Barry Edward Foster, age 75, of Kyle, Saskatchewan, passed away August 12, 2020 at 2 pm. Barry lost his battle with cancer at Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. An interment service will be held at White Bear cemetery at a later date in the fall of 2020. Barry is survived by Bruce and Shirley Foster (brother), Leonard Soden (brother in law), Loretta Toupin (Special Friend), Wade Foster (son), Tanya Foster (daughter), Russell Dawson (son in law), Luke and Cole Dawson (grandson's) and many nieces and nephews on both sides of the families. Barry was predeceased by John and Mary Foster (parents), Marlene Foster (wife), Emerson and Evelyn Soden (father and mother in law), and Yvonne Soden (sister in law).
Barry was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan on July 20, 1945. He lived in Rosery, Saskatchewan until he attended the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He married Marlene Evelyn Soden on September 30, 1967. They lived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for a short period before they moved to Faro, Yukon when Barry became employed with the Cyprus Anvil Mining Co. Both children, Tanya and Wade, were born in Faro. They then returned to Saskatoon in 1974 when Barry became employed with Gulf Minerals at the Rabbit lake mine operation at Wollaston Lake, Saskatchewan. Barry and Marlene moved to the Saskatchewan Landing for a few years prior to his retirement. He retired 36 years later in 2010 from Cameco Co. at Rabbit Lake.
Barry was a great leader in any community he was a part of. He was president of the Saskatchewan Landing Cottage Owners association and a member of the Saskatchewan Elks association for many years. Barry had many special interests including architecture, art, science, music and nature. As a young man he was part of the Rosery Eagles sports teams. In Faro, he became skilled at Judo and was able to compete in the Western Canada games. Baseball was a favorite sport he loved playing with his brother Bruce when he was young and then being able to watch both grandson's enjoy the sport later in his life. Barry loved being out in nature either fishing on Lake Diefenbaker at the Saskatchewan landing or wandering the plains as a hunter who was a skilled archer. Barry was also an excellent artist and very skilled draftsman who helped contribute to many community building projects in all the places he lived. Later in life Barry enjoyed participating in the old time dancing functions in Swift Current with Loretta Toupin and many friends. Barry loved Saskatchewan! He was proud of where he was from being involved in both farming and mining industries. He loved all his family and friends who came into his life over the years and truly enjoyed getting to know everyone-"I was blessed to have a great life". Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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