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 Barry George Mar

Barry George Mar

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Death 17 Mar 2007 (aged 80)
Burial Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Memorial ID 19947018 · View Source
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Barry Mar passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the age of 80 years. Barry is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Jean; his sons, Gary (Nancy) and Kirby. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren, Lauren, Jared and Mackenzie. Barry is also survived by his sister Ida May Yep and brother Gordon (Nancy) Mar, all from California; sisters-in-law, Cathy Mah and Mary Mar, both of Vancouver, as well as many nieces and nephews. Barry was predeceased by brothers, Lim, Hong and Harold.

He was born at a small home just off Jasper Avenue, Edmonton. Barry spent his early years in Lamont, Alberta. There, his father ran The Royal Cafe. The family moved back to China in the 1930's and remained there until after the Second World War. Upon his return to Canada, Barry worked in Moose Jaw, Sask., Edmonton, AB and Port Alberni, B.C. In 1957, he made what he described as his best decision: he married Jean. They moved to Calgary where Barry enjoyed great success in businesses like the Purple Lantern, Food Fare, Martinizing Drycleaners, the iconic Majestic Inn Hotel and restaurants the Crossbow and Steak Village (Sherwood Park) and Pots n' Pans (Fort Saskatchewan). Barry was highly respected in the business community. He was also a fine curler, tennis player and golfer (CCGC Rookie of the Year!).

However, he viewed most important, work with his family. It gave him enormous pride to see the successes of both his sons, Gary and Kirby and the great report cards that came from grandchildren, Lauren, Jared and Mackenzie. He treated every day of life as a gift to share with others. His resting place will not be in the ground, but in the hearts and minds of the people whose lives he touched with his love, time, wisdom and devotion.

From obituary published in the Calgary Herald on 3/22/2007.


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  • Created by: Milou
  • Added: 17 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19947018
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barry George Mar (3 Mar 1927–17 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19947018, citing Queens Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Milou (contributor 46858724) .