On Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Etobicoke General Hospital, Barry Richard Thorpe, in his 77th year, beloved husband of the late Marlene Thorpe. Cherished father of Melanie Thorpe, Amanda and David Shamess. Devoted grandfather of Jeremy and Nathan Shamess. Dear brother of Judy Smith and predeceased by Kenneth Thorpe, Joan Sinclair, and Lorene Berry.
The family will receive their friends on Saturday morning, March 25 from 10 o’clock until time of memorial service at 11 o’clock.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca).
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com
My grandfather was a kind loving person he loved his music it was very hard to see him go but now we will let him rest in peace
Melanie, Mandy and family. So saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing yesterday afternoon. Barry fought so bravely through his challenges of the last few years. He was so happy with the love and support he always had with you. I was very fortunate to know an amazing couple in Barry and Marlene for decades and have many fond memories of dinners, lunches, telephone conversations and outings together with many others in our “school gang”. We had even shared the same house in Pine Grove (me as a child and them as a young married couple). This is a very difficult time for you but I hope the wonderful memories you have of Dad and Mom and your whole life with them will allow you to find peace that they are together once again.
Doug and Gail Lister
Melanie and Mandy, so very sorry for your’s and your family’s loss. My last chat with your dad was in January. He was updating me on the family and telling me about your Sunday dinners together which he so enjoyed. He was so easy to talk with and wanted to know how our family was doing…..very interested and so thoughtful. Having lost both your mom and dad within a short 2 – 1/2 year span will be so hard. Please know you’re in my prayers. Love Gail
Barb and Laurie
We are so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing -he was such a fine man, and a good neighbour!
Linda De Sario
Melanie and Mandy and Family. My deepest condolences! I was friends with your mom for years and talked to your dad as well. I lived on Ridge Road for years. May you find peace with your many joyful memories over the years! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Linda De Sario and family.
To my best friend Barry for over 6 decades we shared a friendship my kids and yours . Family outings and gatherings . I will truly miss our weekly phone visits however we know you are now in paradise my friend .
Brian and Lindsay McClelland
Sending love and condolences.
Janis & Paul Nelson
So saddened to hear of Barry’s passing. I knew Barry as far back as Woodbridge P.S. Wife Marnie was also a long-time friend from public school. We reconnected here and there over the years and occasionally Barry would call to say hello. Last we spoke was in January of this year. Always a kind and gentle person who spoke proudly of his family and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Jane & Don Chapman
So sorry to read of Barry passing. He & Marlene were school chums at Woodbridge High with us. Lots of great memories to help you through this. Our deepest sympathies.
Jane & Don Chapman
Chris and Sally Andrews
You have our thoughts and understanding if what you are all going through. You will though have lots if great memories to remember him by and there are lots coming in from his friends. We knew them well through high school though Sally knew them earlier.
Gail Dunne and John Radley
Sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Our condolences to the family . We had many good times with Barry and Marlene . Barry and Marlene were such great , loving friends. They both will be missed .
Gail and John
Barry was a good man in every sense of the word. Over many years I would refer to him as one of the most considerate and honest people I ever met.
He will be greatly missed.
Melanie and Mandy,
Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your dad. He was like a second father growing up. Sending you both lots of love and strength.
Carrie and Kevin
Kathy Lindsay & Family
Judy our deepest condolences, to you and your family.
Our prayers are with you at this time.
I know that you and Aunt Marlene are together and sharing that contagious laughter and love.
I remember our visits at Christmas fondly and will carry the memory of you both with me forever. I hope that wherever you are, there is an endless supply of after eight thin mints to make up for the one’s Papa (Jerry Smith) and I would sneakily consume at your home each year. Heaven is a place where you should reach in to that container and not just find empty thin mint wrappers.
Extending big hugs and my deepest condolences.
We love you dearly Uncle Barry.
Extending our deepest Condolences to Melanie, Mandy and entire family.
Barry and Marlene were close friends since school days back in Woodbridge.
Loved those “phone visits” from Barry always positive and calming.
Marlene and Barry thanks for the great memories.
To Melanie and Mandy special thanks for what you have done for your Mom & Dad
Brian Hales & Donna Phinney
Mandy & Melanie and Family
Just wanted to express our deepest condolence to you and your family. It was so nice to get back into contact with you guys recently… One day a a time…
Kerrie & Jim & Jackson Cook
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My deepest condolence to you and your family.
Extending deepest condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. He was a kind and gentle man. We had many good chats. Condolences to Melanie, Amanda, David and all of his family.
Melanie, Mandy and family,
My sincere condolences to all of you at this difficult time. He was a great man and you are all blessed to have such a close caring family who truly took care of each other. May he rest in peace.
To Barry’s family.
Please accept my sincerest condolences at the loss of your Dad. Just recently we spoke and shared our stories with one another.
I was a close high school friend and I am so grateful to have many happy memories of those times. Your Dad has always been a gentle , kind soul and I know that he is with the love of his life again, his Marlene. You can honour him by cherishing the memories you have and by always keeping him close to your heart. Take care of each other.
Our parents (Jack and Ollie McQuay) were close friends with Barry’s. Barry would often tell adventurous stories to entertain us while they were visiting and played catch forever…. I loved that! We are pleased he had such a fulfilling life. Our condolences to his family and friends. Judy Meyer, Sandy McDonald and Lori Rouxel.