Barry (Ginger) was born in Wetaskawin, Alberta and passed away peacefully at The Pines in Kimberley with his three children by his side. He was 82 years young. He is predeceased by his wife Myra; survived by brother Al (Bev); his son Neil (Ann), daughters Debbie and Kelly (Blair); grandchildren Tyler (Rachel) and Shannon (Liam); great grandchildren Alexis, Henry Bear and Zachery. Ginger is also survived by his special partner June Bottesi and her family.
Barry grew up in Wetaskawin and Riley, Alberta where he was a farm boy and his family operated the local diner. In his teens he played junior hockey for the Crowsnest Coalers and then in Kimberley with the Dynamiters. He was employed at Cominco and retired as a foreman. Barry was a avid athlete who enjoyed skiing and golf. He especially loved watching baseball, curling, hockey and golf on television. In addition, he also loved having a hearty laugh with all his good friends, crib at Centennial Hall and Burger Tuesday’s at the Sully. Ginger spent his winters in Pahrump, Nevada where he and June enjoyed golf, Las Vegas shows and travelling.
Special thanks to the staff of the Green Home in Cranbrook and of The Pines in Kimberley. Words cannot describe the kindness and care Barry received.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kimberley Special Care Home or a charity of your choice.
A celebration of Ginger’s life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.