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It is with great sadness that the family of Barry Ross Fysh announce his passing on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at Providence Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. 

Barry was born the 6th child of Charles and Eileen Fysh on November 23rd, 1928.

He was predeceased by his parents; sisters: Vera (Jarvis) Bullied, Gweneth (Sydney) Carter, and Patricia (Fred) Crosbie; brothers, Cliff (Bernetta) and Cyril; Cyril’s daughter-in-law, Ruth; infant sons, Rex and Daniel; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Fysh.  Barry will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 66 years, Maida; daughter, Brenda Fysh (Jerry Loftus); son, Greg Fysh; daughter, Connie (Barry) Ashworth.  Barry adored his grandchildren, his great and his great-great grandchildren, and they adored him right back: Dawn (Trevor) Branton, Ryan (Alysha), Brianna, Tyvan, Jocelyne Weinbender, Amber and Chance, Crystal (Travis) Hilton, Emily and Tayla, Jeremy Sanderson (Nicole LeNouail), Michael (Kristin Svedahl), Scott (Kaymee Pedeerson), Kiam and Ella, Jennifer (Andrew) Alaric, Zander and Savana, Mykayla, Shane Ashworth (Erin Farnel), and Sheldon (Stephanie) Ashworth; as well as several cousins and many nieces and nephews. 

Barry was raised and lived on the family farm west of Crestwynd all of his farming and ranching years.  When they retired from farming, Barry and Maida moved into Moose Jaw.  He served on the R.M. of Hillsborough Council first as a councilman, finally as the Reeve, and he was also on the ambulance board.  He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club.  Barry was enthusiastically involved in sports – with a particular love for playing and coaching baseball and finally for curling.  He was a master mechanic, even though he had no training.  He was a committed community member involved in every aspect of rural community life.  Barry thoroughly enjoyed Sunday drives wherever the road may take him and they usually ended with an ice cream treat.  Second to none, Barry had a deep dedication to and love for his family.  Each grandchild that came along had a special place in Barry’s heart, and they could always expect a smile on his face and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. 

The family would like to extend their appreciation to a very special nephew of Barry’s, Bob Bullied.  Bob, your dedication to your Uncle Barry will not be forgotten, nor will your unfailing support of the rest of the family.  We love you.  We’d like to thank the staff of Providence Place for their kindness and compassionate treatment of Barry.  We’d also like to thank the West Park Crossing staff who continued to visit Barry after he moved to Providence Place. 

A Celebration of Barry’s life will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 2:00 till 5:00 p.m. in the Harvey Room at Moose Jaw Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Barry’s name may be made to the Providence Place Foundation Inc, 100 – 2nd Ave NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1B8.  Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550

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