Surrounded by the love of his family in a place of compassion Barry Roland Helmer, 67 years passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Maison McCulloch Hospice. Beloved husband of 42 years to Paula (Wahamaa) Helmer. Loving father of Derek (Angela) and Ashley Helmer (Craig Bittle). Born in Whitney, ON he was the son of the late Roland and Bernice Helmer. Dear brother of Joan Armstrong (William) and brother-in-law of Leanna Malenfant (Al) both predeceased, Susan Kivioja (Al), Kathryn Wahamaa (Tony Rees) and Warren Wahamaa. Special uncle of Krista (predeceased), Kristopher, Kara, Kelly (Rob), Leo (Yuko), Jesse (Harumi) and Joey (predeceased). Barry was a very well known and respected travelling account manager throughout the Northern Ontario region for nearly 40 years and a long-time member of the UTC. He loved to travel and enjoyed new food and dining experiences. Barry leaves a rich legacy of a loving husband, father and family man who enjoyed spending his time outdoors. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. In keeping with his wishes there will be no visitation, a Celebration of Barry’s life will take place in the Spring. Donations to the Maison McCulloch Hospice would be greatly appreciated.