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MCVICAR, Barry Marshall

February 25, 1927 – March 8, 2013

Barry passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday March 8, 2013 at the age of 86.

He was born in Winnipeg and received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1949 where he was very active in student affairs. He married Pauline Broadfoot in 1950 and moved west to the oilfields where he held executive positions in several oil and gas companies, including his own, for the next 40 years. Barry ended his career as President and CEO of the Consolidated Group of Companies.

Barry was an avid paddler on Manitoba lakes and rivers. A passionate life-long skier, he yodelled happily down his beloved mountains across North America. He was an amateur radio operator who enjoyed connecting with fellow hams around the world. He was a diligent volunteer with many organizations including the Post Polio Society, CODA for the 1968 and 1972 bids for the Winter Olympic Games and the Calgary River Valleys Committee. Barry truly enjoyed belonging to various boards and associations, especially Probus and the Knights of the Round Table. On special occasions, he would often deliver a speech or poem with eloquence and humour. Barry was devoted to his family, friends and community.

Barry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pauline, their two sons David (Sabine) of Munich and Jamie (Bonnie) of Canmore, daughter Tara of Los Angeles, six grandchildren Max, Raphael, Columbia, Sam, Niki and Lily, and Lily’s father Greg Pulier of Los Angeles.

He was predeceased by his brother Jackie, sister Beverly and his daughter Marcia.

A celebration of Barry’s life will be held at the Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building at 3625 4th Street S.W. Calgary on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family deeply appreciates the cheerful and compassionate care given to Barry by the staff at Heartland, Bethany Care Centre.

In living memory of Barry McVicar, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Allison and Gary Braun :

    Jamie and Bonnie, we were very sorry to hear that your dad passed away. He sounded like he was a special person. Thinking of you.

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  2. Jacqueline Donoghue :

    I could start this message with a quote or bit of verse, but if I got it wrong Barry would be the first to remind me. As the lady who made cookies for Barry and Graham and their “ski-buddies” I remember the joy they had skiing together in the mountains they loved. Pauline, may you and your family take comfort in all the joyful memories you have of Barry, a one-of-the-kind great guy.

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  3. Rest in peace Sir Knight Barry. You have my sincere condolences.

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  4. Mavis (Henderson) Marteinson :

    Pauline and Family,
    It was with sadness that I read of Barry’s passing. I still remember the important contribution he made to the University of Manitoba while we (Pauline and I) were students there. May the memories from your years together sustain you at this time.

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  5. I offer my sincerest condolences in your loss of Barry. We had a good and long relationship when he was working for Schlumberger in Regina. I’m sorry I lost contact with him after that.
    Sincerely,
    Jake

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  6. Roy and Laura Glover :

    Our hearts are with you Pauline. The Glovers

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  7. Jamie, Bonnie and family,
    Learning about your father’s background more now explains a lot about your character and passions. I know he will be missed so you are in our families thoughts.
    Mark

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  8. Pauline and Family,

    Thinking of Barry brings back fond memories of skiing on weekends, of working together on the Olympic Winter Games application and bull sessions on many subjects. He will be missed.

    Ed and Joyce Davis

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  9. Brenda Tweedie :

    Pauline
    I was so sorry to hear the news about Barry. I will always remember the twinkle in his eye and his ready sense of humor. My sincere condolences to you and yours. Brenda Tweedie

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  10. Diane Graves :

    The McVicar family,
    I was saddened to hear of your loss. I have great memories of Barry and his terrific smile!
    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Diane

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  11. Message for Pauline McVicar and family.
    Belated condolences to you Pauline and your family. I regret not learning of Barry’s passing till this week as I certainly would have attended the memorial service if I had known.
    His obituary notice provided a reminder of the broad scope of his career and life. The obituary photograph triggered many fond memories of Barry and the privilige I enjoyed in sharing his life experiences.
    Sincerely, Neal Collins.

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  12. Honourable Nick Taylor :

    Attended your service at the Old Timers and once again realized how talented your friends and family are.
    Condolences to Pauline and family and Rest In Peace, Sir Knight.

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