Passed away at home on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 with his wife Debra at his side.
Barrie was born in 1947 in Winnipeg, MB, son of the late Harry and Eva Weiner. He grew up in Vancouver and lived most of his adult life in Vancouver and Whistler.
In 1976 he met his soul mate and love of his life Debra while working on an audit in Prince Rupert, BC and they married, settling in Richmond, BC.
An accountant for 43 years, Barrie had a thriving practice in Vancouver and enjoyed getting to know and spending time with his clients, many of whom he worked with for most of those years forming many lifelong friendships.
Weekend and vacation time was special and he made the most of it, whether spending time enjoying his home and friends in Whistler, visiting family at the lake, or travelling. Together with his wife Debra they discovered a love of RV ‘ing, and traveled extensively across Canada and the US and spent his recent winter seasons enjoying desert life in Borrego Springs, CA.
In 2015 Barrie retired and together he and Debra relocated to Bayfield looking forward to spending their summers at the lake with family and meeting new friends.
Age 75, Barrie lived a life full of laughter and love. He loved family, friends, his life’s work, golfing, biking, skiing, travelling and more recently, spending quiet time at home with Fergus.
All who knew him will remember him for his laughter, sense of humor, quick wit, gentle nature, generous spirit and his devotion to Debra. His love of horse racing and Vegas was a joy to experience. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
Barrie is survived by his loving wife Debra, brother Ted, sisters-in-law and their spouses Dawn and Scott Turner, and Dale MacArthur and Stuart Ewing, and his nieces and nephews David, Scott, Chris, Katie, Maddie and Zac, Charlie and Maisie. Predeceased his sister-in-law Geraldine Weiner.
A celebration of Barrie’s life will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Homes, Zurich (519-236-4365).