A longtime resident of Iroquois, Garry Barkey passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on February 16th 2015. He was 74.
Garry was born in Toronto, on May 3rd 1941, to his parents Arthur and Kathleen Barkey.
He moved to Renfrew with his family at age 10. After his school years, Garry worked at Caldwell Linen Mills in Iroquois where he met his future wife Judy. Garry and Judy were married in 1966, at Iroquois United Church.
In 1977, Garry and his brother Donald opened Prescott Jewellers. Garry ran the store in Prescott for over 30 years, and then opened another store in Morrisburg in 2004, before retiring in 2009.
Garry was a proud member of the Iroquois Matilda Lions Club for over 48 years. He enjoyed volunteering his time and serving the community. Garry was also an associate member of the Iroquois Legion. He was a regular card player and loved to play bridge and cribbage.
It’s hard to talk about Garry without talking about golf. He was an active member of the Iroquois Golf Club for more than 45 years. You could say that golf was his passion, and he loved nothing more than to be out on the course with his friends. He will be missed by all.
Garry is survived by his dearly beloved wife Judy (nee Pulfer) of Iroquois. He was loving father of Rhonda (Mark) Shaver and Jason all of Iroquois, and dear brother of Donald (Norma) of Renfrew.
He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Ty and Kyla and his bother-in-law Wayne (Shirley) Pulfer and sister-in-law Valerie (Terry) Bladon. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Garry was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Kathleen and his brother Roy and his wife Shirley.
Family and friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois, on Thursday, February 19, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Lions service was held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6 p.m., and a Legion service Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m.
Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. Donations to Winchester Hospital or Canadian Blood Services would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com. Spring interment will be at the Iroquois Point Cemetery, Iroquois.