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Barry Ernest Worth

With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Barry on September 30, 2023, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Barry is survived by his loving wife Linda, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Together, they were blessed with three children: Kevin (Ashley), Darren (Kimberly), and Melanie. Barry’s legacy lives on through his eight cherished grandchildren: Trussan, Trentan, Julia, Jeremy, Rachel, Emmett, Theo, and Bridget.

Although Barry spent most of his life in Edmonton, his heart remained attached to Saskatchewan. Born to proud parents, Ernie and Irene, in Regina, he grew up in Neudorf until 1957 when his family relocated to Lethbridge. It was at Christ Lutheran Church that he received his baptism and confirmation. In 1969, Barry graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta. He embarked on a successful career, commencing at AGT, then joining the Alberta Liquor Control Board in 1981, where he dedicated over two decades of service before retiring in 2004. Barry forged many enduring friendships throughout his professional journey and engaged in various activities such as lawn bowling, softball, and bonspiels.

Curling was a significant part of Barry’s life, and he spent numerous years participating at the Shamrock, Thistle, and Ellerslie curling rinks. He selflessly volunteered in the sport, assuming different roles at individual curling rinks, the Northern Alberta Curling Association, and Brier committees. A proud member of the Governor General Curling Club, Barry even had the opportunity to represent them on the Strathcona cup. Golfing was another passion he shared with Linda, as they both became members of the Northern Alberta Senior Association and Dorchester Golf Course. Additionally, they delighted in spending time at Whispering Spruce Campground, where they formed cherished friendships within the community. Barry’s love for travel took him to various destinations including New Zealand, Australia, China, Mexico, Mesa, and his beloved Ramona, California. He always prioritized attending his grandchildren’s sporting and artistic events, ensuring their moments were celebrated.

A memorial service and reception will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 1 pm at the Spirit of Hope United Church, located at 7909 82 Ave NW, Edmonton. In lieu of other tributes, donations can be made to the Governor General’s Curling Club scholarship fund. Fond memories, photographs, and condolences are welcomed to be shared through Trinity Funeral Home’s official obituary webpage.

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