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CALLAWAY, Robert Barrie

February 23, 1940 – Cobden, Victoria, Australia
June 8, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Barrie Callaway, beloved husband of Coralie Callaway passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the age of 73 years.

Besides his loving wife Coralie, Barrie is survived by two sons John (Liz) and Todd (Danielle); and a sister June Hoffmann of Australia.

A Celebration of Barrie’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Prostate Cancer Canada, 2 Lombard Street 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 1M1 Telephone: 1-888-255-0333, www.prostatecancer.ca

In living memory of Barrie Callaway, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Carol Blades :

    My sincere condolences to all members of Barrie’s family. The memory bank of my principalship journey at Ranchlands Elementary is filled with many engaging stories of Barrie. His tireless work on behalf of students and his wonderful engaging conversations will stay with me always. My prayers are with you at this time.

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  2. Shelly Wright :

    My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    I knew Barrie through the calligraphy guild and it was always a pleasure to see him in class. He was always so upbeat and had a twinkle in his eye.
    We’ll miss him.

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  3. So sorry to hear the news. Hugs and sympathy to Coralie and family.
    Barrie – you fought long and hard – always looking for new treatments, working at keeping good health, and enjoying life – your garden, your calligraphy, and sharing times with Coralie, the boys, friends and visitors.

    So glad mum and I could visit in 2012. Wonderful memories of your home and hospitality.

    We’ll miss you.
    With love Doona, Jacqui and Joanne

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  4. Trish and David Venn :

    Our love to you Coralie, John and Todd at this sad time. We were lucky enough to see Barrie in 2012 when he was in fairly good health and will carry the memory of that happy time. He was a true gentleman and fought this disease with all his strength. May our caring thoughts from Australia give you comfort.

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  5. Linda Engel :

    Coralie and family, I was so saddened to hear of Barrie’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. I knew Barrie first as our son, David’s, teacher where I grew to respect him and later as a coworker at Ranchlands, where I came to be genunely proud to call him “friend”. He’ll truly be missed!

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  6. Sheryl Schoenthaler :

    I already miss hearing Mr. Calloway’s great accent! He was involved in track and field as a starter. He started many of my races at Foothills Track!

    One particular race I recall was the 200m in the rain and I false-started! Well, Mr. Calloway and I were both surprised. After the race, Mr. Calloway said, “Well, Sheryl, you’ve never done that before, but what a time to do it!”

    I always enjoyed chatting with Mr. Calloway. He was always joyful and fun. He will be missed at the track.

    My prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

    Take care of yourselves,
    Sheryl

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  7. Sheryl Schoenthaler :

    Sheryl Schoenthaler on June 10th, 2013 10:36 pm
    Please excuse the spelling errors in my other posted message.

    I already miss hearing Mr. Callaway’s great accent! He was involved in track and field as a starter. He started many of my races at Foothills Track!

    One particular race I recall was the 200m in the rain and I false-started! Well, Mr. Callaway and I were both surprised. After the race, Mr. Callaway said, “Well, Sheryl, you’ve never done that before, but what a time to do it!”

    I always enjoyed chatting with Mr. Callaway. He was always joyful and fun. He will be missed at the track.

    My prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

    Take care of yourselves,
    Sheryl

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  8. June Richardson :

    What a joy it was to know Barrie,always friendly , helpful and cheerful-my life is blessed because I knew him.

    And dear Coralie, I am so sad for you, my loving arms and prayers are surrounding you and your lovely family….
    with much love
    Doona’s Mum

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  9. Diana desrochers :

    Kind regards and prayers for the family of Barry Callaway.
    I remember, Barrie, from his teaching days at Ranchlands Community school.

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  10. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Barrie Callaway – Mr. Callaway as he always was to me.

    I was a student of Mr. Callaway’s back at Parkdale Elementary School – Grade 4/5 during the 1970’s. Mr. Callaway was a popular teacher and somewhat polarizing. He was tough but very likeable and very passionate about his interests. We all remember how fond he was of music and his impressive skill at playing the clarinet. For most of us, it was our first introduction to the clarinet and we marvelled at how he could play the hits of the day and yesteryear with ease. I will always recall how Mr. Callaway loved track and field and supported the need for PE for all students. He knew how important fitness was before it was widely popular in the elementary curriculum. Mr. Callaway left an indelible impression upon many of us. Thanks for sharing him with so many kids during his teaching career!

    I trust that you too have many warm memories to carry you through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

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  11. Donna Buchanan :

    I will miss seeing Barrie at Friends. I always enjoyed our chats and seeing both of you doing your puzzles. It was fun to discuss the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars and make guesses on who would get voted off next. My thoughts and prayers are with you Coralie and your family at this difficult time.

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  12. Larissa Brell :

    May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
    I am sorry for your loss.
    Larissa Brell

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  13. David and Carol Sinnett :

    Dear Coralie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will never forget what a warm, loving, intelligent and funny man Barrie was. We were always in awe of his love of learning and his sharing that knowledge with such enthusiasm – he must have been a wonderful teacher.

    Our thoughts are with you.

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  14. Darlene Howden :

    Dear Coralie and family, I am saddened by your deepest loss that words cannot express. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and John and Todd. Memories now will be your companion. My thoughts are with you.
    Darlene

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  15. Alison Philpotts :

    I remember Mr.Callaway during my years at Varsity Acres Elementary, and I loved having him as my teacher. I am sorry for his family’s loss, and send my condolences.

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  16. Hugh & Peggy Robinson :

    Barrie will be so missed in every area of his life but especially for us of the BVCG in the calligraphy part. He was a joy to work & to converse with! He opened my eyes to the lands down under & he’ll certainly live on in his fine art work.

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  17. Adele Mills :

    Coralie and boys,
    I taught with Barrie at Parkdale El (CBE) when you first immigrated to Canada. Barrie always expected the best from students and was a tough taskmaster.
    I have fond memories of him with various students-and the gum jar! I am so sorry you did not get a longer time together.
    Adele

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  18. Susan Roelofs :

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Barrie. I will miss his cheerful conversations and the gardening advice he gave so freely at Friends. Condolences to Coralie and family. Susan

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  19. Susan Roelofs :

    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Barrie. I will miss his cheerful conversations and the gardening advice he gave so freely at Friends. Condolences to Coralie and family.

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  20. Bruce, Jennifer and Stephanie Young :

    Dear Coralie and family.
    So sorry to hear the news. We have warm memories of Barrie on your visits back to Australia. The girls remember you both around the loungeroom at Doona and Geoff’s.
    Our thoughts are with you.

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  21. Shola & Tammy Adeniyi :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love of family and friends and the beautiful memories of such a great man bring you comfort during this difficult time.
    Shola & Tammy

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  22. I am so sorry to hear of Barrie’s passing. I will always fondly remember him as a fine teacher and colleague. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Coralie as well as your boys.

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  23. After the memorial service yesterday I felt sadness…..BUT most importantly INSPIRATION after learning more about Barrie and how FULL his life truly was.I feel not only lucky to know him but inspired by a life well lived! As everyone clapped loudly to celebrate such an amazing man and his life…I will walk forward with love and thankfulness for the true inspiration Barrie has left me and everyone…,You will be missed!

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  24. Sonja Evans (Oliemans) :

    I’d like to send you my condolences on the passing of Mr. Callaway. He was my Grade 5 teacher at Parkdale Elementary School when he first came to Canada, and he made quite an impression on me! He was the first male teacher I had ever seen, and the first man I ever saw to use an umbrella, and wear a fur coat during recess! I can still remember him playing his clarinet for us, sitting on his tall blue stool that he bought at a bargain price. He was one of my favourite teachers. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  25. Janice Holloway :

    I was so sorry to hear of Barrie’s passing. I too, have fond memories of Barrie as a friend, mentor and colleague at Ranchlands school. He taught from his heart and was a wonderful role model to us all. My condolences to Coralie and family.
    Janice Holloway (Soltysiak)

