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Born: Aug 07, 1944

Date of Passing: Sep 27, 2020

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August 7, 1944 - September 27, 2020

Peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020, Barry passed away in the late evening.
Barry was born in Sutton Surrey, England and came to Manitoba when he was three years old.
He is predeceased by his parents, Richard and Edith Law; his great-niece Morgan Paquin and great-nephew Jeremy Paquin.
He is survived by his sister Barbara (Greg); nieces, Tara (Ken), Meaghan (Tyler), Jennifer (Bill); great-nieces and nephews, Jessica (Addison), Aaron, Hunter (Montana), and little ones, Liam, Archer and Kashton.
Special recognition to his friend Florence Savard and amazing neighbours, Ryan and Amanda Hafenbrak.
Barry worked at CN Rail for 36 years, retiring in 1995. His passion was music and it showed with his extensive record collection and a 50s room full of anything and everything Elvis Presley!
He enjoyed going to garage sales, playing cards with his buddies. He played hockey for Earl Grey Community Centre. He always had a hockey or football game on TV and was forever a "Couch Coach". His favourite team was the Saskatchewan Roughriders and he attended the Grey Cup for many years. He also liked to travel with Hawaii being his favourite destination.
Barry had many friends; he knew someone wherever he went. He was incredibly generous and never missed a birthday, holiday, or important event for anyone.
He loved all animals and they loved him! He supported many of the animal rescues and always had a pocket full of dog treats.
As per his request, there will be no funeral.
In honour of Barry, donations to any animal rescue in Manitoba will be greatly appreciated.

"His song has ended but
the melody plays on."


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 03, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I worked with Barry from my start in 1964 at Symington Yards. He helped me all my life and I don’t know what screwed up but we drifted apart. I had talked to him awhile before he passed and had thought we would meet but holy shit it breaks my heart it never happened - Posted by: John Conolly (Working buddy and long time friend) on: Nov 20, 2020

  • Barry was my neighbour when I was a kid and I have very found memories of him. If I forgot my house key or needed anything while my parents were away I knew he was able to help. We even had a fence with a gate into his yard as we were back and fourth so much. I still remember his dogs Nakka and Pepper As mentioned he became part of our family. Since moving we have not seen him as much but I know my dad still kept in touch. My condolences to the family - Posted by: Krystyn Zaretski (Anderson) (Old neighbour) on: Oct 07, 2020

  • Barry and I went to many Grey Cups together. Our motto was always “Have a good time not a long time. Many many good memories. We are going to miss you Bud. Go Riders Go!!! - Posted by: Gordon McNeill (Co worker and Grey Cup Buddy) on: Oct 05, 2020

  • I met Barry at a Forever Young Club function ,and have remained friends since . Barry loved music and his extensive record collection and jukeboxes showed it . . It amazed me of his extreme knowledge of songs, artists, and dates albums were released . I am so thankful we got to share lots of football stories ~~ Barry Rider fan ~~ Me -Bomber Fan . And Wow~ his Grey Cup Stories were so funny and entertaining. I don’t know anyone that attended so many Grey Cups as Barry did ! He was a Great guy with a big heart , and it showed by all the friends he had . To Barrys Family my heart goes out to you all during this unexpected loss. Barry, you will sadly missed - Posted by: Marlene Karsin (Friend ) on: Oct 05, 2020

  • I worked with Barry for many years at the Crew Office. As a fellow Rider Fan I have fond memories of Labour Day games in Regina. He had many connections to his grey cup family and he scored me a last minute ticket to the 89 Cup from a disgruntled Edmonton fan. It was an all time classic with the Riders winning 43 to 40 over Hamilton. - Posted by: Jim Kane (Co-worker) on: Oct 03, 2020

  • We will miss his cheery smile and always taking time to say hello whenever we met him! He will be missed in our neighbourhood. Our deepest sympathies to the family. - Posted by: Martha and Ron Friesen (neighbour) on: Oct 03, 2020

  • I was saddened to hear about Barry’s passing, my deepest condolences to his family, friends and acquaintances. He was a member of the record and coffee group with my dad. I just saw him in August when I took him some of my dads records. Rest In Peace Barry, I am sure you and my dad have the Elvis tunes rockin in heaven. - Posted by: Maureen Garrett-Lebrun (Friend) on: Oct 03, 2020

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