Barry John Walters

May 13, 1945 to March 11, 2017


Walters, Barry John.

Passed away suddenly but peacefully after a long courageous battle with his health, surrounded by his loving family and friends on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Health Science Centre. Barry John Walters, P.Eng, aged 71 years old. Predeceased by his parents Harry and Mallie Walters, infant daughter Katie and parents-in-law Phonse and Bunty House. Leaving to mourn his beloved wife Heather; his son Nicholas (Katie Mullaley) and treasured grandson Oliver, who brought him so much joy; sisters: Margaret Crosbie (Peter) and Patricia Sampson (David): sister-in-law Sheilagh House (Christopher Henley) and brother-in-law Ronald House (Christine). Barry will also be lovingly remembered by a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family and wonderful friends. Cremation has taken placed. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation will take place on Thursday March 16th from 7-9 pm and Friday March 17th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 18th at 2 p.m. from the Anglican Cathedral. Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association, NL Division.



7-9 p.m. on March 16, 2017

2-4 p.m. on March 17, 2017

7-9 p.m. on March 17, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Saturday March 18th

Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's

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Margaret Anne and I have been away from Halifax for the Month of March so I’m late in reacting to this news. Oh the stories I could tell about this , truly, wonderful person. His time playing Santa Clause, the tickets we sold for some charity, the birthday parties and small kids and the beer we drank along the way. Although we didn’t see each other regularly over the later years there were very few months that went by without Barry walking across my memory bank and giving me a warm moment of reflections. Sending the family all our love at this sad, sad time.

Heather, Nicholas and family,

Barry was a special person in my life a long time ago because he always made me feel significant by being interested in me and what was happening. I’m sending you all healing love and enjoy the reflections of his precious life.

Heather, so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Cyril and Marion Hayden

Heather, Nicholas and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of Barry’s passing. He was the epitome of a strong and courageous man, who had a positive outlook on life and a valiant spirit.

I have fond memories of our waves and little chats ‘over the fence’ back in the day. I can’t ever recall a time when Barry didn’t have a big smile, had something nice to say, or he’d share a funny story.

Deepest condolences and love to you all, and may your memories give you sustenance during this sad time.

Heather and family
Deepest sympathy,You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Marilyn Pike (cathedral)

To Heather
So sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. We extend to you and your family our sincere condolences.

We are deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend, Barry. He was a very special person to so many who knew him and he will be missed by all. Our most sincere condolences to Heather, Nick, Katie, and Oliver, and also to his sisters Marg and Pat and their families.

Heather and family,
We were so saddened to hear of Barry’s passing. His positive attitude throughout his illness was an inspiration to others. He was fortunate to have had such caring and compassionate support from you. I will always consider him the big brother that I didn’t have. His laughter and love for life will stay with me for ever..

God Bless you,,
Bob and Gloria

My sincere condolences to you, Heather, Sheilagh,, Ron, and all the family. Barry was a unique individual, a fine man, and he will be very much missed.
Thinking of you all, with love,
Jean Davis

So sorry Barry will always be with us he is a very special person and will always be a best friend to me
He is always a strong and positive person never heather and Nicholas , Barry will always be with us

Sincere condolences to you and your family, Heather. Thinking of you at this sad time,

Hi Heather, Nick, Marg and family: I am truly in tears at Barry’s passing, but it is not the first time Barry has brought tears.. As senseless teenagers he was the leader of a bunch of happy go lucky friends that could not get enough of each other. I vividly remember Barry in the middle of the road, pretending to be drunk and going to walk between two motor cycles coming at him, he cut it a little close more than once. while his friends were laughing hysterically. There are many good memories, like the time he stole his mothers cigarettes… That was no laughing matter for him!
I am sure Barry had a lot to be thankful for. He married a saint and together, over a lifetime, they established a family that you both can be very proud of; “mission accomplished, Barry and Heather”! Chin up guys! Jim and Judy Radford (From Florida)

Heather, Nick, Katie and Family…
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Barry. deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.

Heather, I had to send you a note …I was so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. I know he is in a better place and is healthy again.. It still does not help with the pain I know you must feel. Just take it one day at a time and your pain will heal. Think often of all the good memories and cherish them forever.

Heather and family,

So very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Our sincere condolences for your loss. Thinking of you at this time and sharing in your sadness.

