OBITUARY

Charles Patrick Barry (Pat)

September 28, 1929January 31, 2020

Pat passed away peacefully in Montreal on January 31, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in Fredericton, NB he lived his teenage years in New Glasgow, NS before moving to Halifax and later to Montreal.He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Margaret Thériault, their children Patrick (Diane), Stephen (Andrea), Julie (Terry) and Tim, grandchildren Stephen, Christopher (Gabrielle), Artem (Maija), Suren, Nina and Martin, great-grandchildren Margaret and Edward, sisters Carmel O’Doherty, Marie Power, Anne MacDonald (Jack), and a brother Cyril (Madeleine). He was predeceased by his brother Edward and sister Doreen (Brian).Pat graduated from Sir George Williams University (Concordia) in 1965. His strong leadership and integrity were hallmarks that followed him through a successful career in the manufacturing and distribution of construction products across Canada.Active in construction associations at local, provincial and national levels, Pat served on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Construction Association (Ottawa) as Honorary Treasurer and was President of the Calgary Construction Association. He received awards for leadership and for promoting educational and career opportunities for women in the construction industry. In addition to his participation in industry associations, he generously contributed his time to his community throughout the years. A born pianist, he excelled at stride piano which brought joy to family and friends on countless social occasions and events.Resting at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Autoroute 20,Pointe-Claire.Visitation on Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral service will be held at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 460 René Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, on Friday, February 7 at 10:30 AM.Interment in Fredericton later.The family would like to thank the medical and health professionals at Lakeshore General Hospital for their tremendous care.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Patrick’s Restoration Foundation.

Services

  • Visites / Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020

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Ellen Dempsey

February 6, 2020

I had the pleasure of sharing numerous wonderful conversations with Pat at family gatherings, either at Tim and Julie's or Stephen and Lilith's here in Montreal. He was a very warm, charming and interesting man. We talked of family and friends at length, as well as professional interests, while enjoying a glass of wine or two. He was very proud of his family and always spoke of life with great enthusiasm and optimism. He would frequently entertain guests with a song or two on the piano. I have no doubt that he will be missed by Margaret, his children, Pat, Stephen, Tim and Julie as well as his many grandchildren. Although I can't make it to the funeral tomorrow, you will be in my thoughts.

John Theriault

February 6, 2020

I received the news of Uncle Pat's passing with deep sadness. Uncle Pat was a special person. He was so engaging, curious, thoughtful, and has such great integrity. My last few occasions in being with Uncle Pat and enjoying the warmth of his personality and presence were Super Bowl weekends at Hurley's and the Bell Centre. I had the good fortune to be seated with Uncle Pat on my last two ventures to see our beloved Habs, always appreciating his insight into the games. Each game, we both could laugh off the Habs bad fortunes and our conversation would return to Beliveau, Richard's, etc., etc., etc. I had hoped to meet up with Uncle Pat last September as Brenda and I passed through Montreal, but unfortunately, it was not to be. It is somewhat ironic that he passed away on Super Bowl weekend, a special memory of our time together. As much as Uncle Pat was a special person, he always made me feel special. I'm sure many others feel the same way. Thanks Uncle Pat for your friendship. Enjoy your time with Dad and his brothers, my brothers George, Dennis and Bill and of course Pere and other friends and relatives cheering the Habs on from a higher position. Sincerest sympathies to Aunt Marg, Pat Jr., Steve, Tim, Julie and all family members. Hope that we can see you in Fredericton.
With wonderful memories of someone, so special! John(Gunny)

Jill Sullivan

February 6, 2020

Marg, Pat, Steve, Julie, Tim and family,

So sorry to hear about your Dad. Always loved spending time with Pat and Marg, great family memories. I'm sorry I can't make it to the funeral but am thinking of you all and my sincere sympathies. So sorry for your loss,

Jill Sullivan

Vicky Wilson

February 5, 2020

Pat and Marge were like a 3rd set of grandparents for me. I lived across the street from them and loved running over to say hi and visit. I (and probably my parents) will never forget how much fun I had doing chores for Pat instead of doing them at home. He encouraged my brother and I to rake up the biggest pile of leaves imaginable and then jump in them and play, and he also treated us to some of his piano playing.

I am certain he will be missed greatly but I also know that he will forever live on in the hearts and memories of many!

Amy Pagnotta

February 5, 2020

I have so many fond memories of Pat, Steve’s grandfather. When Steve and I lived in Montreal, we’d visit Pat & Margaret & always had such a wonderful time together, listening to music & sharing stories. On many occasions, Pat offered to drive us home afterwards & he would always take the scenic route which we loved! We’d drive through old Montreal, cruise past old buildings & Pat would have a story about what each building used to be & how it had changed. He always had a ton of stories that weren’t accessible to just anyone. I felt lucky to be in the car with Pat.

We all attended Montreal’s St. Patrick’s Day parade together a few times too. We’d meet for lunch at “the club”, then go to the parade – I remember him having a real shamrock pinned to his jacket which I had never seen before.

When the Thériaults had their 400 yr family reunion in Nova Scotia, one evening we all went for dinner to enjoy fresh scallops at a restaurant in Digby. We pulled up in the car, Pat “cased the joint” – a phrase I learned from him – before bringing us all through the kitchen into the main restaurant. He didn’t want us entering the restaurant just any old way because, of course, he knew the staff! They were thrilled to see him & made us all feel like VIP.

I always adored Pat’s love of the piano. He was a true natural & he & Margaret introduced me to so much wonderful jazz that I still listen to today. I loved hearing about his time playing music in Nova Scotia which included a stint playing a real piano that his fellow musicians brought aboard a boat - specifically for him. I learned that back in the day, he was much younger than some of the guys he played with, but his talents were so enjoyed that no one cared.

Although I hadn’t seen him for over a decade, I’ve thought of Pat often. My sincere condolences to the entire family at this time of his passing – I know that his spirit will always shine bright.

Jeff Read

February 4, 2020

Pat was a mentor to me. He hired me into his construction division from the accounting department and from there I was given additional opportunities to grow. Pat firmly believed in the abilities of the young people he hired. I will be forever grateful for his guidance and his encouragement. Pat was instrumental in my transfer into the chemical division where I worked another 35 plus years.

Pat had a great sense of humour, a great laugh and a twinkle in his eye when he smiled. He often spoke of his family during our time together and he showed his immense pride in his family.
Pat, thank you for some great memories,
May you Rest In Peace.

Norm Emblem

February 4, 2020

Tim and family

My deepest condolences

Norm Emblem