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Barry Cole


Barry Cole (May 14, 1941 - May 28, 2021)
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Barry Cole on Friday, May 28, 2021. Barry was predeceased by his parents Bud and Susie Cole; his father and mother-in-law Carl and Jean Lloyd; brother and sister-in-law Cliff and Vonnie Wilton, brother-in-law Lee Lloyd; and nephew Chad Lloyd. Barry is lovingly remembered by his wife Lexie of 56 years; his children Scott (Elaine), Jeanette; grandchildren Morgan (Daniel), Riley and Eric; brothers Greg (Marg), Dale (Diane); and sister Margaret. Barry was born in Cabri and spent his entire life in the Fosterton Community. When Barry was a young man, he bought his first backhoe. He installed water and sewer for a great number of farmers for several years, then expanded into the oilfield. Barry worked tirelessly for over 50 years in the industry and passed his vast knowledge onto his son and grandsons. During this time, Barry also farmed and raised cattle. There is not a single person who wasn't affected by his generous spirit - he volunteered to help others in the community in so many ways. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with family. Many memories were shared on the farm and there was always lots of laughter. His grandsons learned a lot about mechanics and the importance of naps. His granddaughter appreciated his soft spot that he had for all creatures, large and small. His chair at the kitchen table and in the living room may be empty now, but will always remind us of the greatest times spent with loved ones. In later years Barry enjoyed his fishing trips up to Northern Saskatchewan with family and friends. His favorite lure was a red and yellow five-of-diamonds. Barry and Lexie also spent several years after he semi-retired traveling to Arizona where he enjoyed newly developed friendships. Friends and neighbors would always come and stop first at the shop where they could usually find him working on a project. Being naturally curious and always interested in helping others, Barry was willing find the solution to any problem that someone brought to him. Barry seldom bought something brand new. Instead, he would find items at a sale to fix up and repurpose into something that he could make use of. In his later years after retirement, he enjoyed spending time in the yard and his garden. Many people were well-aware of his infamous potato patch - or rather patches - that he devoted much time, energy, and equipment into. Nearly everyone who came to visit were gifted with large buckets of potatoes and his generosity fed lots of friends, family, and neighbors throughout most of the year. Although no amount of potatoes will ever change his mind on his favorite food, as he was a fine purveyor of Chinese food (thank you Wong's!). There will be a gathering at a later date to celebrate Barry's life and share loving memories of this amazing man. The family would appreciate donations to STARS Air Ambulance, 2640 Airport Rd, Regina, SK S4W 1A3, or to the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation, c/o Cabri Hospital Auxiliary for an X-ray Machine, 2051 Saskatchewan Dr., Swift Current, SK S9H 0X6.  Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606, or visit our website at and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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Stars Air Ambulance
2640 Airport Road, Regina SK S4W 1A3
Tel: 1-306-564-7900

Dr. Noble Irwin Health Care Foundation
2051 Saskatchewan Drive, Swift Current SK S9H 0X6
Tel: 1-306-778-3314

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