May 12, 1935 – February 4, 2014

Barr, Dr. James – With great sorrow, the family of Jim Barr announce his passing on Tuesday, February 4th, in his 79th year, after a courageous struggle with serious illness. He is greatly missed by Lavinia (Vin), his wife and best friend of almost 52 years, and by his sons Alan, Colin (Jennifer), and daughter Katherine (Colin). Also missed by grandchildren Carolyn, James, Gavin, and Madelyn, brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Janne White and family, the Simons family, cousin Jack Reid, and many other family and friends in Canada, England, Australia, and United States, including from Mohawk College, St. Mark’s United Church, the Second Wind recorder group, St. Joseph’s Estates, and Probus Club.  Special thanks to Dr. Bev and staff at St. Peter’s Hospital, for their care and kindness in the last month, and to Dr. Susan Goodwin.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends will be received by the family, on Thursday, February 27th from 7-9 p.m. at ST. MARK’S UNITED CHURCH, 1 Lyndale Dr. Dundas, where a Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Friday February 28, 2014 at 11 a.m.  Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to. St. Mark’s United Church kitchen renovation fund, or to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation.