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BARRY MCKINNON

Born: Jun 19, 1946

Date of Passing: Jul 14, 2022

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BARRY MCKINNON
June 19, 1946 – July 14, 2022


With great sadness, we announce the passing of our brother Barry after a long illness with Alzheimer's Disease.
He is predeceased by his mom, dad and sister. Survived by his two sisters, Kathryn (Michael) and Lorna (Al) and nieces and nephew.
Cremation has taken place.
A big thank you to the kind staff at Riverview Health Centre.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 16, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • We were saddened to hear of Barry’s passing. We’d lost touch over the past several years not knowing his circumstances. Barry has been greatly missed at our Cannon family ‘CEO’ dinners (Christmas, Easter and Other Special Occasions) where we’d talk about anything and everything for hours while filling up on good food and great wine (or beer). Rest easy dear cousin, we’ll all meet up again and raise a glass. Our sincere condolences to Lorna, Kathy and families. - Posted by: Brenda Cannon, Gail Burfoot, Roy Cannon (Cousins/Uncle) on: Aug 03, 2022

  • I had the pleasure of spending a number of years with Barry cycling all over Winnipeg between soccer games, and commiserating the regular losses over plentiful ales. Thoughtful, meandering discussions were the norm and I will always miss those moments. Barry was definitely a sage who did not hoard. Condolences to all his family and friends. - Posted by: Alun Carter (Friend) on: Aug 03, 2022

  • The date was March 6, 1969, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers were playing at the University of Manitoba's UMSU gym. On that fateful night I first met Barry and his friend Don. We did not speak long but from that night an enduring friendship developed to this day. Although we both loved music especially blues, there was much more to Barry than his love of music, as I discovered out over the years. I could pretty well talk about anything with Barry he was always well informed. Over the years I and some of our mutual friends left Winnipeg for Toronto. I would always return every Christmas and a few summers to visit family and friends. During those many visits I would always call Barry to catch a band and talk over a few beers. Year after year I could call and receive the same answer, sure pick me up at 9:00. Barry also visited me a few times in Toronto when he was visiting his sister near Toronto. I also played soccer with Barry before I left for Toronto. My brother Doug also played with Barry for years after that. Barry had many friends with a lot of them being my friends as well. I have missed seeing him these last years because of his health. I last saw Barry 2 years ago at Riverview Health Centre with our mutual friend Mel. I was saddened to hear of Barry’s passing last week, to me he was the epitome of a true friend. Rest in peace my old friend! - Posted by: Brent Hilderman (friend) on: Jul 23, 2022

  • Barry, Al and I spent many hours and many beers after many lopsided soccer games (on the losing side) talking about books, movies, life philosophies, whatever else might come to mind. We did not play soccer so much for the game as for the company, and Barry was a big part of it, a very special part of it. While I have not seen Barry for many years, having moved away from Winnipeg, he has always remained with me because, I suppose, he made me think and consider things to the point that he changed me in some small but important way. Not many people can do that. I wish I had told him that years ago but, knowing Barry, he would tell me to learn from it and tell the next important person in my life. Barry made my life better and he will always be remembered fondly and as a good friend. My thoughts and condolences are with his family and loved ones. Dave - Posted by: Dave Hutton (Friend) on: Jul 21, 2022

  • We have known Barry for 50 years, first meeting when Leo played on the same soccer team. The friendship grew over the years to include Maureen and then our two sons. Barry was one of the most intelligent and kindest person we ever knew; his breadth of knowledge on any topic from music to literature to world events never ceased to amaze us. He loved cats and kids and pretty ladies! If Barry was with strangers, he would quickly engage them on whatever topic was of interest to them. He was an avid walker and cyclist and excelled at Trivial Pursuit. He was truly a Renaissance man. We will remember him with great fondness. - Posted by: Maureen and Leo Steinfeld (Friends) on: Jul 18, 2022

  • So sad to hear Barry has passed away. He was a very intelligent person. He loved books, music, sports, movies, and riding his bike. He was a teacher but left the profession to do other things. He was a person I always looked up to and is sadly missed. - Posted by: George Bain (Friend) on: Jul 17, 2022

  • I knew Barry back in the 70s when we were all living in Fort Rouge. He was a great guy, personable, funny and super intelligent. As avid film goers, we had many great conversations around movies. I’m really sorry to have learned of his illness and passing. Rest In Peace, Barry. With deepest condolences to the family. - Posted by: Len Paquin (Friend ) on: Jul 17, 2022

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