May 4, 1922 TO July 29, 2011
Gus Barry died peacefully at the age of 89 years at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary. He will be missed by the love of his life, Betty Anderson; his daughter, Lynn Barry (Robert Gammie) of Christina Lake; and son, Jim Barry (Dianna); as well as his grandchildren: Kira Gammie, Ryan Olivier (Christine), Monique Olivier (Torey McLeish), Lachlan Barry, Devon McKendrick, Kaitlin McKendrick and Kelly Gammie (Jory). He is also survived by his brothers, Darrel and Eric; and his sisters: Joan, Doreen and Yvonne. Gus was predeceased by his sister Daphne and his parents, James and Beatrice Barry.
Gus will be remembered as a man of integrity, whose zest and passion for his next entrepreneurial vision was unequalled. He loved the “journey” and lived life to the fullest. He always had a sparkle in his eye and was forever the optimist. He had an incredible work ethic and for many years operated his own business (Barry Brokerage Ltd.) as well as a Red Rooster Convenience Store and Grandma Lee’s Bakery (to name just a few of his enterprises). Throughout his life Gus lived in Woodbridge and Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver; Calgary; Vernon; Grand Cache; and Grand Forks, BC. Gus was recognized in Grand Forks as their Volunteer of the Year in 2008. Heaven will never be the same now that Gus has arrived! He will still be chasing rainbows, setting up more effective ways to run the organization, piping in the music of the greatest jazz musicians, and hustling to win just one more game of pool. We will miss you.
Many thanks to everyone who extended their friendship to Gus while he lived in Grand Forks, with a special thanks to Stan Schmidt and Cher Wyers. A celebration of Gus’s life will take place in Calgary in the last week in August. More information available from Lynn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Leyden Funeral Services were in care of arrangements.