Barry was called into the Creator’s arms on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at the age of 28 years.
Barry was born in Calgary, AB. He was a very loving and handsome young man with a smile that would brighten your day. He was well known for the passion he had for golf, hockey, basketball, wrestling (Barry Wonderful) and football, which he played with the Calgary Bulldogs and Bishop Grandin Ghosts. In September 2008 he married his childhood sweetheart, Alberta. Barry’s greatest accomplishment was his children, whom he held and adored with great pride, promised them the world and protected them with all his love and wisdom. Our family use to tease him by calling him “Mr. Mom”. Barry was employed at Chilla Elementary School, he enjoyed working there as he loved seeing the smiles on the children’s faces. He also worked in the Nation’s various departments and most recently received a home which he designed himself, taking in mind the comfort he could provide for his family. Barry always held his traditional ways and culture with great value. Barry was a proud godfather to Lisa and Curtis Big Plume’s children and Natasha Memnook.
Barry is survived by his loving wife, Alberta; children Corbin, Shari-Anne and Eileen; parents Iris Otter and Virgil Jacobs; grandparents Barbara Otter and Roy Otter; traditional mother Annie Crane; maternal grandparents Vicky Jacobs, Marie (Winston) Wadsworth, Theresa H. Big Plume, Clifford (Vanora) Big Plume and Audrey Pipestem; paternal grandmothers Cecelia Jacobs, Brenda Jacobs, and Cheryl Baptise; grandfathers Carl Big Plume, Hardy, Guyosado, Jackson, Ponch, Harry Jacobs and George Onespot; brothers Eugene (Angela) Memnook, Joseph Saddleback, Langdon Crowchild, Leon Crane, Garvin, Garth and Carson Otter, Cameron, Thomas, Ronald and Narcisse Deschamps, Kenton and Kyle Jacobs and all his bros.; sisters Cara (Daniel) Big Plume, Kristen, Tierra and Kaitlin Deschamps, and Rebbeca and Daisy Jacobs; uncles Chief Sandford (Brenda) Big Plume, and Councillor Gilbert (Pam)Crowchild; aunts Sophia (Jordan) Stimson, Sharon (Ronald) Deschamps, Cindy (Clint) Otter-Hunter, Vanessa (Wayne) Otter, Yolanda (Todd) Jacobs, Wendy (Delbert) McMaster, Dana (Pearl) Jacobs, and Ida (George) Montour; and godmother and auntie, Cynthia (Adrian) Soosay, Michelle (Darren) Jacobs. He is also survived by in-laws, Roger (Lynn) Goodeye and Patricia Goodeye; as well as sisters in law, Shilo and Ursula Goodeye, Jeanette Delisle and Danny Burnstick. His brother-in-law Mike Pratt. He was predeceased by his brother, Kaylen Otter; and his sister Gloria Anne Otter; paternal grandfather Lawrence Jacobs; maternal great-grandparents Stanley and Louise Big Plume; also his papa Billy Jacobs; Uncle Chiefy Big Plume, Grandpa Barry
Big Plume, Cousins; Jordan Otter Jr., Whip Big Plume, Sherry Big Plume, Trevor Wadsworth, Peter and Keith Big Plume and Brian Carlos Big Plume (Onespot).
Wake Services will be held at the residence of Barbara Otter (Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB) on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church (Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB) on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Tsuu T’ina Cemetery (Tsuu T’ina Nation, AB). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
The family would like to thank the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and staff for their support and patience with Barry and his family, the Jacobs, Wadsworth, Big Plume, Crane, Simon, Dodginghorse, and Onespot families. We truly regret anyone who we missed, as Barry had so many friends and family too mention.
In living memory of Barry Otter, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences