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Born: Jan 12, 1929

Date of Passing: Apr 26, 2023

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Reverend Kenneth R. Barclay, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, passed away at his residence in Winnipeg on April 26, 2023; he was 94 years old.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on January 12, 1929, Fr. Ken attended Pope John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Exner on August 25, 1982. Fr. Ken served as the Parochial Vicar of St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Winnipeg (1982 to 1983) and at St. Mary’s Cathedral (1983 to 1985). He served as Pastor of St. Michael’s Parish in Gimli with attached missions (1985 to 1991), Our Lady of Victory Parish in Winnipeg (1991 to 1997) and at St. Andrew and Margaret Parish in Little Britain (1997 to 1999). Fr. Ken retired from active ministry in 1999 and then served for some years as a Sacramental Minister at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

A Funeral Mass for Fr. Barclay will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg, presiding.

A reception will follow in the cathedral hall. Interment will take place at Assumption Cemetery.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 20, 2023

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Father Barclay well loved by my wife and myself, did a great job serving the 3 masses of Camp Morton, Gimli, Winnipeg Beach every Sunday. Will be missed God bless - Posted by: Daniel Mohan (Parishioner) on: May 31, 2023

  • Sending my sincerest condolences. He was a wonderful priest in our parish (St. Michael's Church, Gimli) and we enjoyed many social gatherings as well. - Posted by: Anne Penziwol (Member of St Michael's CWL) on: May 24, 2023

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