Barry Martin Anderson

May 21, 1957November 16, 2021

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Barry Martin Anderson, age 64, beloved husband of Dorothy Overton, cherished father of Mackenzie and Ryleigh Anderson. He will be dearly missed by his mother Frances Hocking, his sisters Elizabeth Kerr and Connie McFarland, his brothers Allan Anderson and Robert Hocking, and a motley crew of nieces, nephews and other family. He is welcomed home by his stepfather and fellow storyteller Bob Hocking.

Barry loved making people laugh, discovering radio stations from countries around the world, golfing, and most of all being a dad. He also loved to spend time with his dear friends, the Roses, Overalls, Hartleys, Chadwicks, Nolans, Persads, Brian Mackinnon, Andre Schad and many others.

A jokester to the end, he entertained us all -- including the remarkable, compassionate ICU team at the General Hospital. It is hard to express enough thanks to nurses Dave, Sean, Steve and Jessica and Dr. Andrew Seely.

A special man left us too soon, but he leaves us knowing we were loved fiercely, protected always. A celebration of Barry`s life will be planned at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation - General Campus, Cancer Unit and/or the ICU would be appreciated.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Richard MacFarlane

November 29, 2021

My deepest condolences to the Anderson family. Barry was a fantastic man who always thought of others before himself. A truly great human being that will be missed greatly by me and anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. Get some rest my friend .we all love you

Richard S. Brittingham

November 28, 2021

Barry was a wonderful Colleague, his personality and deamnor defined him

It was wonderful to see him once a year, at the Annual Sales Meeting; it was like you had seen him the day before

My deepest sympathy is extended to his Family

God Bless Him.

Laura Woods

November 28, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. He was a wonderful colleague, so full of life. Wishing you peace.

Diana Hampson

November 27, 2021

A wonderful, kind and fun loving man now an angel to watch over his girls. Dorothy - may you, the girls and family find comfort in the many many beautiful memories you cherish. The Wilson girls are here for you if you need anything. Sending you love and hugs! Diana, Rob, Jessica and Abby. ❤

Hank Buczynski

November 27, 2021

I'm saddened to hear of Barry's passing, yet blessed to have known him. Always a warm smile and a laugh. Rest in Peace Barry.

Allan Anderson

November 26, 2021

Just rest easy my brother there's
No more pain and suffering now
You know I love you and miss you

Cathy Verner

November 26, 2021

Hi Dorothy,

My heart aches to hear this news, please accept my sincere condolences.
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Wishing all you all peace and comfort as you grieve this incredible loss.

Cathy Verner :(

Andrea Tyo

November 25, 2021

We are terribly sorry for your loss. Barry always had a warm smile when we would meet at both of our daughters dancing recitals and competitions. We share your sadness , thinking about you.
From all of us, Andrea, Richard, Marushka and the rest of the Tyo Family.

Stewart Watson

November 25, 2021

Offering my Condolences to Barry’s family. We had many good times and laughs at Mexicali Rosas! He will be truly missed. RIP my Friend! Stew Watson

Brian MacKinnon

November 25, 2021

I'm falling short of words to express my sadness regarding Barry's passing. I assume this is a normal feeling when a lifelong friend dies suddenly and way too young. I'm so grateful, though, to have enjoyed "Barry being Barry" at our annual golf weekend at Ric's cottage last June. And even though Barry was too ill and couldn't physically attend our California trip in September, it was a heartwarming feeling knowing that he was indeed there with us throughout. This is the most comforting thought going forward - Barry always will be.