DOWNS, Barry George
November 19, 1951 - May 25, 2019
It is with heavy hearts the family of Barry Downs wishes to announce his passing on May 25, 2019 at the age of 67 after a lengthy stay at St. Paul’s Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his son Brett (Justina), his two beloved grandsons Brayden and Sawyer, and also Brett’s mother Doris. Also surviving are his brother Ralph (Doreen), sister-in-law Sharon, many nieces, nephews, cousins, Doris’ family and a multitude of very good friends and extended family. Barry was predeceased by his parents Albert and Gertrude (Westphal), baby brother Arthur, and oldest brother Ernest. Barry was born in Preeceville, SK. He attended Lillian Rural, Endeavour School and Sturgis High School. He then continued his education at the U of S. He worked at the SLGA throughout University. Barry had a 35 year career at the Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Cress Housing Corporation as its General Manager. He was very proud of the work he did there. He absolutely loved being a grandpa. He had a love of fishing and, close to his heart - Nistowiak Falls - “My favourite place on earth!” Barry loved to share this place with family and friends. He loved the farm and farming, his Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Documentary, History, Western and War movies, Ian Tyson and several other country music stars. He also enjoyed collecting coin sets. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Windsor Chapel (704 Windsor St.) in Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes Canada (104 - 2301 Ave. C North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5Z5) in his memory would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements in care of John Schachtel – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.