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Doreen Barry



Doreen Ellen Barry, beloved sister, aunt and friend passed away 29 October, 2015, at the age of 85. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Doreen was born 18 July, 1930 in Edmonton. She was the daughter of Michael and Irene Barry, the eighth of eleven children. She is predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Wilf, Cec, Leo, Roy, Mel; and her sister, Pauline. Doreen will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Arlene Barry and Evelyn Sinclair; brothers, Gary and Doug; as well as her many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Doreen spent most her working life with Northwestern Utilities, now called ATCO Gas, where she very capably managed the Billing Department. Doreen always stepped up to lend her talents to the social aspect of her job as well. If there was a party, Doreen was in on it! She enjoyed planning the annual NWU float for the Klondike Days parade, created many a costume for the Halloween dances, cooked up gallons of her famous chili sauce for the Gas Company picnic, wrote crazy skits for retirees and sent departing staff members off with a memorable song.

Doreen was often the party planner for our family get-togethers as well. Whether a birthday, a Grey Cup party or Christmas Eve, we all looked forward to her sweet and sour meatballs, marble fudge cake and best of all pecan tarts. And at every party, Doreen was there with her camera to capture the fun! Doreen was also our first family historian. We are grateful she took the time to restore old, bent and tattered photographs to share with us. She organized, labelled and placed hundreds of precious photos in albums. Without her interest, so much of our family history would likely have been lost.

The family would like to thank the staff of both Rosedale and Kipnes Center for the care they gave Doreen over the past several years.

A Celebration Service will be held 9 November, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street NW, Edmonton.

Following cremation, interment will take place at the family plot at Mount Pleasant Cemetery at a later date.

In Loving Memory of
Doreen Barry
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Monday, November 9, 2015
2:00 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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