Barrett Book

Barrett Orr Book

Wednesday, June 15th, 1932 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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With heavy hearts and great sadness, we announce the passing of Barrett “Barry” Book on July 21, 2020. Barrett passed peacefully following a long illness and courageous battle with cancer at his home in Kincardine Ontario, surrounded by his immediate and loving family.

Barrett was born in Brantford Ontario. He enjoyed an active and athletic childhood attending Brantford Collegiate Institute, quarterbacking the football team to the Western Ontario Championship, excelling at track and field, and became an avid golfer later in life. He attended the University of Buffalo School of Engineering and spent most of his career with Hauserman Ltd., rising initially from Sales Associate to Canadian Vice President and General Manager.

But Barrett’s greatest asset aside from dedicated husband and father, was his ability to create lasting, meaningful, and lifelong relationships across a wide circle of friends. These dear friends became family, through Barrett’s warm, humorous, and welcoming nature. Friends from his youth, from his home in Mississauga, and from his cottage and eventual home of Inverhuron near Kincardine, found Barrett a joy to be with, bringing happiness and laughter to everyone around him. All who knew Barrett were, and are, so much better for the experience. He would often say how very fortunate he was to have met such wonderful friends who became, with his family, such an important part of his life.

Barrett is predeceased by his devoted parents Lloyd and Ina Book, and his daughter-in-law Diane Book. He is survived by his loving wife Marie Book (née Malcolm), son Barrett Book, daughter Suzanne Book and husband Randy MacArthur, daughter Jennifer Zych and husband Kevin, grandchildren Stephen Book and Lauren Fitzgerald, Johnathan and Allison Book, Jenny Mae and Pierce Britt, Alex Zych, Jake Zych, and Daniel MacArthur, together with two great-grandchildren Ruby Fitzgerald-Book and Rowen Britt.

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Jason Murray, together with VON nurses Laura Elphick and Rachel Elliot for their kind and compassionate care and support of Dad and our family.

Due to the current pandemic, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Donations to the Kincardine and Community Healthcare Foundation can be made through the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home or by calling 519-396-2701 and would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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Scott Alexander

Posted at 12:39pm
Some of my best and favorite memories during my life have been with Barry & Marie, and the book family.
Those memories will never be forgotten .
Deepest Sympathy
Scott Alexander


Ron & Joyce Tout

Posted at 04:50pm
Marie & Family Our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Barry. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Sincerely Ron & Joyce

Marion Kelly

Posted at 08:32pm
Marie and Family, my sincere sympathy in the loss of Barry. Great memories of you both when we were neighbours in Inverhuron. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Hope & Dale MacCrostie

Posted at 08:13pm
Marie and family.
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your husband, father
❤️Hope MacCrostie

Carol Andrew

Posted at 02:50pm
Marie and family - please accept my heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
Sincerely. Carol Andrew.

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