February 3, 2023

December 3, 1941 to February 3, 2023

Barry passed peacefully in the early morning of Friday, February 3rd, 2023.  In the final months he always said that he has had a wonderful life.

He leaves behind his wife Janice, daughter Joanne, son Paul (girlfriend Karen), daughter Clair (Son-in-law Scott), grandson Stuart (partner Pascale), granddaughters Amanda (fiancé Jesse), Vicky (boyfriend Mike), Sophia (boyfriend Massimo), Alysha and Abi, his 2 great grandchildren Emma and Elliot, his sister Susan (husband Brian), his dog Rosie and many friends who all loved him dearly.

He was a man with a huge heart, who enjoyed chatting with everyone, friends, family and strangers.  He always had a smile on his face and a happy hello with a little chit chat to follow.  He loved long walks with his dogs (present and past), gardening, and cruises. Throughout his life he enjoyed photography, leaving many pictures for us to enjoy.  He also enjoyed long bike rides alone, with his wife or with a group. In the final years of his life and as his memory started to fade he spoke often of a bike trip he made as young man of maybe 17, early in the morning he left his cousin’s home in Yorkshire and biked all the way home to Billericay, Essex arriving in the early evening, this memory stayed strong and clear and spoke to how simple accomplishments were what was important to him. He was a man that found all the happiness he needed and wanted in the love of his family, friends, pets and simple pleasures.

We would like to thank the staff at the Sunrise in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, especially those working on the 3rd floor for the love and support they showed him in his final months.  It was a great comfort to know that they truly cared about him.  Every time we visited there was always an activity going on, the favorite one being ballon tennis.  It touched our hearts to see the constant hugs they shared with him and the tender care they took of him.  In our Husband/Father’s words from the bottom of all our hearts thank you so very much to all you wonderful “LOVEYS”.

In lieu fo flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Animatch.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Voluntas.

Private Gathering by invitation only

Voluntas Funeral Home

4695 St-Jean Blvd., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H 2A7

9 responses

  1. Elias Giampuranis

    February 5, 2023 at 8:52 am

    With you he had such a wonderful life

  2. chris giampuranis

    February 5, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Always remember him with the light he brought where ever he went,and to those who new him were blessed

  3. Patricia

    February 6, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Such a kind and beautiful man, he will be missed.

  4. Donna & Juliana

    February 6, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Our Condolences to the whole family, Barry was truly an wonderful man with a huge heart, We will always cherish our memories of him and thank him for the love he showed us welcoming us as part of the family

  5. Vivian McConville

    February 8, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Sympathies to your family from Viv McConville and family

  6. Louise St-Denis

    February 8, 2023 at 10:42 am

    In the last years of his life I had the pleasure of walking with Barry in the morning with Rosie and my dog Jaz. He shared stories of his beginning here in Montreal, working at Pratt and Whitney. He told me how he ended up living in Pointe-Claire, after spending some time in Ile Perrot first where his kids were raised . Towards the end he did tell me a few times the story of his bike ride at 17. I always enjoyed his company. He was indeed happy with his life. He will be missed.

  7. Frankie and Ray Charbonneau

    February 13, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the whole family. I can only imagine what a huge loss this is for each of you. I didn’t know Barry well, I used to see him at the dog park occasionally, and I am feeling it. I loved speaking with him, he had a wonderful sense of humour and was a great story teller, and had a way of making people feel valued and interesting. I am very sad to hear you have lost such a beautiful human being, and that Rosie has lost her constant companion. I hope each day gets a little easier.

  8. Al Lawson

    February 18, 2023 at 11:38 am

    I was informed of Barry’s passing , by a mutual friend.
    Aseral occasions. w barry andi had similar back groundas, and were longtime members odCly cyclisteBeconsfield ( ccb), I thought it appropiate for me to add a deww words.. We were both from the UK. I was introduced to cycling Whhen I as rten years old. iin cCanada I became A life CCB member and rode with Brry n seve had a lot in comon. It wwas sad to learn that he had passed on.

  9. Al Lawson

    February 18, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    As I and Barry and had similar back grounds, and were longtime members of Club Cycliste Beconsfield (C CB) , I thought it appropriate for me to add a few words..
    We were both from the UK. I was introduced to cycling when I was ten years old. In Canada, we were both members of the Club Cycliste Beaconsfield (CCB).
    we cycled together on several occasions. It was always a pleasure to chat with Barry. It was sad too learn that he had passed on.


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