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Barrie Francis Keown passed away peacefully on Monday, March 29th at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, with his wife of 56 years, Ann, and daughter Lisa Sutherland by his side. Age 76 years.

Pre-deceased by his parents Olive and Sentlo, his infant son Christopher and daughter Cathy. Barrie will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Tylor, Steven (Tianna), Justin (Angelique), and Keandra. His great granddaughters Alexis “Cowgirl”, Olivia “Twinkle Toes”, and Melody “Princess” will really miss their Papa. His siblings, Linda (Brian), David (Lou), Neil, and predeceased by his brother John (wife Judy) who enjoyed countless memories with him. He touched the lives of many nieces and nephews over the years.

Barrie was a kind and gentle man who was well loved and respected by all who knew him. Because of his passion for horses, Barrie made many great friends and leaves behind many memories.

Due to COVID restrictions, a celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

The family would appreciate donations in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.


Ann and family,
We are deeply sorry to hear that Barrie has passed away. We had such great times together at Cruzers, it was always such a great pleasure to see you both and have those visits. You have often been in our thoughts this past difficult year. We wish him peace.

-Diane and Ed Ewing

Dear Ann and Family,
we are so sorry to hear that Barrie passed away. Our thoughts are with you and we wish you strength in this difficult time.

-Heidi and Tom

To Ann and family. So sorry to hear of Barrie's passing. I am sure he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He always enjoyed talking to whomever he met.

-Holly and Lloyd McNamara

Sorry for your loss Ann, I will miss him!

-penny haring

My deepest sympathies to all his family. He was a customer when I worked in Parry Sound.Very sad to hear of his passing.

-Wade Lebert

Ann and family, I was saddened to hear of Barries passing and my thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

-Rob Morrish

So very sorry to hear of your struggles these last few months,Ann. Barrie was indeed, a gentle soul ,with a great sense of humour. Sending love, hugs and healing prayers to you and all your family.

-Jane and Paul Jones

Our condolences to Barrie’s family. May they feel God’s presence and find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
From Barrie’s Toronto cousin

-Bruce Keown