Obituaries & Death Notices
Published:Oct 03, 2017
Event Date:Sep 22, 2017
KORY, Barry It is with heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Barry "The Legend" Kory. Barry passed away on September 22, travelling with family in BC. Barry was born the youngest of three siblings on October 10, 1946. A free spirit with a heart of gold, Barry graduated in 1967 from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Soon thereafter, Barry met his first wife Valerie Alston, and the two had daughter Emily. Barry's first career was with Bell Canada starting as a line man, then working for a year in Saudi Arabia training Bell Canada employees and travelling to local regions and southeast Asia. During this time, Barry met his second wife Patricia Neily and had son Patrick. Barry retired from Bell when he was 51. He found his second career and passion as a firefighter as volunteer at Milton Fire Department Station 2 in Campbellville. He quickly transitioned to full-time duty at Central Station in Milton. Barry was incredibly passionate about firefighting, and was often heard saying these were the best years of his life. After the passing of his second wife Patricia, Barry met his new partner in crime, Caryl Phillips. Together these two shared nearly a decade of incredible laughs and adventures, never turning away from a fun and active event. They were a perfect match. Barry was incredibly active in the community, volunteering for parades, fire prevention events or any public function with which he could be involved. He truly loved his community and just wanted to make a difference. Retiring from the fire department at age 66, Barry - the ever active soul - continued to stay busy working at a local Toyota dealership as a shuttle driver, and driving for Uber. He also started and ran a small business named Snug as a Bug, which provided safe and secure child car seat installations around the Halton Region. Barry was also huge CFL fan, particularly the Hamilton Tiger Cats. He went to every Ticats game to cheer them on, often seen wearing a tailored houndstooth yellow and black suit, the Ticats colours. Barry was the embodiment of positivism and had a "live for the now" attitude. He was that guy who could go anywhere and someone would recognize him and have a laugh. Barry leaves behind his two siblings, Linda Shembri and Denis Kory, and partner Caryl Phillips. He is survived by his children, Patrick Kory (Kristina) and Emily Walsh, and grandkids, Olivia Kory, and Riley and Leah Walsh. He will be extremely missed and never forgotten. Barry's Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 5th at the Milton Fire Department Headquarters, 610 Savoline Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations to Oakville Milton Humane Society would be appreciated.
Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Milton Canadian Champion
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