BARRY, James ‘ Jim’
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.