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Alan Barr



April 5, 1954 – November 9, 2022

With heavy hearts, we announce that Alan John Barr passed away on November 9, 2022 in Winnipeg at his long-time residence at the age of 68 years.


Alan is survived by his siblings, Wayne, Sharon, Don, John, and Walter; and predeceased by his son Kenny.


Alan was a great car enthusiast whether driving his Red 1979 Nova or his Pontiac Convertible his brother's remember all the trouble he got into with them. But also all of the pride he showed with the cars he owned. Walter remembers how proud he was to take him for a spin as a young teenager the love cars was something Walter, Wayne and Alan all shared deeply.


He spent years with his own painting company decks fences apartment buildings with his brother Lloyd and caretaking apartments with other friends Greg Bell and close friends Allison and all the Brayshaws.


He spent the last 30 years living a solid disciplined life overcoming his heavy addiction of smoking with the guidance of his brother Don. This gave him the strength and pride of finally living a financially free life in his residence for the last 30 years


He had a great enduring love for all of his family accepting things as they rolled and even for his ex partner Rosie and step son Joey one of his proudest experiences of his life keeping them in his memory picture framed on his wall and his heart.


He often spoke of Jimmy and his other friends Dean Quinn and Glenda have all spoken to his sweet demeanour and spent his last years in mutual friendship with many of the tenants.


Alan was a man aquainted with grief and sorrow.. although he loved his son Kenny dearly he saw Kenny passing away a few years before. This brought him great sadness ... he also outlived his brothers Jim, Lloyd and his niece Cheryl and mom Louise and step-dad Nick ...


Alan spent his last decades enjoying his close relationship with his brother Don and his kids Jennifer and Derek hanging out in their back yard and often had his brother Walter cranking up the tunes out in the back yard while waiving to their neighbors Rolly and Don like they were his own ... 


He was a late bloomer often excited about the the technology of cell phones his audio systems and TV remotes and hanging out in Don's basement where he renovated and "painted for discounts" he would always mention ...while playing on Dons computer...


As we write this Don mentioned to Walter one of his favorite lines 


Hey Don does your face hurt?

No Alan why ?

Cause it's killing me Alan would say and end with a deep hearty laugh!


That was Alan


If you have any fun memories of a man that laughed alot but stayed quietly please celebrate his life here and post your memories...


Love you Brother !


Love Don and Walter Barr 


In Accordance with their wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.


In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Christmas Cheer Board


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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