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GORDON EDWARD BARR (GORD)

Born: Jan 24, 1943

Date of Passing: Jan 12, 2023

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GORDON EDWARD BARR
January 24, 1943 - January 12, 2023


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gordon "Gord" Edward Barr. His memory will endure through his loving wife Gloria, three children Jeffery, Sheila, Susan (Ken), grandchildren Devon, Hana, and Erika, family and his immense community of friends.
Gord was not only recognized by his impressive height and boisterous voice, but by his joyous personality and talent to make people laugh. Always positive, he possessed unmatched conversational skills, which he used daily in his career as a Custom's Broker. Later in life, he transitioned into a career at Walmart where his love of people and kind soul brought joy to the community. Gord was happiest around his family and with a plate of baked treats in his hands.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com


Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 21, 2023

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • Sad to hear of Gord's passing - I'll always cherish the times we had when the old Walmart crew were all together. Condolences to his family - Posted by: Will (Former Coworker) on: Jan 24, 2023

  • Sorry to hear the news of the sudden passing of Uncle Gord. I always remember the great pool parties the Barr family would host in the summer months. He was very generous with his time during those events. He always wanted to make sure that you were having a good time and well taken care of. I always looked forward to visiting in the summer. I also remember golfing with him at Kildonan Golf course once with Sheila I believe. He was very patient with me as I was just learning how to golf at the time. I think I was hitting the ball 50 yards at a time. That round of golf must have felt like an eternity to him. He was very gracious about my poor playing. I still play Kildonan GC every year and think about that round. My heart goes out to Aunt Gloria, and cousins Jeff, Sheila, and Susan. - Posted by: Michael Farion (Nephew) on: Jan 23, 2023

  • My sincere sympathy to Gord's wife and family on his passing. I have known Gord during his years at Wal-Mart, and I am sure his handing out of Happy Face stickers and coupons will be remembered by most customers. Gord was always the go to person for updates on store information. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Margie Tymofichuk (Co-worker) on: Jan 23, 2023

  • Gord was such a welcoming and kind man and was an amazing coworker and friend. It was an honour to have known him and he will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Hailey and Colleen (Coworkers and friends ) on: Jan 22, 2023

  • I really enjoyed Gord's wit and humor when we would sit around the table in the lunch room. He was such a kind man, he always had a baby diaper coupon in his pocket ready to give a customer. Everyone knew who Gord was and he certainly will be missed. Condolences to Gord's wife and family. - Posted by: Lucille Wilson (Coworker at Walmart) on: Jan 22, 2023

  • Dear Gordon was a first cousin on my fathers side. The oldest son of my auntie. We only say each other when young. But 7 years ago took up playing words with friends . Gordon was a brutal player, always a winner. it was fun reconnecting.. then one day a week ago Gordon was not playing which was unusual. I texted Gordon asking where he was and no answer until a week later received an email from his sister Janice that Gordon had passed away jan 12. We felt very upset as his age was very close to ours,we never got to know Gloria. Or his children but always kept in touch. He was the tallest person in the whole family.. reading his condolences certainly say how much he was loved and appreciated. May he rest in peace and meet up with brother Bruce… all our love to his family . Deepest heartfelt sympathy. Lynne and Don Beamer. - Posted by: Lynne and Don Beamer (First cousin on my fathers side) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • One of rivercrests finest. Played hockey together in his back yard and on old timers team. Will always remember his unique laugh pleasant and positive outlook. So many fond memories. Gloria and family sorry for your loss but know you have so many treasured memories as so many of the rivercrest residents do. - Posted by: Red Hutmacher (Friend and old neighbors ) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • My condolences to the Barr family. Interactions with Gordon were always a pleasure. - Posted by: Pat Psooy (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • Gord was indeed a true gentleman meeting everyone with a smile and kind word. He was indeed a woven fibre of community. Though I never had the privilege of working with Gord at his first customs brokerage career he left a legacy. Much later in life his assistance in the Walmart baby area along with a kind comment, a wink, a smile always found a way to make a chore ‘a moment of brightness’. And it wasn’t enough to just do that for me ‘in the moment’ but he’d also realize people that you knew and say….. ‘And, don’t forget to say … Hi from Gord to ….. ‘ Heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the community at large - Posted by: Alan Dewar (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • I met Gord while out for a walk one day when I first moved into the community. We got to know each other and found that we had some common interests. We continued to meet up, and over the years became friends. Gore had many talents. Thankfully, memories of him will linger on into the future in the crafts that he created and mostly gave away. He got great pleasure from his crafting creations that he made on his jigsaw. I have some all over my yard, as do many neighbours. Thanks to Gord and his daily walks and bicycle rides around the community, anyone who needed to know what was new, could count on Gord for information. He was a true Guardian of the Community, and will be missed. I know that both Gloria and Jeff will miss him, as well as the rest of the family. He was one of the good guys. - Posted by: Dave Grant (Neighbours ) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • I met Gord while out for a walk one day when I first moved into the community. We got to know each other and found that we had some common interests. We continued to meet up, and over the years became friends. Gore had many talents. Thankfully, memories of him will linger on into the future in the crafts that he created and mostly gave away. He got great pleasure from his crafting creations that he made on his jigsaw. I have some all over my yard, as do many neighbours. Thanks to Gord and his daily walks and bicycle rides around the community, anyone who needed to know what was new, could count on Gord for information. He was a true Guardian of the Community, and will be missed. I know that both Gloria and Jeff will miss him, as well as the rest of the family. He was one of the good guys. - Posted by: Dave Grant (Neighbours ) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • My sincere condolences to the Barr famIly. Gord was always ready to stop whatever he was doing to have a chat and I enjoyed the neighbourly chats I had with him. Gord will be missed. Again my sympathies. - Posted by: Joyce Fieting (Neighbor/Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • My deepest sympathy to Gord's family on his passing. During the years I worked at MWG Apparel, Gord was our Customs Broker. I always enjoyed our banter back and forth. He was a wonderful man. - Posted by: Louise Bloomfield (Friend) on: Jan 21, 2023

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