination Area, and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce. Bob is currently associated with two Cumberland RDA Boards and has served on the Regional Hospital Foundation Board. Mr. Barnes is also a past Chair of the Ships Company Theatre & Golf Club. He is presently serving on the Parrsboro Harbour Commission.
Bob has a life-long interest in flying as a former pilot and owner and he also enjoys various sports.