Wilson and Dodi Brown

Heather; I was so sad to hear of Barry’s passing. He was a longtime friend from our teenage years and times in Topsail Pond. I hope your many happy memories carry you and your family through this sad time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Bev (Whelan) Parsons

To Heather, Nicolas and Family – We wish to extend to you our deepest sympathy in the loss of Barry. We are thinking of you. We are in Portugal and unable to pay our respects personally

Sincerely Elizabeth & Jean Pierre Andrieux

Heather, Nick and Family,

So very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. May the wonderful memories that you have gathered over the years help to keep him close by always, thankfully memories last a lifetime. I know that Russ has many fond memories of going to your home where he always felt very welcomed. Hugs to you all.

My dear Heather,

Memories flooded in as we got the news of Barry’s death. From our first meeting, nearly four decades ago to the years since, both nearby and later across the miles, yours and Barry’s were among our most treasured friendships Wishing we could be there to share a hug and a story. Barry was one of those wonderful people, who left an indelible mark on your heart, with his larger-than-life presence and sense of fun. Some of our fondest memories involve so much laughter, great conversation, and wonderful food! We share with you, Nicholas, and his little family, our deepest condolences, hearts heavy with sadness, and thoughts full of that one-of-a-kind gentle soul with the booming voice whom we can never forget.

All our love,

Hi Heather and Nick
Bill and I were very sorry to hear that Barry has passed away. We aren’t able to visit as we’re in Arizona. However our thoughts are with you and your family. Take care. I’ll connect when we get home mid-April.
Carolyn and Bill

Dear Walters family,

We are thinking of you during this difficult time. There are no words to express how sorry we are. Sending you all our love and strength.

Our warmest condolences.

Heather, we are shocked and saddened to hear of Barry’s passing and send our sincere sympathy to you and Nicholas and all the family. We remember that Barry had physical challenges, but you were always his rock. Your loss is a heavy one and we are thinking of you at this sad time. God bless you.

Dear Heather, Nick and family. It was with great shock to hear of your loss. We were fortunate to have gotten to know Barry in the last few years. A good life. A great loss. A rare soul remembered.
Sincere Condolences, Ann and Peter and family

Dear Heather, Nicolas, Margret and families. I am so sad to learn of Barry’s passing. My parents and I moved next door to Barry when I was two years old and, in recalling the few memories I have of that time, I realized that he was my oldest friend. We had great times running through Gulliver’s Field and around the Crescent. He was always so kind to me and delighted when we met over the years, although too infrequently.

Please accept my sincere condolences. I will never forget him.

To the Walters family: We love thee dear old college, we love thee BFC! We love thee for our founders sake! This is from one of your old Fieldian friend.

Rest in Peace Barry!

Vic Parsons
St. John’s

We thank Barry for the memories and his friendship over the years. Our condolences to his family.

Sharon & Phil

To The Walters Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Barry. Though I did not know him well, my mother (Ruby Taylor) and grandmother (Gladys Hann) often spoke very highly and lovingly of Barry and his family. Rest in peace.
David H Taylor

Marg, Peter and family… I was saddened to read of Barry’s passing this morning..Please accept my sincere condolences.. I know you will miss him dearly but I am sure he has left you with many great memories to draw on..

Elizabeth (Locke) Eastman

Heather, Nick and Family,
There are no words to express my sorrow at Barry’s passing. While I didn’t see Barry often, when I did I enjoyed his larger-than-life personality. He has left behind a legacy to be proud of in Nick and Ollie.
Please know that my thoughts are with you all.
You will be missed, Barry.

Dear Heather and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Barry’s passing . We know he had many health challenges over the years and you were always there by his side every step of the way – a testament to the exceptional love you held for him . He is free of all pain now and reunited with his loved ones that passed before him . Harry and I are thinking of you and offering prayers of comfort for you and the family..

Heather, Nick, Marg and family:
Sincere Condolences and warmest thoughts to you all. I know you shall miss Barry beyond words.
Margot Reid

Marg Crosbie and family
Sorry to learn of your brother’s death. We are thinking of you at this sad time.
Dave and Linda Barrett

Rest in peace my ” big eyed flag pole buddy”
We all won’t be far behind.
Lord have mercy on us all.


to Barry:
I’m so sad to hear of your passing, and offer my deepest condolences to all, but I want to share with your friends and family a happy memory of sixty five years ago; when, as classmates, you and I teamed up to enter the three-legged race during Sports Day at Fieldian Grounds; an unlikely pair for sure!
Somehow we managed to win a small medal for First Place; and considering the difference in our stature at the time I now believe that you must have carried me. Thanks for making my day buddy.
I will treasure the memory always..

