In Memoriam.ca - Always in our hearts

  • Jim Bunsch lit a candle on 12/16/2018:
    "I enjoyed Barry's company at the Parry Sound Legion. Just a happy outgoing guy that added to the day. I will certainly miss him. I wish Barry happy trails, & that we meet again one day. My sincere condolences to his Family & friends."

  • Tom LaForme lit a candle on 01/04/2019:
    "My condolences to Barry's family. Just read the news here in Sauble Beach where I worked with Barry at the Chamber when he was president. Sauble the Sunny Seagull was brought to life by Barry. I considered Barry a good friend. He will be sadly missed."

  • Bill Hallett lit a candle on 04/03/2019:
    "For over 20 ys, Barry remained one of the most positive, down-to-earth people I have ever known. He remains a bright light in my mind (or is that him calling me from beyond?!). And I am a better person for having known him. I fondly shout out the fun we have had: motorcycling in Ontario, Sturgis, fished, skied, did business together, countless drinks & smoked cigars and traded life (& wives) stories! Miss you Bahr!"

About him

Barry Ross

Barry Ross

Born: September 17th, 1949

Passed on: November 23rd, 2018

Barry, Bahr, “Grandpa Bahr” Ross escaped his mortal realm on Saturday November 24, 2018 at the age of 69. His larger than life personality and his trademarked uniqueness will never be forgotten. He once said, “the only thing between today and accomplishing your dream, is a plan. A plan to win.” Barry won, numerous times, too many times to count. He leaves behind 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 2 ex wives, 1 current live in, many friends and the commercial kitchen industry where he was the unofficial spokesperson until he chose to enter the world of retirement and exciting adventures. Barry captivated many with his elaborate, and often animated, philosophies and theories about life. He would often say, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Although Barry lived a less than average life span, he did not by any means live a less than average life. He travelled where he wanted to travel and he learned what he wanted to learn. This is clearly evident in his journals and collection of eclectic treasures. He refused to let cancer take him down for over 40 years and he attributed that to his attitude and love of life. In the words of a wise man, dying is the worst thing that can happen to anyone. Therefore anything what doesn’t kill you, makes you better. Worry and fear will take you to an early grave. BE HAPPY - BE FEARLESS - SEIZE THE MOMENT! Smile a 100 times a day, laugh 10 times a day, and tell someone you love them each day. Live the shit out of life!