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Caplan, Barry Ian

March 31, 1932 – July 24, 2014

Barry Ian Caplan formerly of Montreal, QC, passed away surrounded by his family at Agape Hospice in Calgary, AB after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Besides his loving wife Rita Caplan, Barry is survived by his son Steven, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Thayne Blunston, two grandchildren Rhys and Alina Blunston and brothers Allan and Charlie Caplan.

Barry enjoyed all sports and boxed as a young man. He loved cars and enjoyed driving, working as a chauffeur for many years in Montreal. His real passion however was cooking. He was known as “The Chef” who loved to cook meals for his family, neighbours and friends. Everyone who knew Barry quickly realized that he was an amazing story teller and could always make you laugh and smile with his jokes. His carefree and fun loving attitude kept him young at heart all these years.

Barry will be forever remembered for his generous spirit, his kind heart, and his vivacious personality. His passion and loyalty for his family was undeniable. He was our “Homer”!

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Barry Caplan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Christine Gauthier :

    So sorry for your loss Rita, Jennifer, Thayne and family. I will remember Barry’s smile , laugh , positive attitude, and thoughtfulness. I am so glad I had the chance to know him. Hugs to you all.
    Chris

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  2. Mildred Blunston :

    Sorry to hear the loss of your father Jennifer, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  3. Joan and Allan :

    Dear Rita, Steven, Jennifer and family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Barry’s passing. We have many fond memories of time spent together. Barry brought so much pleasure to my late parents. They never forgot how Barry was so kind to them when he last visited. They loved his sense of humor as did everyone.. We wish you strength during this most difficult time.

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  4. Andrea Smith :

    Jen, Thayne & family…

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. You are all in my daily thoughts and prayers. I will be with you all in spirit as you celebrate your Dad’s life together with family and friends this week. Lots of love from the East Coast….

    Becca xo

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  5. Michelle Jakeman :

    Dear Jen and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you process this difficult time.
    Jen I admired and could tell the great efforts and love you have/had for your dad as you would speak of your time with him and how much you adored and treasured him.
    I will be there Wednesday to celebrate your dad’s life as I know it will give so much of the great energy necessary and important at this time!

    Sending a huge hug and great energy your way,

    Michelle

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  6. Mindy & family :

    Rita and family, Please accept our deepest condolences on Barry’s passing. May his memory be a comfort to all of you.

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  7. Mindy & family :

    Rita, Steven & Jennifer, Barry looks so happy in the above picture. All the Caplan brothers had one face. May his memory be a blessing during this difficult time.

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  8. Gail Pelley- George :

    Rita , Steven & Jennifer sorry for your loss sending hugs your way at this difficult time. Gail & Jimmy.

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  9. Lois & Ernie :

    Dear Rita, Steven, Jennifer, Thayne, Rhys , Alina

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always have such fond memories of Barry.
    So sorry we cannot be there with all of you.
    Lots of Love xoxo

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