On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Stewart (Duddy) Barr, age 98 of Sarnia passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospice. He was the loving husband of the late Carol Barr (1985) and dear father of Bonnie Baas (Cass) and Ron Barr, , grandfather of Kelly Ryan (Jennifer), Blake (Arielle), Amanda Lobb, Tyler Pettman, great-grandfather of Owen, Declan, Jersey, Adalynn, Molly, Bodhi, Griffin and Archer, brother of Bill Barr and Charlotte Sterritt. He was predeceased by his parents Stewart and Jean, his sister Jane, daughter Cheryl Barr, son Tim Barr and his niece Charlene Young. He will be lovingly missed by many nieces and nephews.
Duddy served during WWII with the Royal Canadian Navy on the Corvette HMCS Edmondson. After the war Duddy started work with Silverwoods Dairy and ended working as a Stationary Engineer with Point Edward, Briarwood and Clearwater Arenas the past 30 years before his retirement.
Duddy loved sports and was the Captain of the Sarnia Beavers Lacrosse team which he started with his good buddy Gordie Haddon in 1953. He was the SMAA Lacrosse and Hockey Convenor for 12 years and played football for 3 years with the Sarnia Wanderers. He was inducted into the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame in 1984.
Charitable donation made to St. Joseph’s Hospice www.stjosephshospice.ca or the Sarnia/Lambton Sports Hall of Fame Located in the Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington St., Sarnia, Ontario would be appreciated by the family. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photographs or messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca
“A special thanks to the VON nurses, to the PSW’s Ally, Jade and Jen for all the love and care dad received and to Dr. MacSweeney and the Palliative Care Team.”