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Born: Aug 06, 1933

Date of Passing: Jul 02, 2020

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August 6, 1933 - July 2, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barry Effler, 86, on July 2, 2020, with his children at his side.
Barry is survived by his loving partner, Marlene Korol; his children, Barry (Johanna), Laurie (Bill Milford), Bill, and Wendy; his grandchildren, John and Margot Effler, Colton and Tara Delongchamp, Kristy (Jesse) Voetberg, Dylan Effler; and beloved great-granddaughter, Nina. Barry is also survived by his brother, Marshall (Norma) Effler; and sisters, Wilene Hanna and Marion Jenkyns.
Barry was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Margaret (nee Smith); parents, Herman and Sarah (Harvey) Effler; brothers, Garnet and Ralph; sister, Elsie McLaughlin; brothers-in-law, Bert McLaughlin and Ray Jenkyns; sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Faye; and grandson, Drew Delongchamp.
Barry enjoyed his long career as a marketing specialist for BA Oil, Gulf Oil, Petro-Canada and Shell. His career took his family to The Pas, Regina, and finally, Winnipeg. After retiring from the petroleum industry, Barry loved managing the Royal Manitoba Yacht Club.
Barry was a championship curler. He was a force to be reckoned with in many provincial play downs. In summer, Barry was a passionate golfer. He was especially proud of his round of golf where he scored his age (72). On September 9, 1973 he achieved his hole in one at the Charleswood Golf Club.
Quick with a smile and a little on the impish side, Barry always kept everyone smiling.
The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff at St. Boniface ACCU.
A celebration of Barry's life will be held on his 87th birthday, on August 6, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue. Please call 204-885-9715 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to RSVP.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barry's name to St. Amant Foundation, 440 River Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2M 3Z9.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 25, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • It is with great sadness that we learned of Barry's passing. On behalf of the Petro Canada Alumni Association, we would like to extend our deepest condolences. Barry will be sadly missed by all who knew and worked with him. - Posted by: Petro Canada Alumni Association (Work Colleagues) on: Oct 12, 2020

  • I wish to pass on my condolences to Barry's Family and very close friends. I remember Barry from our business relations at 882 St. James Street starting in 1970 with Gulf Canada. Simply said..."Barry could light up an office" with his smile and great sense of humour. - Posted by: Larry Maydonik (business associate) on: Aug 16, 2020

  • I only met Barry once but my impression of him was that he was a loving and fun loving man who loved playing golf. He also seemed to make Marlene very happy. My condolences to Marlene and his family and friends. - Posted by: Sharon Smith (Acquaintance) on: Jul 28, 2020

  • I wish to pass on my condolences to Barry's Family and very close friends. He has been in my thoughts over the past week or so as I recall our meeting over sixty years ago. Barry appeared in my life after that when we worked in the same company in the oil industry at which time we all saw his mischievious side and wit, and humour. What I saw mostly was his integrity. He was active in curling at that time and participated in car bonspiels in Charleswood which he always made to the finals in. Some years later I encountered him again at curling clubs in Winnipeg and also through people associated with the Yacht Club. At that time I received a phone call from Barry asking me to curl with his team. I was surprised as I was not in his league at all. He advised me then that at this stage in life we have to try and get players that will make it through the season. His humour showed through. I think of him fondly, he was a good man in all ways. - Posted by: Frank Sim (Old Friend ) on: Jul 25, 2020

  • Uncle Barry was a great guy, his laugh always put a smile on your face. I always looked forward to a game of golf with him, he was a typical Effler, very competitive. Colleen and I will miss him greatly and will think of him often. We were so glad to have seen him on our last trip to Wpg. Condolences to Barry, Laurie, Bill, Wendy, Marlene and families. Neil Effler - Posted by: Neil Effler (Nephew) on: Jul 25, 2020

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