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Barry Robertson

February 17, 1953 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 67)


Robertson, Barry William

February 17, 1953 - September 11, 2020

Died suddenly at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Christine Kerr, loving father of Jeffrey (Jamie Ashby-Patenaude) and doting grandfather of Finley. Cherished brother of Ann Robertson, Shirley Robertson Farquhar (John Farquhar) and Nancy Robertson (Tim Stewart).  Predeceased by his parents May and Tom Robertson.  Barry was born and raised in Deep River where he attended Mackenzie High School. He graduated from Trent University and Algonquin College and worked for many years at Canada Mortgage and Housing. On his retirement, he enjoyed organizing the monthly lunch meetings of his friends and colleagues.  Barry was devoted to his family and loved family celebrations and gatherings with lots of good food and wine. He will be deeply missed by his many family and friends.  Barry's family is grateful for  the expert and concerned care he received from the Cancer Program, The Ottawa General Hospital, particularly Dr Aw and the Oncology Team, Dr Sabloff and the Haematology Team and Dr Amjadi and his team. Special thanks to the nurses of the Medical Day Care Unit for their continuous  support and compassionate care.   At this time a private family service will be held.

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