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Born: Dec 31, 1958

Date of Passing: May 13, 2022

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barry Locken, loving husband, father, and grandfather, on May 13, 2022, with family by his side.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Pam, of 33 years; son Jackson (Tiffany); daughter Karly (Jordan) and grandkids, Everly, Sloan and Hunter.
Barry is also survived by his sister Brenda (Rob); brother Bruce (Sharrol); nephew Blake (Michelle); niece Melissa (Greg); father-in-law Len; sister-in-law Debbie; brother in-law Mike; uncle Roger and aunt Pat and many cousins who will miss him dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Dorothy Locken; mother-in-law Anita Jackson and nephew Connor Locken.
Barry was born on December 31, 1958 in Winnipeg, MB. He relocated to Nanaimo, BC with his family in the 90s, returning to Winnipeg six years ago to be closer to his children. One of his greatest joys was his grandchildren.
Barry was a true entrepreneur and a talented businessman who enjoyed a successful career as a business owner and in various roles in sales and procurement. He had incredible drive and passion that will have a lasting effect on those who knew him. He cared deeply for his family and his community. Whether it was collaborating with his neighbours and lifelong friends to found "Candy Cane lane", earning a trophy as a chilli-cook-off champion, coaching hockey, planning unforgettable company events, or renovating homes with his wife, he excelled at what he did and brought joy to others. He also loved travelling with his wife and family.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at HSC. In accordance with Barry's wishes, he has been cremated. A private celebration will be held to honour Barry - a man who lived life to the fullest and left us too soon.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 28, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I will always remember your words "Hi Cuz", the smile, the brightness of your eyes and the hug we always shared any time we were together Locken Hugs are the best I am so thankful for all the photos Uncle Roger and Auntie Pat had of you and that they shared them with me. Happy memories of you. The last time we spent time together was in 2019 when I was in Winnipeg. I am grateful you asked for one on one time. Our car ride, listening to music, talking about our growing up as cousins will be one of many memories I will hold onto I am one of so many family and friends who love you and will always hold a special place in our hearts for you Rest Easy Gone too soon Hugs Cuz PS Thanks for the hummingbird visit. - Posted by: Lori Ann Locken (cousin) on: Jun 15, 2022

  • A remember Barry as a kind man of generous heart and very proud of his family especially his grandchildren. Sad he is gone still being relatively young. Pray God's comfort for Pam and entire family. - Posted by: Roy Beyer (Son’s (Jackson) father-in-law ) on: May 31, 2022

  • Extending my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Bruce, Sharrol and the Locken family on the passing of Barry Locken. It's evident that he touched alot of lives along the way! Very sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time. Lynda Ruban Canadian Cancer Society (retired) - Posted by: Lynda Ruban (Canadian Cancer Society (retired)) on: May 30, 2022

  • We’re so sorry for you and your families loss. Such a shock. I remember Barry as an always warm, friendly presence. He’s sure to be sorely missed. Brenda & Lionel - Posted by: Brenda Reimer (Friend ) on: May 29, 2022

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