June 21, 1932 – May 4, 2017
Barry was born in Red Deer, Alberta, to Margaret and Ernest Brown. He passed away peacefully at home on May 4, 2017.
Barry attended school in Red Deer before getting a job to help the family out. While Barry worked at Revelstoke Trucking in 1960 he met the love of his life Lorna and on May 20, 1961 they married in Red Deer. Barry and Lorna raised two sons Tony and Curtis and two daughters Tracy and Cindy.
Barry starting with UFA in 1964 in Red Deer and after 39 years with UFA he retired. While working at UFA, Barry and the family moved to Provost in 1967 then to Airdrie 1972 and finally in 1974 the family settled in Stettler.
Barry was well known in the community and could always be counted on to help when called or volunteer in the community.
One of Barry’s favorite pastimes was playing cards with friends. During hockey season he would be watching his favorite team, the Edmonton Oilers. He was one of their biggest fans during the many Stanley Cup wins and the low of them not making the playoffs. He also enjoyed bowling and playing an occasional round of golf.
Barry enjoyed visiting with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, passing on his strong sense of humor and ethics by his example and behavior.
Barry leaves to mourn his loving wife of 56 years Lorna; children Tracy (Ted) Muller, Cindy Rock, Tony (Wilma) Brown, and Curtis Brown; grandchildren Brandon Muller, Sarah (Jeremy) Bessey, Amelia (Chris) Mariak, Royce Rock, and Kash Brown; great-grandchildren Ariel Bessey, Aubrey Mariak, and Eden Bessey; brother Harold (Joyce) Horne; brother-in-law Larry (Leanne) Walton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents Margaret and Ernest Brown; brothers Roy Horne, Bill Horne, and Doug Brown; and sisters Marg Hall and Grace Pimm.
Funeral Service was held Wednesday, May 10, at the St. Peters Lutheran Church in Stettler, Alberta. Officiating Clergy was Pastor Jonathan Aicken. The organist was Doug McKay. A tribute was given by Leanne Walton. Special music was provided by Shirley McKay with “Just As I Am” and by the St Peter’s Lutheran Church Choir. Honorary Pallbearers were Brandon Muller, Sarah Bessey, Amelia Mariak, Royce Rock, Kash Brown, and the UFA Alumni.
Memorial tributes may be directed to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 5712 – 48 Ave, Stettler, Alberta, T0C 2L1; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Following the funeral service, family and friends were invited to a luncheon hosted by the St. Peter’s Congregation in the Church Reception Center.
MACLEAN’S FUNERAL HOME
of Oyen in care of arrangements.