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August 4, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Unexpectedly on August 4, Barry passed away at his home in Nanaimo, British Columbia at age 78.
Father, grandfather, teacher, principal, cyclist, downhill skier, bridge player, international cycle tourist and avid reader.
He will be greatly missed by daughter Lesley (Rob), son Matthew (Danna), grandson Logan, granddaughter Gemma, brother Grant (Margot), his Nanaimo cycling friends and residents of Waterton Place, as well as by his previous wife Margaret, and his nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Remaining fit and active, Barry enjoyed his regular ski trips to the mountains and recently purchased his annual season pass for Whistler. He cycled 60 to 80 km road trips with his cycling friends, and only in the last year did he bow to 'peer pressure' by purchasing a peddle assist bike to tackle the BC hills.
Barry grew up on Clifton Bay in Winnipeg's west end attending Issac Brock and Daniel Macintyre schools before achieving a BA and Teachers credentials at the University of Manitoba. He taught and lived in Charleswood during the majority of his working career.
Along the way he built a cottage at Black Sturgeon Lake which was a special place for his family. Each summer it was also a starting point for the several day canoe/camping trips he enjoyed.
After retirement he made the move to Nanaimo to enjoy his outdoor interests all year round and be close to his friends.
His desire was for no funeral service. If you were to have asked, he would have told you to follow your passions to get the most enjoyment out of life.
For those who wish, it would be appropriate to have a special thought for him.