Enid BARR

Obituary
10 entries
  • "We enjoyed visitings with Enid and Dick over many years...."
    - Douglas & Rose Eade
  • - Mari Clark
  • "We are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Our..."
  • "Rest in Pease Mrs. Barr, you are compasionate and caring..."
  • "Heather and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let..."
    - Rob & Heather McKay
The Guest Book is expired.

BARR, Enid
January 11, 1931 – May 17, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Enid Barr, on Saturday, May 17. She was predeceased by her husband Richard (Dick) Barr and her son Jim, as well as her two brothers Jack and Bill. She will be lovingly remembered by her children Lynn and Jack and daughters-in-law, Michelle and Cathy; and will be forever revered by her cherished grandchildren Stephanie, Katelyn, Christina, Jacob, Allison and Emily. As well, she will be deeply missed by her long-time companions Purine and Lilian. Born January 11, 1931 in Stratford, Ontario, Enid's family moved to North Burnaby shortly thereafter. She attended North Burnaby and Kitchener Street Elementary Schools and North Burnaby High before moving to Quathiaski Cove on Quadra Island for grade 10 onwards. After school, Enid moved back to Vancouver in 1948 and worked for BC Tel as a long distance telephone operator and for the Hudson's Bay Company as an elevator operator. It was during that period that she met Dick, who was working as a plumber's apprentice for her brother at Barr & Anderson, and they were married in 1951. They resided in the Oakridge area for a few years, then located in the British Properties throughout the '60's and early '70's before finally settling into Shaughnessy in 1974 to build their dream home, where she had remained for the past 40 years. Enid was a committed and loving wife, a dedicated mother and grandmother, and a friend and confidante to many. After the passing of her husband, she gracefully continued her role as the family matriarch and became an admired role model to her grandchildren. Always known for her elegance, class and grace, she was never heard to offer a disparaging word towards anyone. Enid enjoyed many years in the Eastern Star with Princess Patricia Chapter #9 along with valuable time marching with the Patrol of Zarah Temple in the Daughters of the Nile, where she was honoured to receive her 50 year pin. She loved to travel with her husband Dick, and her two great escapes away were spent annually, since 1957, in Honolulu, Hawaii; and more especially, enjoying treasured moments, both relaxing and entertaining, at their summer residence in Pender Harbour on the Sunshine Coast. It was there where she peacefully slipped away after spending a perfect day with family. A Memorial Service will be held at Canadian Memorial Church located at 15th and Burrard in Vancouver at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 1, 2014 followed by a Reception at the Vancouver Masonic Centre, 1495 W. 8th Avenue. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations would be appreciated to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundations 'BC Learning Centre' for Children with Dyslexia, c/o 200-1687 W. Broadway, Vancouver BC V6J 1X2.


logo


logo


logo

Funeral Home
Kearney Funeral Services Ltd.
450 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2
(604) 736-0268
Funeral Home Details
Send Flowers
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from May 24 to May 25, 2014
Powered By Legacy.com