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Barr:George, Guild

Barr:George, Guild

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 18th. Born September 23rd, 1930, in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland to James Barr and Martha Wilson Parker. Dad lived an exceptional life. After service as a member of the British Air Force, he joined the Merchant Marines and travelled the world. In a time prior to the internet, he entertained us with vivid stories of the exotic places and people he encountered on his journeys. In 1960, George and his young family emigrated to Oakville prior to settling in St. Catharines. He enjoyed a long and rewarding career with Siemen and Hinsch  Pumps in Grand Island, NY. Dad had many hobbies. He was an avid rock and coin collector, read extensively, and visited the library weekly, his entire life. He made beautiful pieces of furniture that filled the family home and always had something on the go.Dad was generous to a fault with both his time and money. He had a great sense of humour and was a caring and kind friend and neighbour. Predeceased by his beloved wife Mamie in 1992,  he will be dearly missed by daughters Carol Barr Overholt (Doug) and Audrey Barr-Hubert (Matt), his grandchildren Cameron Overholt (Jess) Alison Overholt (Jake), Graham Hubert (Maddie)and Katie Hubert. Fondly remembered by great-grandsons Tucker and Ben Overholt. We would like to thank for their care and compassion: Darla of the LHIN, PSWs Luz and Natalie, and RN’s Trevor and Jessica. Cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to PASSFIELD MORTUARY SERVICES INC. (905) 682 0474. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. On-line condolences may be made at:


  • Don and Sharon Allen Posted April 21, 2020 11:54 am

    Carol, Audrey and families: Don and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Sending condolences to you all at this difficult time. Many fond memories of your dad and his stories and jokes. Always had us laughing. Thinking of you.

  • Stephanie Mills Posted April 21, 2020 4:26 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of such a loved man. It is never easy to lose someone you love so deeply but know that during this time our family is here If there is anything we can do to lessen the ache. Xoxo- Steph, Kalan and Wes

  • Robert Barr Posted April 22, 2020 3:09 am

    Carol, Audrey and families. Sorry to hear the news about your dad. Cousins Moyra, Robert and Fiona on the Isle of Bute send their thoughts and condolences. Love .. Cousin Robert x

  • Sheila Macadam Posted April 22, 2020 11:11 am

    Many great memories of George and his kindness to our family. Our life in Canada would have been very different without his friendship!

  • Ursula Pelissero Posted April 22, 2020 11:52 am

    Carol: You’ve always said what a special person your father is. Very sorry for your loss.

  • Keith Rodger Posted May 4, 2020 8:02 pm

    So sorry to hear the sad news Carol, Audrey and your families. I will remember my Uncle George as a larger than life character with a great sense of humour and I am so glad we got to see him after so many years during our visit last September. Thinking of you all, Keith and Brenda. George is also in the thoughts of Betty Cairns in Motherwell and May Young in Australia (your Mother’s cousins), who both remember him fondly.

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