Donald "Don" Barker (November 29, 1929 – November 22, 2016) was a Canadian CFL referee. He officiated in more than 500 CFL games including 10 Grey Cup finals from 1958 to 1981.[1]

Donald Barker
Born:(1929-11-29)November 29, 1929
Edmonton, Alberta
Died:November 22, 2016(2016-11-22) (aged 86)
New Westminster, British Columbia
Career information
Career history
As Official
1958–1981CFL Official
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

After retiring he was the CFL Director of Officiating and a supervisor from 1985 through 1998. In 1999, he was inducted as a builder into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.[2] He died in 2016, a week shy of his 87th birthday.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-16. Retrieved 2016-11-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Donald Barker". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
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