Barry’s final sunset went down on August 8, 2021. After a long, courageous “bull moose battle” (aka swamp donkeys), he raised his scope and took his final shot.

He leaves behind some of his greatest trophies: his wife Carolle Brown (nee Labonte); his son Murray “Captain Jack” (Natalie, Paige and Leah); and his daughter “Princess” Cherice Sweet (nee Brown) (Carl, Mackenzye and Karys). He was predeceased by his parents William “Buster” and Aileen “Lena” Brown. He will dearly miss his siblings Larry (Lauren), Sandra (Gordon), Linda (Dave) and Wayne (Jo-Ann); and all his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Barry is now at peace, so excited he has a whole new audience to tell his stories to! Heaven was greeted with a nice firm handshake and big ‘ol bear hug.

Barry graced us with his gentle presence on July 26, 1949, born in Emo, Ont. After many wonderful, hardworking years on the family farm in Stratton, Ont., he pursued his education in Fish and Wildlife Conservation, and Forestry and Lands Education (Badge #007). No one knew land, air or water better than Barry. You could run…but you could not hide! Barry would have charged his own grandmother.

In 1978, Barry and his first wife Janet MacDonell, bought the Lodge, today known as Browns’ Clearwater West Lodge. He would then go on to spend the next 43 years having the time of his life! He never considered it work, it was just another day in the life he so dearly loved. Barry loved life. He was a thoughtful, kind, genuine gentleman, who wanted others to feel welcome and cared for. Barry had a heart of gold, and a laugh that would shake the heavens! He could charm a snake right out of its skin.

Barry’s final wish was to cast his last line at Mount Lake Lodge, surrounded by loved ones. Hun, Dad, you landed the big one. He lived, and died on his own terms.

Forever missed, never replaced, always loved. The stars will shine a whole lot brighter. With all of our love! Xoxo

Barry would always want you to remember to be kind to one another. No service will be held at this time, with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. If you wish, please make a donation directly to the Tamarack House, Thunder Bay or the Easter Seals of Ontario.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Westfort Chapel, 420 West Gore Street, Thunder Bay.

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