Requiescat in Pace – The Rev. Canon Barry Bear

From the Family:
Shari Bear-Sinclair is with Jacinta Bear and 4 others.

“On behalf of the Bear Family, It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our dad, Barry Bear at 2:15 this morning. Dad got to say his goodbyes for the last couple of days to his family and passed away peacefully with our loving mom who never left his side. Our dad loved it when people came to the hospital window to say their prayers and goodbyes. He fought hard to stay as long as he could but he knew it was his time to be at peace.Our family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. A huge thank you from the bottom of our heart to the Percy E. Moore nurses and staff for their love and caring support of dad making it as comfortable as it could be, you truly made this difficult time a lot easier for us.”

From the Diocese of Rupert’s Land:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with deep sorrow, and firm hope of the resurrection to eternal life, that I announce to you the death of the The Rev’d Canon Barry Bear, [early] this morning. Archdeacon Mawejje has provided pastoral support these past days for Barry, Freda and family.

Please continue to hold Freda, and all whom Barry loved, and the Peguis First Nation Community in prayer.


The Ven. Simon Blaikie
Executive Archdeacon
Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land