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RUSSELL, Barry Hugh John

August 6, 1944 – Winnipeg, MB
July 25, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Barry passed away on July 25, 2014 at the age of 69.

Barry retired from CP Rail in 2000 after 30 years of service. He loved to travel, and also enjoyed photography, curling, and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed a good single malt scotch. Madeira Beach, Florida, will always be a special place for Barry.

Left to cherish Barry’s memory is his loving wife of 38 years, Sandra Russell; brother-in-law Jeff Maw (Joyce); sisters-in-law Cindy Wesenberg and Sandy Maw, all of Winnipeg; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nephews and a great-niece who will miss him dearly. He was preceded by his parents, James and Olive Russell; Uncle Stanley Russell; brothers-in-law Cecil Maw and Wally Wesenberg; and his best buddy the Duff dog.

A Celebration of Barry’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A huge thank you is extended to family and friends who have always been there for Barry and Sandra.

In living memory of Barry Russell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Gloria Currie Nason :

    Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your dear Husband, Brother, Uncle & Friend..My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.. <3

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  2. Alberta and Robert Witiuk :

    Bob And I share your sorrow Sandra, but we all know he is in a better place.
    We shared many great memories with Barry. Remembering all the good times, our many times at the Ocean Sands in Medeira Beach, our morning walks on that beach. We also shared his love of cruising and the trip to Las Vegas. Our adventures when we came to Calgary of what a good tour guide and host you both were. We will miss him dearly.
    Barry, you will never walk alone. May you rest in peace.

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  3. Vera & Gord Smith :

    Hello Sandy, so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing, our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time, we will always remember him from our visits at Mediera Beach,
    May God Bless you.

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  4. Greg and Barb Hellofs :

    Sandra and Family,

    Our sincere condolences. We remember the great times we spent with Barry and all the family. These special memories will remain in our hearts forever! Love to you Sandra and the family

    Greg and Barb

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  5. Glenna & Bob :

    Sandra,
    Our thoughts are with you. In his own quiet way, the Bear was always a great guy to all his friends and relatives. We’ll miss the get-togethers and all the laughs we shared. IE: Transcona Pool party, Barry as the Bartender at your first house, Bocci, The BBQ sale (fish), cards and his remote cooking thermometer. Miss you Barry.

    Glenna & the Farac

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  6. Barry Phillips :

    Dear Sandy:
    The sadness of Barry’s passing can’t be expressed. My prayers and special thoughts are with you and your family as you put Barry to rest tomorrow. May you be granted the strength to face this immeasurable burden and be given the peace and comfort as you perform this final act of love.

    The world has lost a good man, Rest In Peace Barry

    Love, Barry Phillips

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