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Funeral Service

St. Paul's United Church
Thursday November 25th, 2021

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D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
Wednesday November 24th, 2021
2:00pm - 6:00pm

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Barrie Edwin Martin

Barrie has gone to be with his parents Len and Bert Martin, along with his older brother Bud and younger sister Linda (Martin) Weston.

Barrie spent his youth on Kathleen Avenue, Sarnia and attended Johnson Memorial School. He spent his first year of high school at Central Collegiate but the next 5 years of his education was at S.C. I .T.S. Barrie made many friends at S.C.I.T.S. and met his best friend Shirley Kirk and they were married May 16, 1964. As a result of this marriage came two great children, Todd Martin and Tali (John) McGovern. From those children, they gave Barrie his four joyful grand-daughters – Taija and McKenna McGovern and Michaela & Meghan Martin. They put a smile on his face every day.

Barrie spent 38 years as a Lab Technician at Polymer before retiring to spending winters in Florida which he enjoyed immensely. He also frequented the odd Casino. His travels took him and Shirley to England, Vegas, Hawaii and Scotland. He loved cruising in his ’52 Chev and ’68 Ford. Barrie was a faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church and could always be found in the kitchen or eating butter tarts.

Barrie could also be found helping Shirley in some event she was planning somewhere. Barrie would just follow Shirley’s requests.

Barrie leaves behind his sister, Diane (Vic) Gander, and sister – in-law’s; Carol Martin, and Nancy Carpenter and brother-in-law’s Rob (Sharon) Kirk and Ralph Weston. As well as many long-life time friends and several nieces and nephews.

Anyone of Barrie’s friend who really know him well know “His Ass is finally a Star”

Funeral Services will be held from St. Paul’s United Church (360 Devine Street, Sarnia, ON) on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may visit at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Paul’s United Church – Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to the D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St., Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photos or messages of condolence may be shared at www.djrobb.on.ca

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A candle was lit in memory of Barrie Martin

Wade Waymouth Nov 27 2021 4:16 PM

Shirley and Family,
We were neighbours on Conrad Street many years ago, we lived at 281 Conrad. Our family has so many fond memories of living there, and you and Barrie are one of them. Barrie always had a smile and laugh to share, he was a ray of sunshine. Keep the special memories of him close to your heart, those memories will give you comfort and peace at this sad time.
Sincere condolences,
Brenda Trainor and Bev Horodyski

Bev Horodyski Nov 26 2021 11:19 AM

I always loved the way my Uncle Barrie would laugh. There's a place in heaven for you as a good man who left people better because they knew you.

Steven Martin Nov 25 2021 8:17 PM

Shirley, sorry to hear of Barrie's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret rose maczko Nov 25 2021 2:12 PM

Shirley and family. We are so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. Are hearts are with you at this time. Ron and Arlene LaPier

Arlene LaPier Nov 25 2021 11:58 AM

So sorry to hear of Barry's passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Pete and Glenda Brouwer Nov 24 2021 9:59 PM

I will always remember the fun times we had whether it was getting ready for church suppers, going for wings after volleyball, house parties. Barry always had that little mischevious smile on his face and you just knew he was going to say something funny. Thank you Barry for all those fun-filled memories and belly laughs. Shirley, I send you my sincere condolences.

Jan (Baird) Harris Nov 24 2021 5:13 PM

Shirley, our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Barrie's passing. We always enjoyed our visits while in the Grove , car show in Sarnia and stopping in for happy hour in Florida. Cherish the wonderful memories you made over the years.

Liz & Jim McAlpine Nov 24 2021 4:58 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…..

Sue LeBrasceur (Walt and Eileen Kelley’s daughter). Nov 24 2021 12:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barrie Martin

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