July 15, 1937 – Toronto, ON
December 22, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barry Simpkins on Monday, December 22, 2014.
Barry is survived by his loving wife Barbara; children Jennifer (Paul) and Adam (Leanne); grandchildren, Julia, Maya, Owen and Isla; sister Lynne (Don); mother Kay Lane; and numerous relatives.
Barry lived life to the fullest. He worked for several years with the City Planning Department. In his leisure time he enjoyed music, hiking, cross country skiing, travel, and learning new languages. He played an active role in the Norseman Ski Club and the Prairie Mountaineers and Calgary Weekend Hikers’ clubs, and spent many hours volunteering for Meals on Wheels, AMI, Cross Conservation Area and ESL programs at Bow Valley College and Calgary Public Library.
A Celebration of Barry’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to say a special thank you to Southwood Hospice for all the care and support you have shown during this difficult time.
In living memory of Barry Simpkins, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences