|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1933|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 2007|
Barry is survived by his loving wife, Valerie; his sons, Stephen (Judy), Scott and Craig; his grandchildren Lyric, Kaitlind, Jesse, Jade and Joey; his sister Jo-Ann Batista and his niece Kelly.
He began his radio career at CKBB in Barrie when it first went on the air while he was in high school. Upon leaving school he went to Stratford, then served in the Canadian Armed Forces Ordinance Corps from 1952-57. Moving up in radio involves moving around, so Barry made stops in Barrie, London, St. John, N.B., Orillia and finally CHYM in Kitchener-Waterloo. Giving back to his industry, he served as Vice-President in 1980, and President in 1981, of the Radio Television News Directors Association.
As a community supporter, Barry worked with the Waterloo Siskins Hockey Club from 1967 to 1981, the Waterloo Tigers Sr. Lacrosse Club, as founding secretary Lakeshore Village Recreation Association, Waterloo Community Services Board from 1970-72, Conestoga College Advisory Committee, member of the Press Gallery of Ontario, member Pollution Probe, Kitchener Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and Waterloo Snowmobile Association.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: JWT
Record added: Dec 15, 2007
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