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NORTHFIELD, Barry Thomas

August 21, 1940 – Lethbridge, Alberta
November 10, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Barry husband of Sharon Northfield (nee McIvor) of Calgary, AB, passed away on November 10, 2018 at the age of 78 years.

After living many years with COPD, Barry passed away suddenly of an unrelated illness.

He was the devoted husband of Sharon for 54 years. Also, a loving father of Naomi (Alex Park), Brett, and Glen. He was a cherished Grandfather of Hailey, Emma and Grace Park, Jake and Isla Northfield. He is also survived by his sister, Lynne Northfield.

Barry was a jovial lover of life; easy going and cheerful. After enjoying selling toys at Simpsons Sears, Barry at age 36 took a leap of faith into an exciting business proposition, and along with partner, Don Bayrack, grew Foothills Creamery to become the most successful locally owned creamery in Alberta. He lived and breathed his work, but always found time for family and friends.

He enjoyed golfing, and supported his wife’s passion for curling.
He and his wife traveled to many corners of the earth, and enjoyed multiple cruises, sometimes with grandchildren in tow.
Loving the outdoors, he purchased his own campsite near Sundre, Alberta, which quickly became the center for many large family gatherings.

He will be dearly missed by family, friends and colleagues.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Barry Northfield, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Linnea Wheatley :

    Sharon, I wanted to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of Barry. There is no way to prepare ourselves for the loss of a loved one and how much we miss them in this world.
    Please take care of yourself, Linnea

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  2. My very Deepest & Heartfelt sympathies to all of you in your loss.
    Sincerely Leah Nate

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  3. Sharon and Family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
    Sincerely Judy Miskulin

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  4. Sharon and Family,
    Our thoughts are with you. He was a fine man.
    Sinscerely Randy & Maureen Wagner

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  5. Sharon and family,
    I just want to pass on my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I know we have not seen each other much over the past years but I have many fond memories of you and Barry when you would come out to Vancouver. I have a special memory from very long ago when Barry took me and Clay to tour the creamery on one of our visits to Calgary. He was a great man and will be missed very much.

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  6. Rest my Silver Fox. Our deepest sympathies to you Sharon my beautiful friend Naomi and the rest of the family. Hold on tight to all the great memories. Love you

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  7. We purchased our second home from the Northfields in 1981. We got married and started our family while living in that home. I met Barry when he helped me with an insurance claim (hail) and I was very grateful. We are sorry for his loss.

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  8. Sincere thoughts are with you Sharon during this time of sorrow. May happy memories of Barry bring you peace, strength, and comfort. With Deepest Sympathy.

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  9. My dearest Sharon and family
    My thoughts and prayers be with you at this sad time. You will Cherish many loving memories of Barry, the happy times and sharing a beautiful family together.
    Take care xox
    Fay Sorley

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  10. Sharon Seebach :

    Sharon and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. Take care.

    Sharon Seebach

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  11. Susan Charlton :

    Susan Charlton
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
    I know how much Barry will be missed by his family,friends,and his community.
    Deepest Regards

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  12. Blair Northfield :

    Sharon and Family
    Our deepest and most sincere condolences to you in the recent loss of Barry – a valued and very close friend and cousin. So glad we made successful efforts to re-connect in the past 15-20 years – with so many irreplaceable memories and laughs together.

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  13. Ronald Pettitt :

    Very sad to hear of Barry’s passing. I enjoyed many years of doing business with Barry. He was always a friendly and honest businessman as well as a good friend to the Dairy Industry. As a fellow dairyman , I know that the industry has lost a fine gentleman.

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  14. Jack and Marilyn Fodor :

    Sharon, We wanted to offer our sincere condolences on the loss of Barry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  15. Shirley Hooper :

    My prayers are with you Sharon and your family.

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  16. Sharon and family, sending my heartfelt condolences to you all. I remember Barry and I shared a couple dances at the Foothills Creamery Christmas party. He was a kind man and great dancer. Barry will be missed so by all. My heart breaks for you and the family.

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