BARR, James Stevenson
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1922 – 2013
On Tuesday January 1, 2013, Jimmy Barr died peacefully in his sleep after five weeks in the Misericordia Hospital.
He leaves behind his brother George of Wales, son George (Isabelle) of Calgary, granddaughter Alison Barr of Vancouver, daughter Marg Barr of Edmonton and granddaughter Meaghan Becker (Codey) of Edmonton.
He was born on February 26, 1922 in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Edmonton in 1958.
He was predeceased by his wife May in 1995.
Jimmy was a highly respected and well-loved Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Edmonton from 1958 to his retirement at age 70. He was a keen gardener, sailor, woodworker and enjoyed walking his dogs. He found much pleasure in helping his family with projects around home and yard and loved to spend time with his granddaughters. Jimmy took great pride in his beautiful flower garden, sharing cuttings and knowledge with many friends and neighbours.
A Memorial Service will be held for Jimmy on Saturday January 19 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church at the corner of 116 Street and 76 Avenue, Edmonton.
Donations in memory of Jimmy can be made to Habitat for Humanity, 8210 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, T5B 1G5 or through their website at www.hfh.org.
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Jan. 5 to Jan. 13, 2013