Jack Wray Barry
Jack Wray Barry, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 6th, 2023, at the age of 66 years after a 7-year battle with cancer.
Jack was born to Wray and Helen Barry on February 23rd, 1956. He graduated from Peacock Collegiate in 1974 and started working in various winter jobs while farming in the summers.
Jack married his high school sweetheart Debbie on September 27th, 1975. This year they would have been celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary. Jack and Debbie had three children – Steven, Stacey, and Jodi.
Jack’s true passion in life was farming. It was more than just the love of the job but also the sense of community, friendships, and family that came with it. Jack was a true friend to many and was always willing to lend a hand. In his time farming he was fortunate to have worked alongside his grandfather, father, uncle, son, and for a short while his grandson. He was really looking forward to farming with his grandson, Jordan, before his illness forced him to retire in 2017.
Jack and Debbie loved to travel in the winters, meeting and spending time with friends. In the earlier years they enjoyed traveling to Mexico and then settled in Phoenix, Arizona. They made the most of their short retirement spending as much time as possible in Phoenix – golfing, horse racing, and watching their grandchildren swim in their pool.
Jack was the best Grandpa. He loved to watch the kids at the farm riding quads and garden tractors, and you could find him teaching one of them how to drive on the back roads. He was their greatest teacher and biggest fan.
Jack was predeceased by his father, Wray Barry; mother-in-law, Lorraine Pakula; and father-in-law, Al Pakula. Jack is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; children: Steven (Debbie) Barry, Stacey (Todd) Gottselig, and Jodi (Jamie) Feiffer. He will be fondly remembered and missed by his 9 grandchildren: Jordan (Taylor), Kaitlyn (Dez), and Samantha Barry, Taylor, Avery, and Jaden Gottselig, Atlee, Aubrey, and Nixon Feiffer. Jack will be missed by his mother, Helen Barry; sister, Shelley (Daryl) Sapp; and sister-in-law, Diane (Dick) Couzens. He also leaves behind many nephews, nieces, and family members he loved very much.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for Jack’s medical team. Dr. Mark Bosch, without you we would not have had the last 7 years with Jack. Thank you to the nurses of ambulatory care in Moose Jaw for the great care Jack received. Lastly, thank you to the team on 6100 at the Royal University Hospital for their exceptional care over the last 7 years.
In keeping with Jack’s wishes, a private family service will be held. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jack’s name may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre c/o Pasqua Hospital, 4101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4T 7T1. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
My sincere condolences to Deb and family’s.
Dear Debbie, Steven, Stacey, Jodi and Families.. Cliff and I are heartbroken to hear that our Dear friend Jack has passed. We are honored to have called him our friend. Our lives have been blessed to have been a part of your lives over the years. We will miss him dearly. Know you all are in our thoughts and our prayers. And Jack will be forever in our hearts..
So sorry for your loss. Wishing you all peace and comfort with many special memories
Deepest condolences to the Barry family. Heavy are our hearts!! Albert and Becci Hender
Please accept our deepest condolences to all the Barry family’s! Denise and Merv Bunnell
Sorry to hear about your loss. Let all the happy memories ease the loss.
Wendy and Dwain Erhardt.
We will miss his great sense of humour and great personality.
Our sympathies to Deb and the family.
R I P JACK FROM GORD AND BRENDA
Dear Helen, Shelley, and Jack’s Family:
I am so very sorry to know that Jack has passed.
He fought long and hard.
May the good memories of all the happy times you shared together be a blessing and may Jack rest in peace.
Our deepest condolences to the Barry Family. Cherish the wonderful memories! The Oonincx family
SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO DEBBIE AND FAMILY
Debbie & family I was sorry to read of Jack’s passing. We had some great times together when our sons were in hockey & Jack was the coach. Please accept my condolences & treasure your wonderful memories ❤️
So sorry for your loss. Dennis waldenberger and Marlene
Just re-connected with Jack after a long time. Shocked to read this. Sincere condolences to Jack’s family.
My sincere condolences to Debbie, Steven and Debbie, and to the entire Barry family. I first met Jack when I moved to Tuxford in 1990. He was a kind and friendly person and was always up for a visit. You’ll all have lots of great memories to cherish in the future.
Thoughts and prayers to Debbie and families. Great memories playing church minor hockey with Jack during our younger years.
Our sincere condolences Debbie and Family. We are heartbroken to hear of Jack’s passing! He was such a veery special, kind, and gentle person! It was such a pleasure to know him! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts go out to Jack’s family & friends.. I have great memories of Jack, going back to Wee-Pee hockey, more than 60 years ago…Jack was a good friend, & he will be missed…
Debbie and family, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Jack . Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Debbie and family – we are so sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Our sympathy to each one of you.
Wendell and Marie
My sincere condolences to Shelley and Daryl on the loss of your brother and Helen on the loss of your son. May your memories give you comfort. Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this most difficult time.
Dear Debbie we were so sorry to hear of the sad loss of Jack, he will be missed by all who knew him.
Please know our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Dear Debbie and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Clayton always enjoyed talking to him. He was always quick with the jokes. He was a larger than life kind of guy. A life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So very sorry for your loss Debbie and family. You have our deepest sympathy.
So sorry for your loss Debbie and Families I know my Son Jamie thought the world of Jack he will be missed dearly.Thinking of you dearly
Dear Debbie and family
Dear Shelley & Daryl and family
Peter and I send our sincere and deepest condolences to you all in the loss of Jack. We know he will be truly missed.
Debbie still remember spending some time with you guys on the cruise. You both were so sweet and loved Jacks scene of humour
Please know that we are thinking and praying for you all especially tomorrow. May the great memories, your family and Especially your good friends give you comfort and support.
Sincerely Peter and Connie Van Uden