It is with deep sadness the family of Edward Joseph Barry of Ferndale, Placentia, Newfoundland announce his passing at the age of 70. Edward was born on September 7, 1950 to William and Annie Barry of Petite Forte, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. He was a loving sibling to eleven older brothers and sisters. Edward was dearly loved and will be missed by many.
Edward met his beautiful bride and wife of 50 years, Winnie (nee Gambin) in 1967 and they were later married in Placentia, Newfoundland in 1971.
In 1973, Edward began his lifetime career at Marine Atlantic, where he dedicated 40 years of Steward service on various vessels. His favourite being the The Northern Ranger on the Labrador run. Edward enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to go trouting, playing darts, listening to music, the occasional beverage and being the "centre of attention". He was also a proud member of the Star of the Sea Association.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents William and Annie Barry and his in-laws Cornelius and Florence Gambin.
Edward is survived by his wife, Winnie; children; Jamie (Valery), Charlene (Eamon), Sheldon (Miranda), Vanessa (Rodney); grandchildren, Edward & Alison, Brandon, Nathan, Alyssa and Kayla, Emma & Abigail and Ava; Close pal Hunter, brothers & sisters; Fidilis - deceased, Marguerite (Mike), Jack - deceased (Florence), Mary - deceased (Frank - deceased), Gerald - deceased (Mary), Francis (Larry), Jim (Rosemarie - deceased), Bill, Clarissa - deceased and Alamena (deceased). In-Laws; Mary & Joe - deceased, Till & Frank - deceased, Dan (Cis - deceased), Imelda & Bill, Leo & Julia, Cornelius & Madeline, Veronica & Ron and John & Anita.
Also leaving a nephew behind who was more like a brother; Fidilus Barry of Petite Forte and also nephews Larry and Gary Foley.
Special niece Alamena Barry-Coffey - deceased and special nephew Rick Gambin - deceased.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Maher’s Funeral Home, Placentia. Visitation to take place on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 3pm to 8 pm.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, visitation is permitted with restrictions. The maximum number of people permitted in the visitation room at one time is 20 people. All visitors must sign in and sign out for contact tracing purposes, and masks must be worn at all times. Hand sanitizer will be provided and is to be used upon entering and exiting the building. Please visit www.mahersfuneralhome.ca for additional information regarding COVID-19 restrictions.
By invitation only: Mass of Christian Burial to take place at 10:30am on Friday January 29th, at Sacred Heart Church, Placentia. Internment to follow at a later date.
Flowers gracefully accepted or donations in
Edward's memory to Holy Rosary Church, Petite
Forte via etransfer: Petitefortechurch@gmail.com
"A force of nature, life of every party and fighter to the end."