Dear Aunt Marg, Heather and Nick.
We were saddened to learn of Barry’s death. Every time I ran into him, you were guaranteed a good joke and a big bear hug. I know you will miss him a great deal. Thinking of you all.
Much love,
Sheila, Jacob and Claire

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on Barry’s passing.. I had many lovely chats with him over the years and I know he will be sorely missed.
Lots of love, prayers and good memories.
Best wishes
Sheilagh and family

Dear Heather,
I was so sorry to read of Barry’s passing. He was such a happy, pleasant fellow. He will be missed. Take care, my friend. May the days ahead be filled with happy memories to help you, Nick and all your family to heal. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nick and Katie,

My thoughts are with you, Heather and Olly in this hard time. He was a great father and a beautiful soul.

Sending my love from afar,

Heather and Nick,

Sincere condolences to you and your family as you go through this difficult time. I enjoyed chatting to Barry and remember fondly first meeting him. He informed me of the Walters generations and where I placed in that. He was a beautiful person and even upon my first meeting with him, I felt as though I had know him a lifetime.

Blessings and prayers are with you all.

A beautiful man inside and out – I’ll miss him greatly!

Heather, Nicholas, Oliver, Margaret, Pat and families,
My deepest sympathy to you all on death of Barry, I shall miss meeting him. He was always pleasant and happy to talk to you. He made you feel better meeting him and Heather. He certainly faced many challenges throughout his life. He was blessed to have Heather, Nick, Katie, Oliver and a supportive family. My deepest sympathy to you all. Andy

Barry has been my friend since I first met him at engineering school (NSTC Now Dalhousie Engineering.). We remained close friends to the end.
Barry was the most positive person I ever met. I can honestly say I never heard him say a bad word about anyone. We all have ups and downs in our lives but Barry always had a mountain to climb and he did it with grace, charm, laughter, caring about others but never ever complained.
He was brilliant and he always knew that there was a way to get over or by-pass any obstacle when others would give up.
Heather was the love of his life and she was truly “the wind beneath his wings.
He loved and was so proud of his son Nicholas and his grandson Oliver and I know they loved him.
Barry was my friend for over 50 years and I will miss him so much.
Saint Peter will know Barry is coming because he will hear his booming, friendly voice and I know the “Pearly Gates” will be wide open to welcome him.
God Bless “The Bear”, God Bless Heather, Nick, Katie and Oliver.

To Heather, Nicholas and family, We are so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at very sad time time. May he RIP.
Sincerely Dave and Judy

My deepest condolences and sympathy to Heather, Nickolas and family. Barry was a very nice person, he was great to talk to. I really miss him

To Heather and family. So sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Our sympathy goes out to you all in the days ahead. Sincerely Max and Phyllis Beckett (FL)

Heather, Nicholas and family,
So sorry to hear of Barry passing, I will always remember his visits and great conversations, May he soar high with the Angels. Heather, my heartfelt sympathy to you and family for the loss of your love one. RIP Barry.


Sincere sympathy to Barry’s family at this sad time.

Heather, Nicholas and Famlies:

So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one, Barry. Barry was a very intelligent and funny guy. He was a pleasure to be around and he will live on in everyone’s heart. God has called another special Angel home. Barry will forever watch over all of you. Celebrate his life and not his death. R.I.P. Barry

Dear Heather, Nick and family:
We will miss Uncle Barry’s booming voice and upbeat attitude. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Our most sincere condolences.

Heather, Nicholas, and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Lorna and Mel Crewe

To Heather, Nicholas and family,

Very saddened to hear of Barry’s passing as I always enjoyed his jovial manner and his perspectives on life. He was a wonderful supporter of the Nova Scotia Technical College Alumni (NL Branch) fund raising dinners and nobody liked attending our annual flipper dinner more than Barry. He will be greatly missed by his fellow alumni.

Gary Walsh

To Heather, Nick and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. We hold very special memories of Barry through the years and especially when the children were at Brinton and through the school years. Love to you all..
Serena Hancock and David Bazeley