OBITUARY

Keith John "Dale" Barr

2 May, 19476 June, 2021

BARR, Keith John (Dale) - Passed away peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital with family by his side on Sunday, June 6, 2021 in his 75th year after a short battle with leukemia.

This gentle, loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be deeply missed by his loving wife and best friend Sue of 45 years. He was predeceased by his parents Worden and Margaret (nee Shackleton), his brother Rodger and his father and mother-in-law Nyle and Marguerite Hambly. He is survived by his brother Kurt and his brother and sisters-in-law Jody and Patti Hambly, Pam and Allen Cook and Stephen and Melanie Hambly. He has been a major presence in the lives of his nieces an nephews Curtis Hambly (Jenn), Claire Jarrell (Matt), Corey Cook (Melissa), Carly Davey (Blake), Ben Hambly (Kathleen), Lia Hambly (Kevin), Rachel Hambly (Dylan) and Hannah Hambly (Tyler). He will be fondly remembered by his nieces Laura Barr and Amanda Buckley (Mark). He cherished his role as great uncle to Maddy, Makensy, Mitchell & Miller Jarrell, Hunter Cook, Kaiya Davey, Mikayla Hambly, Rylie Hambly, Elinor, Sloan, Scarlett and Lettie Hambly-Quinte and Sterling and Xavier Reid. He will also be remembered by Cooper and Hunter Buckley. Fondly remembered by his cousins and many special friends, you know who you are.

In his younger years Dale enjoyed playing ball, hockey, refereeing hockey and curling as well as hunting with the Isbester Gang. Later in life his passion was gardening, going to camp, family history, volunteering at the Canadian Bushplane Museum and Christmas Cheer. Dale will be forever remembered for his smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is in heaven watching over us.

A graveside service to be held at Port Findlay Cemetery on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Rev. Nancy Ferguson officiating. Our deepest appreciation and gratitude to the Doctors in Ottawa, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Michelle Boyce, Pharmacist on floor 5W of the BMT Unit, Ottawa General Hospital. Memorial donations to the Stem Cell Research at the Ottawa General Hospital Foundation, ARCH, or Emmanuel United Church would be greatly appreciated. A very special thanks to Carly, Blake, Kaiya, Corey, Melissa and Hunter who were my guardian angels while in Ottawa, I am so grateful that you took such care of me. Love you lots Auntie Sue. Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522). Please visit www.arthurfuneralhome.com to leave memories and condolences for the family.

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Jennifer Naccarato

11 June 2021

Sincerest condolences Sue-my heart has dropped and I can’t imagine your loss. The intensity of your loving relationship now separated from the here and now. My heart truly breaks for you…. Prayers for you both.
Love
Jennifer & Gino

Ed Korpela

9 June 2021

Our deepest condolences Sue and all the family. Dale was always a real gentleman. It was a real pleasure working with him. He will definitely by missed by all who knew him.
Ed and Noella Korpela

Larry Barbarie

9 June 2021

Sue , my condolences , please know that the wonderful memories you have will help , through time heal the sorrow of such a loss.

Larry Barbarie

Nancy Maltman

9 June 2021

My most heartfelt condolences to Sue and family.

George Jarrell

9 June 2021

Sending our deepest condolences to Sue and families. You are all in our thoughts and in our prayers during this very difficult time. May you find peace in your precious memories of such a wonderful man.
Shirley, George and Mary

Chris and Greg McRae

9 June 2021

Our deepest sympathies to you Sue on the passing of Dale.
We have great memories of our fun times and will always cherish the times we spent together, curling in Wawa and visiting each other in the Soo. His life was taken far too young.
Take care my friend .
Chris

Keith Chillman

8 June 2021

Sorry to hear about Dale
Our deepest sympathies for your loss.


Keith and.Kathy

Linda Cureatz

8 June 2021

Sue I was so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Thinking of you during these difficult times.
My sincere condolences.

Linda Cureatz

ROBIN NYBERG

8 June 2021

On behalf of the Nyberg family we would like to offer our condolences to your family. Dale worked our father with Bell Canada. Sue and Dale where great friends to my mother and father and kept a close eye on our mother after dad's passing. It was my wife and my pleasure having known them thru my father.
Rest in Peace
You will be missed.

Robin and Bev Nyberg

Leo Lavoie

8 June 2021

Our sincere condolences, Sue, on Dale's passing. Great memories of him curling.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Leo & Pat Lavoie

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