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