The death occurred at Algonquin Grace Hospice, Huntsville on Monday, May 27, 2013 of Barry MacKay.
A Memorial Service will be held at Trinity United Church, 33 Main Street East, Huntsville on Friday, May 31st at 1 p.m.
There is no prior visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Algonquin Grace Hospice, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, ON P1H 1H7, would be appreciated by the family.
Cynthia Sargeant Walker
Dear Kae Ann: Barry’s passing is a terrible loss for you and your family. My deepest sympathies and condolences to you all at this sad and difficult time. With fondest thoughts,
John & Christine Riviere-Anderson
Dear Kae Ann, Brad and Jonathan,
After the wonderful tributes to their exceptionally brave and fine Dad by Jonathan and Brad, our thoughts remain with your family as you grieve Barry’s passing. We continue to be available to assist you in any way you might need us.
Love, John and Christine
Valerie and Rick Dingman
Dear Kae Ann and FamilyPlease accept our sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather.
Thinking of you and wishing you the comfort of happy memories and love experienced.
With love and prayers,
Valerie and Rick
Kae Ann, Bradley, Jonathan,We are saddened to hear of your loss. We send our deepest condolences and will forever treasure our fond memories of Barry. We hope you may find peace.
Kristine and the Hajas family
To Kae-Anne, Brad and Jon,My love goes out to all of you at this time. I have such great memories of Barry and our family gatherings as kids… Swimming and boating, canoe trips, BBQ’s, the deck in the summertime, Barry’s quiet but loving presence through all of that. He even tolerated me in his classroom and his home during my teens, with such patience and kindness! Your whole family holds a special place in my heart, and I am so grateful to have such wonderful memories with all of you. May all of you have peace in your hearts, love, Janey
Kae, Bradley and Jonathon, So sorry for your loss. Though I had not seen Barry in years I will always remember babysitting for you and Barry always would drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.He was a very special man. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Bill Lawson & Sue Sedgwick
It is hard to say goodbye to our friend Barry. We made good memories on river trips: paddling and sometimes dumping in rapids of the Dumoine, Petawawa, French and Madawaska rivers with old friends and family. (Jonathon will recall helping his Dad pin a canoe on a Whitewater course that included Uncle Hal and Adrian Musters.We also shared some good Scotch, after 4’s, morning swims, dinners, Monday coffee meetings with no agenda or minutes, challenging strikes and satisfying teaching. Barry was a courageous mentor with a dry wit, warm laugh who gave good advice only when asked. He lived by the Golden Rule and set high standards for himself but was lenient with everyone else.
Kent Todd and Chantal Bouillon
Kae-anne, Brad, Jon and family,
We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Barry’s passing. I treasure every minute that we spent with Barry. He had such a magical way with his quick wit and sense of humour. He brought such a sense of caring and warmth to everyone that was around him. The kids were quickly drawn to him with this same warmth and kindness within minutes of seeing him. He is in a place of rest now, and I am certain he will be looking forward to getting his paddle in the water.
You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Love Kent, Chantal and family
I send my deep condolences to Barry’s family. I enjoyed my association with Barry during our university and fraternity days.
We shared thoughts about economic concepts and principles and enjoyed activities and social times at the Fraternity. Barry always appreciated humour and a good laugh – which he often initiated. I appreciated the fact that Barry was a very genuine and caring person.
Barry was an usher at our wedding and he looked outstanding in his formal attire – not his usual dress code.
While I have not seen Barry in recent years, I have excellent memories of our times together and this is what I will treasure.
So Sorry ……….Big Hug to you kae Ann and Love to you and your familyxoxoxoClaudette
Tim and Michelle Davis
Kae Anne, Bradley and Jonathan
I was so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing, I have such great memories of visiting in the summers with you guys when I was younger ! Our prayers for God’s comfort to be with you, May He wrap His Loving arms around you and may His peace penetrate the depths of your heart and soul. Love Tim and Michelle
Joan and Don McIlraith
Dear Kae Anne and family:Barry was a true ‘Gentle Man’ in every sense of that term. We were privileged to know him and share part of his life.
Joan and Don
Kay-Anne and boys.Our thoughts are with you on the loss of a good man. Rubble was a good friend and brother to the six other members of the WTA, always there when we gathered. The friendship that started at Western and on the WTA excursion grew stronger over the years. We were blessed to have Barry and Kay-Anne in our lives. The annual reunions felt like we had never left each others company. We grew so close, brothers in the best sense.
We will miss Rubble, very much. At the same time, he suffered so much and his pain is now over.
You must be proud of the contribution he has made to the students, to the community and to each of you. Your job now is to hold his memory and to live as he would have you live, remembering the good times and the many lessons, celebrating his life at the same time as you grieve his loss.
We regret that we could not be present but will hold Barry and all of you in our hearts as you prepare to move on in his absence.
Wayne (Stew) and Martha Stewart
Dear Kae Ann, Bradley, Johnathan and family,My heart is heavy with your loss, I will be keeping you in my thoughts.
Hugs to all.
Kim (Bell) Gordon
SO incredibly sad to hear of Barry’s passing. I don’t think I ever saw him without that impish little smile on his face, and always with a kind word. I feel comfort in the thought that him and Dad will be sharing jokes and stories together once again. Sending strength and love to you all.
Dear Kae Anne,Bradley,Jonathan and family. Our deepest sympathies on your loss of Barry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barry’s cousin Norma and family
Peggy + Mike Dalton
Dear Kae Anne and family, We are so sorry for your lose. The four of us shared so many wonderful memories together. We will always remember his unique sense of humor and kind gentle way. Will think of him often as we walk on the beach, play a round of golf or sip a good scotch.
we have no choice in our relative but are truly lucky when they are also our friends. Love as always Mike and Peggy
Dear Family,Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for the loss of Uncle Barry. He touched our hearts with his kind gentle way while always enlightening our spirits with his wonderful sense of humour. I cherish the times we shared together and know that he will always be with us in our thoughts and prayers. My sympathies are with you and I hope to be able to come home to see you soon. Love, Blake
Dear Kae Anne & family
So sorry to hear about the passing of Barry.Marie
Mary Susan Dalton
Kae Anne, Bradley, Jonathan,family, friends of Barry:
My deepest sympathies are with you all over the death of Barry. He was such a great guy, great father, and husband. He is at peace now, without pain, and discomfort any longer. It was a privilege having known him, such a big, but kind, gentle man. God Bless you all during this week, and I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers on Friday. Shalom!! He is with God and his parents, siblings, and friends who have passed on before him.