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Barry William Simes

December 9, 1954 - November 13, 2021

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Barry, our loving brother, uncle and friend to all those whose lives he touched.  Barry William Simes passed away at the Invermere Hospital on November 13, 2021.

Barry was born at the Preeceville Hospital.  He lived in Sturgis, Saskatchewan with his parents Lawrence and Frances Simes, brother Wesley and sister Lynn.  The family then moved to Phone Hill when Barry was 2 years old, then on to Fosston and finally Quill Lake.  Barry loved the small towns and got quite involved in sports.  In Quill Lake, he played baseball, hockey and took up golf.  Barry was an exceptional goalie, avid golfer and a real pool shark.  Upon completing Grade 12, Barry worked at the Credit Union.  He then ventured off to Thunder Bay, Ontario and worked for the Bank of Montreal.  Never much for settling down, Barry was back to Saskatchewan and started working for the Prince Albert National Park as Pay and Benefits Officer, and later the golf course.  It was at Waskesiu, that Barry started playing the guitar.  He played coffee houses and was a member of the White Water Band.

Barry had a great love for the outdoors; no wonder when he left Saskatchewn, he ended up close to the lakes and golf courses namely Radium Hot Springs and finally Windermere, British Columbia.  Here he met and married Rita Savage on February 10, 1993.  Barry was an accomplished industrial, commercial and house painter (Simes Painting).  His accomplishments show throughout the valley.

His greatest accomplishment was learning guitar at the age of 23.  He had such a passion for music . . . drums, bongos, guitar.  Add in some listening to John Lennon, James Taylor or Eric Clapton would make his day.

Barry is survived by  his sister Lynn; sister-in-law Joanne; nieces Dana (Berlin) and Kate (Calvin); nephews Jarvis (Christie), Greg (Miranda), and Jesse (Nicole, Chloe and Calder); and stepson Dylan and family; many cousins and  aunts.  Barry was predeceased by his loving wife Rita, father Lawrence, mother Frances, brother Wesley and stepdad Francis Erickson.

At Barry’s request, there will not be a funeral.  Rest in Peace Barry.

If family and friends desire, a donation may be made to the charity of their choice.

Until We Meet Again

We think about you always,

We talk about you still,

You have never been forgotten,

And you never will.

We hold you close within our hearts

And there you will remain,

To walk and guide us through our lives

Until we meet again.

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Marion Musty(Marion Wyant)
Relation: Friend, coworker, classmate

Lynn, his classmates at Quill Lake send their deepest condolences on his passing. I also worked with him in QL credit union for a short time. He came to our class reunion in 2013 and we are so glad we finally got a chance to visit with him again. Hugs on the family’s Loss.

From: Brian Perron
Relation: School friend

Condolences from an old high school friend. Barry was one of my best men at our wedding in 1975 and I saw him at the class reunion in ‘13. So glad we had a chance to reconnect then.

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