BARRY, James ‘ Jim’

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

96, New Water­ford

It is with sad­ness we an­nounce the pass­ing of James ‘ Jim’ Barry on Sun­day, July 19, 2015, at the New Water­ford Hos­pi­tal.

Born in New Water­ford, he was the son of the late John ‘ Jack’ and Sarah Jane (Near­ing) Barry.

Jim served in the army for a while and later went on to work at No. 16 Col­liery. Af­ter leav­ing the coal mine he worked as a self-em­ployed me­chanic. He also drove trucks for Al Ber­nick. Jim was a man who could put his hand to any­thing and fix it. He was a great singer and mouth or­gan player; he loved to sing all the oldies. You would see him ev­ery day sit­ting in his truck at Tim Hor­tons with his fid­dle mu­sic blar­ing.

Jim is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Martha Ropek, son, John (Celia), New Water­ford, six grand­chil­dren, 10 great-grand­chil­dren, one great-great-grand­child, all of Toronto, nieces, neph­ews, broth­ers, Mike, Will, and sis­ters, Vange, Martha, all of Toronto.

Be­sides his par­ents, Jim was pre­de­ceased by his wife, the for­mer An­nie Watkins in 1946, com­pan­ion of 50 years, Jean Carr of Do­min­ion, sis­ters, Theresa, Eve­lyn, Mar­garet, broth­ers, May­nard and Gray.

There will be no vis­i­ta­tion, cre­ma­tion has taken place. The fu­neral ser­vice of­fi­ci­ated by Rev. Ray Hunt­ley is Thurs­day, 11 a.m. in the V.J. McGil­livray Fu­neral Home Chapel, 380 Smith St., New Water­ford fol­lowed by in­ter­ment in St. Agnes Ceme­tery.

Spe­cial thanks to Dr. P. Littlejohn, Dr. Atiah, Dr. Au­juwan, nurs­ing staff 2nd floor who took such good care of our fa­ther; also the phys­io­ther­apy team, home­care, VON and Dea­con Leo Penny. We will be ever grate­ful to you all. God bless you all from the fam­ily. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety or a char­ity of one’s choice.

Online con­do­lences to the fam­ily can be ex­pressed at www.vjm­cgillivray.ca.

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