OBITUARY

Barry Spencer Pritchard

October 8, 1935May 9, 2019

Early in the morning of May 09, Barry Spencer Pritchard left this earthly life at the age of 83. Born on October 08, 1935 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan he grew up in the Vancouver area. Barry joined the Canadian Military in 1952 and retired in 1974. He married Audrey in 1956 and together they had three children. He began a second career in the very young Alberta casino industry. Barry always had his eye to the future and was instrumental in helping create the Casino ABS group. It was during this time he met Elizabeth, his love for nearly 41 years. Retirement came late to Barry, at age 73, but he packed those years with volunteer work, physical activity and travel to many corners of the globe with Elizabeth. He was fascinated by both world history, his personal history and took great pride in tracing his ancestry. Barry was a kind man to those less fortunate and a mentor to many. He was known for his smart appearance and “always dressed to the nines”. Well-respected by both the business community and the government agencies he dealt with, he understood what it took to get things done. Barry had been very ill for about 5 weeks. He finally succumbed on May 09 after the greatest fight any soldier could have. Barry will be deeply missed by his children Barry (Helen), Karen (Denis) and Susan (Rick); grandchildren Daniel (Heather); Leah (Christopher); Spencer (Nikki) and Redford; great-granddaughters Khione and Rheya and his brother Alan (Rose). Elizabeth, whose heart was stolen on that cold day in February when they met, has been left with wonderful memories of a wonderful man. The family would like to extend their thanks to the extraordinary compassion shown by the nursing staff and doctors of Unit 31 and the ICU at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Please join the family on Thursday, June 27 at noon at the Kingsway Legion, for a celebration of Barry’s life with light refreshments to follow. RSVP barrypritchardmemorial@gmail.com or call Elizabeth to confirm your attendance. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choosing.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, June 27, 2019

Memories

Barry Spencer Pritchard

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Geri Kryskow

May 18, 2019

So many memories, such a wonderful mentor. Sending hugs and prayers to family, friends and former co-workers. Always remembered, never forgotten <3

Daniel Brochu

May 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Grandpa.

Deb Campion

May 17, 2019

Elizabeth,
We are so very sorry for your loss and our hearts are heavy for you. Barry will be missed by all who knew him.
Deb Campion & Ed Chmiliar

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY