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BARRY CAIRNS Obituary pic


Born: Jan 15, 1940

Date of Passing: Sep 02, 2020

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January 15, 1940 to September 2, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce Barry's passing at St. Boniface Hospital, with his family at his side.
He leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 56 years, Shirley; children, Sherri (Mark), James (Roxane) and Crystal (Michael); grandchildren, Connor, Jameson, Megan, Kathleen, Luke, Celeste, Porsh and Michael Jr. He also leaves to mourn his brother Raymond and his sister Judy. Barry was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Asta and by his brothers, Peter and Gus.
Barry was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba and moved to MacGregor before settling on the family farm in Westbourne. He enjoyed playing fastball for the Westbourne Tagers for several seasons and loved watching the Jays. He moved to Winnipeg, where he met his love Shirley and they were married on August 1, 1964.
Barry was active in the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 254 for over 40 years, where he made lifelong friends.
We would like to express our gratitude for the care he received at St. Boniface Hospital , and to the dedicated and compassionate staff on the Palliative Care ward.
As per Barry's wishes, cremation has taken place and interment will take place at Westbourne Cemetery at a later date.

Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, eulogy, stories and condolences for the family by visiting Barry's memorial page at

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Condolences Shirley, Sherri, Jamie‚Äôs and Crystal. He was a great man and loved his family. - Posted by: Eleanore Copet and Family (Friends ) on: Nov 01, 2020

  • Shirley and family, Local 254 Officers, Office Staff and Membership offer our condolences. Barry will forever be the president of Local 254. He was life member and well be forever missed. - Posted by: Kyle Kalcsics (UnionBrother) on: Sep 12, 2020

  • my sincere condolences Shirley and Family, may the special memories help you in this time of sorrow. Barry was a great guy. Yolande - Posted by: yolande manaigre (friend) on: Sep 12, 2020

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