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Date of Passing: Mar 18, 2017

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WAYNE CAMERON BARR 1941 - 2017 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the age of 75 years, after a brief illness. Born in 1941 and raised in West Broadway, Wayne was the first child of Lindsay Barr and Sheila Hagen. His parents nurtured his incisive intellect and wit, instilled in him a deep caring for others, and supported his determination to challenge assumptions, overcome obstacles, and be independent. In pursuit of his own spirituality, Wayne first left school and home at 16 to attend the Prairie Christian Training Centre in Ft. Qu'appelle, where he also began his practice of forging not just acquaintances, but lifelong friendships. In the 1960s Wayne lived frequently in Winnipeg where he had begun post-secondary education, but he also travelled routinely as a member of the Company of Young Canadians, and lived and worked in Toronto for several years. It was while posted to Halifax that he met and fell in love with Anne Weddige, and they were married in Saskatchewan in 1971. Following a stint in Montreal they relocated permanently to Winnipeg, where Wayne completed his Masters degree M.Ed. psych at the University of Manitoba, and also accepted a position providing counselling services to in-residence students. For many years Wayne also maintained a private counselling practice. Wayne and Anne were delighted to welcome the birth of their sons, Luke and Will in 1978 and 1985, and Wayne was very proud to celebrate the arrival of grandchildren Eli and Leo in 2010 and 2012. Sadly, Wayne was predeceased by the love of his life, Anne, in 2009. Wayne loved music, sports, the theatre, road trips, politics, the CBC, telling stories and most importantly helping others and his family. Wayne is survived by his sons Luke (Karlen, Eli, Leo) and Will (Lin), and his brother Grant (Emma, Graeme). A celebration to remember Wayne's life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery). NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200
Publish Date: Mar 23, 2017

WAYNE CAMERON BARR It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Cameron Barr on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the age of 75 years. A memorial service will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery). Longer obituary to follow in Thursday's paper. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

Publish Date: Mar 21, 2017

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 23, 2017

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • It was with deep sorrow that I learned of the passing of my dear friend Wayne. In these last years, we kept in touch only sporadically, but I will never forget the good times we spent together. I first met Wayne at the training sessions for the Company of Young Canadians in 1968 and we hit it off almost immediately. We shared a love of music and would often recite together the lyrics of popular songs ranging from the 1940's to the present day. We shared a keen interest in progressive politics - and in good beer. Rest in peace, good buddy. May all your sorrows be healed and may your joys be multiplied. Love, Jay - Posted by: Jay Jervis (Friend) on: Aug 09, 2017

  • I was very deeply saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. Back in the 90's, he was my school counsellor at the U of M and he helped me through some of my toughest times. I will always be greatful to him for providing his support and sharing his wisdom. He was very dear to me. Thank you for being such a wonderful person and friend Wayne. You will truly be missed. - Posted by: Brenda Cameron (Student and friend) on: Jun 11, 2017

  • Gary and I were extremely saddened​ to learn of Wayne's passing. We hadn't been in contact with Wayne for some years, but we would see him and Anne and their children at the annual "Big Chill" event at Lester beach at a friend's cottage. Wayne always had a great wit and sparkle in his eyes. Although he was constantly challenged physically, he never complained. He always had great compassion for other humans and great love for Anne, Luke, Will and his legions of friends and associates. It was a privilege and an honour to have known Wayne. Ours hearts go out to his family at this difficult time. Gary and Kathi Wirth - Posted by: Kathi Wirth (Friend) on: Mar 24, 2017

  • Dear Wayne; It is with sadness that I have read this. I had you as a counsellor at the U of M and you were very personable and approachable. May your family find comfort in knowing that you were well thought of. - Posted by: Lynn Malboeuf (former student at U of M) on: Mar 24, 2017

  • Wayne was a good man. I am grateful to have known him. His goodness lives on in his beautiful sons. My heartfelt condolences to you both. - Posted by: Sandra Stuart ((friend)) on: Mar 23, 2017

  • Luke and sad to read this. Sending you all my love. Gunny - Posted by: Gunny Tennese (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2017

  • The obituary captures Wayne's life well. His kind, gentle manner along with his sharp wit and the twinkle in his eyes made him a wonderful human being. I admired his relationship with his sons and I know that his grand kids were a delight to him. He will be missed by all who knew him. - Posted by: Marlene Schellenberg (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2017

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