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BARRY JAMES ROWDEN
We are saddened to announce the passing of Barry James Rowden on May 27, 2023 at his home.
Left to mourn his passing are son Shawn (mom Carol Reimer), daughter Lisa (mom Pamela Brennan), brothers Tom, Robert, Garry and sisters Christine Sinclair, Lynda Ferguson, Barb Roschuk (Joe), and Sharon McMichael (Vern), as well as many nieces, nephews and longtime friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Kancil Rowden and Jean Ferguson, brothers James Rowden and Arnold Leventhal, cousin Jim Rowden and niece Laura Blore.
Barry was born and raised in Winnipeg, where he attended Gordon Bell High and Brooklands Collegiate. From there, he attended boot camp at CFB Shilo and then moved on to Trailmobile and Fruehauf where he worked as a trailer mechanic. He was a jack of all trades, working in a variety of industries during his lifetime and most recently in building maintenance and caretaking where he continued until his retirement.
Barry had many stories of the adventures he had over the years that he would share including his spontaneous trips to Kenora as well as spending time fishing and camping. He was a big fan of the Jets and went to the "White Out" celebrations to cheer on his favourite team. He was also a big fan of Primos Wrestling, traveling to different places to see the matches. He also enjoyed watching Highway Thru Hell, Heavy Rescue and last but not least a huge fan of The Curse of Oak Island. His all-time favorite pastime though was meeting up with his friends and family at Robin's or Timmies, where he met and stayed fast friends with many until his passing. Always an animal friend, he was especially fond of "Rosie", a lovable Maltese Shih Tzu cross, who won the hearts of all who knew her. May they continue their friendship together on the other side.
Take the ones you love
And hold them close because there is little time
And don't let it break your heart
I know it feels hopeless sometimes
But they're never really gone
As long as there's a memory in your mind
So now go do the best things in life
Take a bite of this world while you can
Make the most of the rest of your life
Make a ride of this world while you can
"Hold On to Memories, by Disturbed"
A Celebration of life/get together will be held at a later time.
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