Barrie Wilson

A photo of Barrie Wilson


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Friday October 12, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Barrie Wilson, a longtime resident of Blenheim, formerly of Church Brough, England, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9th in his 64th year, after a brave battle with cancer. His loving wife Paula was at his side.

Barrie is pre-deceased by his parents, Richard (Dick) and Monica Wilson, and his former partner, Joyce Lynch. He is survived by his sister Helen Taylor (Harold), and niece Nina Robinson (David), all of Appleby, England. Barrie is also survived by Joyce’s son, John Lynch, and his daughters, Abby and Jillian, by Paula’s daughters, Alicia Sliepenbeek (Jason), and Nicole VanGassen (Brandon), and grandchildren, Maximilian and Sophia.

Barrie leaves behind his brother-in-law Edward Mizzi (Bari), sister-in-law Virginia Gutauskas (Bob), loving nieces, Katharine Gutauskas, Jennifer Pereira (Joshua), Victoria Mizzi (Andrew), and nephew, Andrew Mizzi, and many dear friends. Barrie is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends in England.

As a young man in England, Barrie worked at Hook’s Garage, Allison Grand Prix Garage, and as a mechanic and driver for Jewitt Bus Lines.

Barrie was a volunteer firefighter for Blenheim/Ridgetown/Chatham area for 15 years. He worked at Rol-Land Farms, CBM Cement, VANTEL, and snow plowed for the Ministry of Transportation.

Barrie was larger than life, was full of the dickens, was always there to help, and will be wholeheartedly missed.

Family and friends are invited to the Blenheim Community Funeral Home where visitation will take place on Friday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. A Funeral Service for Barrie will take place at the Funeral Home on Saturday October 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.   Cremation to follow.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Word of Life Soup Kitchen would be greatly appreciated.

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Paula & extended family. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Barrie. Remember the day 40 plus yrs. ago Barrie arrived to work her in Canada. His humour radiated that day & continued to surround Barrie every where he was present. Barrie was such a fun guy to be around. Hold tight to your many fond memories,. Hoping Barrie’s family will continue to stay in touch with us all. R.I.P. my dear friend!

My very deepest heartfelt sympathy Paula! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and Barries at this time. He will be so missed! Sending you another hug!

To Barrie's family I was sorry to hear of his loss. He was always there for me and my family on Lumley Street and was full of such laughter and life. May your memories of him get you through this hard time.

So sorry for your lose Paula and family. Remember the good times you had togheter Franca Spreeuwenberg.

Paula, wishing you comfort and strength in the days to come! Our sincere condolences!

Paula, wishing you comfort and strength in the days to come! Our sincere condolences!

Very sad to hear of Barry's passing. He was a great friend and always full of laughs. Many fond memories from around the woodstove in "The Garage" . Our thoughts are with you Paula in this difficult time.

Sorry for your loss Paula, Joe and Shari De Maeyer

Paula and Families: Thinking of you with prayers and caring. Jerry and Jean

Paula and Wilson Family, our condolences on the passing of Barrie. - Murray Hoffman & Family

Paula, Helen, Harold, Nina, John and families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Barrie was an amazing, loving and full of laughter guy. Lots of great memories from the last 40 years never to be forgotten. Brad & Donna

Aunt Paulina, Josh and I are sending you all of our love. We loved Uncle Barrie so much, he brought such laughter and joy to our lives and we cherish all of our wonderful memories together. Having him be a part of our wedding a year ago meant so much to us. You two are an inspiration, I know that he loved you with all of his being and is smiling down on you.

I am so very sorry to hear about Barrie's passing. He was a dear friend to my parents (Carl and Luann Phair) and we lived just up the street from him and Joyce during my teenage years, so we saw him regularly. He was larger than life, super funny and very kind. An all around good guy. My deepest condolences to his family.

Paula and families so sad to hear of your loss of Barrie. Thinking of you. R.I.P. Barrie. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have shared.

Our heartfelt condolences Paula and to your families. Barrie was one of a kind. We will always cherish our memories of time spent with you and Barrie. Bob and Maryanne Simpson

Paula, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I worked with Barry years ago at Roland and he never went away from delivering concrete to my farm then onto Vantel he was a fighter and a great man almost to much fun to have around sorry for your loss

Dear Paula So sorry to hear of your loss. Barrie was very special and so many ways.....he will be greatly missed. Our love and prayers to you and your family at this time. Glenise & Colin Robinson

so very sorry for your loss.

When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. Thinking of you, my deepest sympathies to you and your family, Monica Swance

Paula we are very sorry of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Danny & Nettie Apthorp

We are so sorry for your loss Paula and extend our sincerest sympathy to you and your family at this very difficult time.

Our sincere condolences, Paula. We are sorry to hear of Barrie’s passing.

Paula & family. So sorry yo hear of Barry’s passing. He fought the fight but far too young to die. Hold tight to your many fond memories. R,I.P. Barrie. We always had lotsa laughs!

Paula.our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mike\Linda Lanz

Paula, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Barrie. May he "Rest in Peace "

Paula, John and family.... sending thoughts and prayers that your memories will help you thru this difficult time.... he was a great guy and always had a smile....

My deepest sympathies Paula and family! I worked with Barrie at Rolland Farms and as was so aptly written, he was “full of the dickens”! He was usually good for a good old belly laugh every day! He will be missed!

My condolences to the whole family. I grew up and worked with Barrie on the Fire Department. There was always lots of laughter when Barrie was around...he will be truly missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

Alicia & Jay and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.... keeping everyone in prayer at this difficult time.

Paula and John... Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Barrie was a fun loving friend. Always a smile and/or laugh. He will surely be missed by many.....Blessings, Don and Anne Gammage

Paula, Ben & I are so veey sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Barrie.

Paula & Family … our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. So very sorry for your loss. He was one great guy.

Barry’s spirit and love for others was warm and considerate. We will miss him! To our dearest Paula, we send you our love. Please know that we are here for you ❤️ Love Robert and Karen