Alan Barrie Haigh

Passed Away October 8, 2021
October 13, 2021 12 Condolences Print Obituary

Alan Barrie Haigh passed away peacefully on Friday October 8, 2021 at the age of 84 at Pilgrims Hospice in Edmonton, AB.

Barrie was born on November 11, 1936 in Nipawin, SK. He grew up on the family homestead where he began his lifelong love of the outdoors. Barrie left home at a young age to begin his adventures, of which there were many. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 22and served in the Pinetree Line and in Europe as a Communications Technician. After the military, Barrie used his technical skills as a navigator for both US Navy ships and private shipping companies. He worked as a technician in Canada’s far north in the Defence Early Warning (DEW) line, spending months on the tundra with his work partners.

In early 1969, Barrie met the love of his life Myrtle, in Ottawa, Ont. Myrtle and Barrie were married on June 6th 1969 and enjoyed 52 years together as best friends and adventurers. They were a formidable team. Barrie worked as an electronics technician for many years in several Manitoba and Alberta locations, before moving to Denver, Colorado where he was employed by Time- Warner as a Technical Writer. Following retirement, Barrie and Myrt returned to Edmonton, Alberta. Retirement to Barrie meant working part time at Lowe’s, with his last work day being a month before his passing.

Barrie was a generous, kind man, and made friends quickly wherever he went. He enjoyed telling stories of his many escapades, and had a keen interest in researching family history. Barrie’s two sons, Brian and Norman, and his two grandchildren, Alana and Aaron, along with Myrt, were the centre of his world.

Barrie is survived by his wife, Myrtle, two sons; Brian (Maggie) of Los Angeles, California, Norman (Shannon) of Regina, SK, stepson Todd Fenstermacher of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, two grandchildren: Alana of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Aaron of Fort Saskatchewan Alberta; three step grandchildren Paige, Lane and Parker all of Regina, SK, and one sister Rita (late Fred Wilkins) of Winnipeg, Manitoba as well as numerous extended family members.

Barrie was predeceased by his parents Orville and Marguerite Haigh, and brother Robert Haigh.

Barrie will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pilgrims Hospice Society.

  1. Norm and Family. i am so sorry to hear this sad news. I send my thought and prayers and heartfelt condolences to your family and you, Gods Speed

  2. I worked with Barrie for years as rona then Lowe’s he was such a nice kind hearted man loved his story telling , he will greatly be missed Rest In Peace .

  3. I am so so sorr6y to hear of Barry’s passing. He was a kind and gentle soul and I enjoyed working with him at Rona/Lowes. I will never forget his kindness and calm demeanor. Barry you will be missed immensely!!

  4. We are so sorry for your loss Norm. Your father was a very nice man. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to your whole family.

  5. My wife and I send our condolences to his family and friends. He was such a kind hearted soul. I’ve always loved listening to his stories. He was a delight and positive person to be around.

  6. Sending heartfelt condolences to Barrie’s whole family. I worked with Barrie in the early 1980’s at AGT in Vegreville, AB. He was a very pleasant co-worker, always had kind words & smiling, and as a young wife then myself, I will always remember that he had a clean pressed shirt on everyday! May his warm memories be kept close to your hearts and bring you comfort in the days to come when you miss him the most.

  7. Our deepest condolences to the Haigh family with the loss of Barrie, a man of integrity, leadership to all he was associated with. Barrie will be greatly missed by all who knew and looked forward to working with and being served by him. Rest in peace Barrie, you surely deserve it.

  8. To Myrtle and all the family. We are heartbroken on the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather Barrie. Such a kind gentle man. May he Rest In Peace. Carmelo and Berna Campese.

  9. I was very sorry to here of Barrie’s Passing. I really enjoyed his presence and demeanor. He was a font of knowledge and was always upbeat and welcoming when I passed through Lowes when I worked for Bosch Power Tools. I will always think of this gentle man when I go by that store. God rest your soul.

  10. My deepest condolences to the Haig family,

    Barry was my manager at the AGT/Telus repair shop in Edmonton 1997. I cherish his kindness, his sense of what was right or wrong, integrity and fairness to all in the work place. Most of all his kind gentle soul which made it easy to work for him.

  11. Our deepest condolences.

    Love and prayers, ASPEN HEALTHCARE- St. Albert

  12. My Uncle Barry was a kind and humorous guy. By Humorous, I mean dry humor. The last time I saw him for coffee was about three years ago when he came to visit me and my son who was having cancer surgery in Edmonton. My son and my uncle had the same dry humor and got along so well.

    The thing that I will miss the most is the fact that I always felt that if I ever needed help, he would be the one to call even though we rarely visited. My deepest condolences to his family,

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