– New Glasgow, passed away on July 10, 2016, surrounded by family and friends in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.
He was a devoted husband, father, uncle, and friend to all who knew him. Barry bravely faced the challenge of lung disease, maintaining his always positive outlook during this difficult journey.He will be fondly remembered by his friends and family for his quiet demeanor and dry wit.
Barry was born May 23, 1951 in Middle Musquodoboit, one of seven children, of Keith Taylor, Northumberland Veterans Wing, Pictou and the late Joan Taylor. Barry was employed by Purolator Courier Truro for over 30 years. During that time, he touched many lives and his dedication to his work was legendary.
At the annual gala held by the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, Barry was honoured with the Employee of the Year for 2001 for his extraordinary efforts and service. Barry was an avid sportsman with a great passion for golf and hockey.He was an active member of Abercrombie Golf and Country Club, recording his first hole in one last summer and his love of the Detroit Red Wings was unrivaled. When not at the golf course, Barry loved to spend time in Lochaber where he shared his summers with family and friends. Barry was especially proud of his cottage, spending time creating a comfortable home away from home for his family.
Barry was a loving uncle to nieces Grace and Megan; a devoted Poppy to baby Charlotte; and shared the love of his Red Wings with his little buddy, Haley.
He was predeceased by mother, Joan; mother in law, Lucienne Doudelet; tatante, Jeanette Prendergast.
Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Claire; daughter, Jennifer Lauren (Tony) Hurd, Ottawa, Ont.; sisters, Dana (Tom) Parker, Middle Musquodoboit; Joann (Jim) Turple, Hardwood Hill; brothers, Clair, Peace River, Alta.; Clifford (Kara) and Michael, Scotsburn; Brian (Michelle), New Glasgow; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated July 13 in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Stellarton. Private burial at a later date.