In memory of

Barry Bruce Magladery

February 23, 1940 -  August 25, 2019

MAGLADERY, Barry Bruce, 79, passed away peacefully, with his daughter by his side, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, on Sunday, August 25th at 10:55 pm, following a very short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Barry is preceded by both his mother, Gwynneth and his son Bruce.

Barry will be sadly missed by his spouse Ingrid, daughter Kimberly (Stephan) Smith, son Carey (Leah) Gagnon, grandson Alexander, granddaughter Jessica (Kayla) Gagnon, granddaughter Cassandra (Josh) Fredson, great-granddaughter Hazel and niece, Kimberly (Steve) Thompson.
He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, and was loved by many.

Barry was born and raised in the city of Toronto. He was actively involved in theatre and the performing arts in his younger years. He worked as a Pharmacy Merchandiser and Inventory Control Manager for close to 55 years. Barry was a long standing member of the Board of Directors with YCC 249, an active member of his community, and a past member of the Optimist Club. His smile and positive attitude was always a breath of fresh air and he had a knack of making people laugh with his wonderful sense of humour. He always said that his sole purpose in life is to “help others” and “make people happy”.

He enjoyed sports, going to the casino, taking vacations, and sharing a pint with friends. He loved old movies and especially enjoyed singing musical soundtracks with his daughter.

Barry’s family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the compassionate staff at North York General Hospital and Sunnybrook’s Palliative Care Unit.

Barry will be laid to rest with his son and his mom in Pine Hills Cemetery, in a private interment. A celebration of his life will follow on Saturday, September 14th at 2:00 PM at Keswick Christian Church, located at 2 Old Homestead Rd, Keswick, ON L4P 3C8. All are welcome!

For those who wish to send flowers, we ask that you send them to the church on the morning of the Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 14th. Keswick Christian Church, 2 Old Homestead Rd, Keswick, ON L4P 3C8


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Charlene Gladis and Ron and family (Brother in-law)

Entered August 27, 2019 from Stoney Creek

We will miss you Barry. You played a great Santa for the girls and your accepting of me was so great! I will never forget that you made me feel so welcomed to the family. Our thoughts are with Ingrid, Kim and Carey.

Connie Teeuwen (Friend of family)

Entered August 27, 2019

Dear Ingrid, Kimberly and family,
Leo and I wanted to express our sympathy for you and tell you that our prayers are for your peace and comfort.
Love Leo and Connie

Bridget Riseley (Godfather)

Entered August 27, 2019

Growing up, all of my best memories were with you. You have taught me so many things, most importantly, finding the joy in everything. Thank you for being the best Godfather, I will miss you.

Cassandra Fredson (Granddaughter)

Entered August 27, 2019 from Hamilton, ON

My Grandpa was my first love, and the smartest and strongest man I'll ever have the pleasure of knowing. I'll always hold near and dear the fond memories of crawling into the covers of his bed and watching leafs and Jay's games together, always claiming the seat beside him at the Christmas dinner table, and jumping right on his belly every time while he was just trying to relax on the couch after a long day of work. I'll miss you every day and will continue to love you forever and always. Goodbye Grandpa.

Kimberly Smith (Daughter)

Entered August 27, 2019

Dad, the last three weeks spent with you were so very special. The long emotional talks and the wonderful memories we looked back on are permanently embedded in my mind and in my heart! I am at peace knowing that you did, in fact, go home with Jesus taking your hand! I know that with 100% certainty. I promised you that you would not be alone and that I would never leave your side in your last hours! I am grateful that I KNEW when your last hours would be. We listened to the Showboat soundtrack and I whispered in your ear, just how much you meant to so many people and how loved you are! As I write this, I am still numb and feel like I am going to wake up soon, to find that this was just a dream, and that you will walk through that door any minute! Dad, I love you deeply and dearly. You are my first love and my ONLY hero! I feel as though I should write how much I miss you but that would almost solidify that your gone and I'm not ready to process that yet! Oh left me way too soon!


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