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  26. Bruce Wilson :

    Coralie, John and Todd: I only found out today about your husband and father. He was one of my best teaching friends of my career. We shared many carpooling rides together and I have so many positive memories of stories that I will always cherish. And our trip with your family to Australia in 1988 and meeting June and your family members, was truly amazing. It brought me closer together with you and I gained an appreciation of Australia and its culture. But I just could never master that accent! I shall always remember Barrie and I performing “Eat it” from Weird Al for the Ranchlands assembly. To this day, it is one of the most talked about events that so many staff and parents and former students remembered about Barrie. And of course, his well organized special events “How many volleys in a minute?” and skipping club spectacular performances. Barrie was all about sports, fitness, academics and fun!
    As I remember the great parts of our relationship, I mourn with you at the loss of a good friend, neighbor and teaching partner. I still have every Xmas card that Barrie handmade in his own calligraphy style.
    May you rest in peace and know you held a special place in so many people’s hearts!

    Bruce and Carol

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  27. Michelle Everett Faunt :

    I am very saddened to hear of Mr. Callaway’s passing. He was my grade 5 teacher at Dalhousie Elementary School in the late 1970’s. I loved his accent and have vivid and very fond memories of him playing his clarinet for the class! I also remember our class singing “6 White Boomers” at Christmas time and thinking how “cool” it was to learn an Australian song. I particularly remember learning about Canadian history from Mr. Callaway in Social Studies. He helped to instil my love of the social sciences and my interest in Canadian history through the rest of my education. Mr. Calaway was a passionate educator and one of my most memorable and favorite teachers in my life! I am thankful to have been one of his students. My prayers and deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.

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  28. Bob and Kay Dunn :

    Coralie and family Kay and I were so saddened to read of Barrie’s passing. I most enjoyed Barrie as Grade 4 teacher in my time as Ranchlands principal – his work in developing skipping groups made up of elementary children was outstanding. It was so neat to reconnect when I was given the honour of officiating at John and Liz’s wedding. He will be missed.

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  29. Christine Murphy :

    Coralie,
    So terribly sorry that you have lost your dance partner through life. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Chris and Jim Murphy

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  30. Patricia Down :

    Dear Coralie,
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your husband, Barrie.
    Patricia & Gary Down
    Dalhousie

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  31. Marg (Gowing) Weber :

    The Callaway family have many, many good memories of Barrie as do his co-workers at Ranchlands School. He will be missed. Marg (Gowing)Weber

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  32. Jillayne Neufeld :

    I am saddened to read of my absolutely favourite teacher’s passing last year. I’m not sure what made me think of him today but I hold such wonderful memories of him as my grade 5 teacher at Varsity Acres Elementary School. His love of music, spelling and gym activities were inspirational to me and my favourite classes. I remember him dividing our class into two teams, lining up and then playing songs on his clarinet where the person at the front of each team line got to guess what song he was playing. Also the spelling competitions we would have and the different levels having names of snakes. I could go on and on with good memories. He will not be forgotten. My condolences, however late, to his family, friends and likely many more appreciative students.

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  33. I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Calaways passing. I am sorry for my late condolences, I was telling my Grandaugher a fifth grade story about him and she googled him and told me the news. I am so sorry for your loss.

    I have few memories of teachers in my past. Hands down he was the best teacher I ever had. His teaching went far beyond the class room. He taught me the art of control and keeping yourself in check. I remember one time in track I was very fast and was sure I was ready to teach Mr. Calaway how to run!! He set a time and made sure all my friends were there to watch the race. We paraded out to the 100 m track it could have been yards back then and he gave me a proper trimming! That lesson has stayed with me for life and indeed I use it everyday in business. I offen talk about him and how I appreciated his style of teaching. I’ve been talking about him for 50 years and will continue to share Mr. Calaway stories into the future. Thank you for all you taught me. RIP

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