In Memory of

Mary Barr



Due to Pandemic Protocols a Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date when we can once again gather together safely. Please check back to this webpage as details become available.

Barr MaryBarr: Mary Mowat,
1931 – 2021
Peacefully passed away from Alzheimers surrounded by her family at Sherwood Court Long Term Care January 27. Loving wife of the late George. Dear mother of George (Nicci) and Elaine. Proud Grandma of Carrie and Alex (Katie). Predeceased by her sister Jean (Jimmy ) Greer and brothers Charlie(Effie), Ricky(Margaret) and Sandy(Joan) Robertson. Lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Sadie (Andy) Mason, Ethel (late Rolf) Kotke, and her many nieces , nephews and extended family in Canada and the U.K.

Heartfelt thank you to the entire Nobles Court Staff for their loving care over the past almost five years. Special thanks to Tess for her thoughtfulness in making Mary comfortable, surrounding her with her favourite, colourful stuffed animals and throws and sharing stories about her with us making a difficult time a little easier.

Deep appreciation to the family members of the other residents in Nobles Court. You made it a truly supportive community and often stopped by for a visit with Mary or offered her a cheery ‘hello’ and always watched out for her when you were there visiting your own loved ones.

We would also like to express our great respect to the entire staff at Sherwood Court for your efforts in keeping residents safe through this past very difficult year. If you wish, donations to the Alzheimer Society of York Region would be appreciated.

Due to Covid-19 a celebration of Mary’s life may be held at a later date.   Condolensces may be left for the family at


Do Not Ask Me To Remember
Do not ask me to remember.
Don’t try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you’re with me.
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I’m confused beyond your concept.
I am sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me.
Do not scold or curse or cry.
I can’t help the way I’m acting,
Can’t be different though I try.

Just remember that I need you,
That the best of me is gone.
Please don’t fail to stand beside me,
Love me ‘til my life is done.
–Owen Darnell

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Memorial Tribute

“Mary Barr”
  1. Barb and Rick Boulter wrote:

    Wishing you many fond memories of your Mom to help comfort you all in the days to come. Love Barb and Rick Boulter

  2. Mark Summers wrote:

    Dear George and Nicci, I’m sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May the memories of her life comfort you now and in the future. Mark

  3. Gloria and Scott Duckworth wrote:

    Elaine and Carrie, What a beautiful poem you have posted. Your Mom was a lucky woman to have you as a daughter Elaine. You represent the best of her! Thinking of you always.

  4. Mary Di Venosa wrote:

    Elaine & Carrie, My deepest condolences to you. May you cherish all the wonderful memories of your mom. Just know she is not alone and no longer suffering. Elaine, you should be so proud knowing that you were always there for your mom even with the toughest of times and did all you can for her. She has joined your dad to live a peaceful life.

  5. Libby wrote:

    Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies and so kind. I remember one day last year out of nowhere she looked at me and said…”you look beautiful” Those three words just made my day. We built a separate family at Sherwood court and she will be terribly missed by everyone. Cherish all the memories and rest now knowing you did everything you could for her as she was blessed to have you as a daughter.

  6. Ceri and Viola Stephens wrote:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies at this moment of sadness and grief

  7. John & Diane Harrett wrote:

    The Barr Family

    Our sincere condolences on your loss of a loved mother and grandmother.

  8. Allan Graham wrote:

    It is with profound sadness to hear of the passing of Mary. My earliest memories of the Barr family are back in my teens, when I worked at Centennial Pool in Richmond Hill with George and Nicci and whenever we were at the Barr residence, George Sr. and Mary treated me so warmly and it was such a pleasure to visit there. The Graham family and the Barrs have remained friends these many years and wish to extend our sincere condolences for their loss. May God’s many blessings shine on Mary at this difficult time. Chris and Allan Graham.

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