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PELLAND, Barrie Robert Joseph

PELLAND, Barrie Robert Joseph

November 13, 1941 - October 30, 2023

Barrie was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba in 1941, where he grew up with his two sisters and two brothers before they moved west to McLennan, Alberta. He married Mariette (née van den Elzen) in 1963 and started work as a sheet metal mechanic before going back to school to study Medicine at the University of Alberta, graduating in 1974. Barrie dedicated most of his career as a Physician to serving the people of McLennan and the surrounding communities.

Barrie and Mariette loved travelling locally and abroad, and on a road trip back from the West Coast, came across the beautiful Okanagan Lake and valley. Return visits with others started the strong connection to the Okanagan for their families on both sides. They came to live in Kelowna, BC when Barrie retired from Medicine, as it was the perfect backdrop for Barrie's passions as an avid boater, fisherman, and golfer. Barrie's retirement also included regular travel to Mexico and Europe, with a special fondness for Holland, his wife's homeland.

Barrie is remembered by his wife Mariette; daughters Karen (Brett) and Jennifer (Peter); daughter-in-law Amanda (Rob d. 2018); and six grandchildren; as well as extended family members and friends.

A private memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Climate Reality Project, www.climatereality.ca, or The David Suzuki Foundation, davidsuzuki.org.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be sent to the family by visiting his obituary page at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/pelland-barrie-robert-joseph/
Condolence Messages
  • Dec 24, 2023
    Great memories of you always happy and fun to be around - Dad and Chris smith
  • Nov 08, 2023
    Karen and family - I am saddened to hear of the loss of your dad - I remember meeting your parents many years ago ! The room was always full of laughter when all gathered . Sending love and light to you all. - Heike Mackriss
  • Nov 07, 2023
    There once was a Doc from St. Boniface

    who could recite poetry with much class,

    A good golfer was he, much better than we!

    ........And much missed he will be.

    Our condolences to Barry's family.

    Grant & Valerie Strachan - [email protected]
  • Nov 06, 2023
    My deepest condolences to Marietta and family. Barry was always a cheerful figure at the golf course . He will be. Missed - Linda Downard
  • Nov 06, 2023
    Our lives will never be the same, with Barry gone. He was a wonderful man and great friend. Sending our sincere sympathy to his lovely family. Smokey & Marjie - Smokey & Marjie MacLean
  • Nov 04, 2023
    My condolences to Mariette and family. I met Barrie at the Yacht Club long ago, and we have had lots of really great conversations over the years. Barrie was very bright but with humor and humility. When I saw his Obituary I felt a real loss. R.I.P. Barry. - Michael Fredrickson
  • Nov 04, 2023
    sincerest condolences to Mariette and family--we cherish the memories of all the golf games--jokes and good times spent with Barrie - Ruby & Bud Lowe
  • Nov 04, 2023
    I met Barrie at the golf course . What a nice man he was ,lots of funny stories he told to us old guys there . He will be missed by many . RIP Barrie . - Bill Morrison - Bill Morrison
  • Nov 04, 2023
    Mariette and family...sincere condolences to you all . Many a good laugh was had with Barry at Michaelbrook Golf course. He always had a good story for us all. May all your good memories get you through this sad time. - Doreen & John Jack
  • Nov 04, 2023
    I’m so saddened to hear this news. I will never forget meeting up with you, Mariette and the twins on the lake when you were fishing and thinking it was so fascinating. Rest in Peace Great Uncle Barrie, you will be greatly missed by many. You made the world a better place with everything you did. - Kaylee Van Den Elzen
  • Nov 04, 2023
    Sending my deepest condolences to the Pelland family. Barrie was always very good to me and my daughter's and was so much fun to be around. May all your memories carry you through the grief. I am so sorry. - Lynn Gotro
  • Nov 04, 2023
    So Sorry to hear of the loss of Barry we golfed with him many many times and went for dinner RiP Barry mike and Bernice Boutin

    - b boutin
  • Nov 04, 2023
    We have many fond memories of golfing with Barrie at michaelbrook. Condolences to all his family I know he will be missed. - Bill and Irma Sutherland
  • Nov 03, 2023
    My thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories. Terry - Terry Sinclair-Thomson
  • Nov 03, 2023
    We have many fond memories of Barrie he was a joy to be around at Michaelbrook ,golf course condolences to his family he will be missed. Tom and betty stanbrook - Tom and betty stanbrook
  • Nov 03, 2023
    I will never forget World's Greatest Uncle and all the great times we had together. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Linda - Linda Van Den Elzen