Krause, Barry

Barry passed away at age 87 in peace Monday morning on April 17th, 2023 after a weekend courageously battling his illness. He had wonderful medical support from all the staff at Health Sciences North, along with wife Pat and family at his side throughout the weekend … and … at the end with everyone holding his hands and communicating via phone re-assuring him that we will all be ok … and especially that Pat and his puppy bulldog Lola will be looked after.

Barry was pre-deceased by his parents Len and Hazel and leaves behind his wife Pat; sister Marylou; sons Jeff, Rob, and Ken; Jeff and Dianne’s sons Brian and Gavin; and Ken and Erin’s children Emma, Roland and Lily. 

Barry had an amazing journey through life centered around his 64+ year marriage to the love of his life Pat, and their children, children’s partners, and grandchildren along with our family of bulldogs (Bingo, Samson, Delilah, Willow, Charlie and new puppy as of November… Lola). Barry met his love of his life Pat through his beloved mother Hazel’s passion for figure skating as they were both members at the same club. 

Barry attended University of Toronto achieving a Bachelor of Engineering Physics and then a Master’s Degree in Geophysics and worked his entire career at INCO progressing through many periods out in remote exploration camps through to senior management in exploration. Remarkably, along the way this included in January 1966 Pat and Barry taking their three sons aged 1 through 6 off to began as a 6-month assignment to a 6+ year adventure in Kalgoorlie and Perth Australia.  In that same time frame, they took the family around the world twice!

After roaming Northern Ontario and Australia in many homes between 1959 and 1972 …. In 1972 the family settled into the home they are in now in Sudbury where they are surrounded by an amazing community of neighbours who love and care for them.  

Through his career Barry made many life-long friends at work.  

Barry retired and he and Pat had a remarkable retirement for over 30 years together centered on exploring North America in their RV.  Throughout their life and retirement, they hosted their grandchildren many times at their home, RV and cottages including flights to meet them in the USA.

Barry passionately supported every interest his sons pursued including learning how to sail to be a crew for Jeff first, and then Ken in competitive sailing and both teams achieved considerable success both at Ontario, National, and World Championship levels including towing a boat with our whole family out to Vancouver for a National Championship. In addition he took on being Commodore of the Sudbury Yacht Club, was a board member at Lively Golf Club, and had leadership roles in the Lo-Ellen playground association (hockey) and coaching his sons and other volunteering.

Other passions he shared with Pat included being very active in golf at Lively, Pine Grove and Stone Hill; and they are accomplished bridge players at Sudbury Bridge Club and Barry is a Life Master.

There will be no services or visitation. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life, date to be determined.

Pat and Barry believe strongly in directly supporting the local community and request any gifts or donations please be made in Barry’s memory to the important services that Blue Door Soup Kitchen or the Sudbury Food Bank provide. or


15 Condolences

  1. Pat and Family – I was shocked and saddened to see Barry’s Obituary. Your family and mine go back to the early 60’s in Cochrane. We had young children in common and became good friends to this day. I began visiting your home in Sudbury each summer-lots of fun golfing, playing bridge and going for walks. I was welcomed warmly on these visits but not by whatever bull dog you had at the time – I think he felt I was getting too much attention. I am thinking of all of your family now at this sad time and want you to know I am here for you. We will keep in touch, Pat -sending all my love and hugs.

    By: Joyce Boston
    April 27, 2023
  2. Dear Mrs. Krause, Jeff, Rob, Ken and family. So sorry to hear of Mr. Krause’s passing. I will always think of him walking the dogs with Mrs. Krause with great fondness. It was always a such a pleasure to see and speak with them and the memories bring a smile to my face. Truly such a gentleman. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    By: Rosie Horne
    April 26, 2023
  3. Dear Pat & has been so long since we’ve been in touch but know that Bob & I have good memories of fun times spent with your family & Anne & Harry Pentney’s gang..not to forget you had bulldogs even then.
    We were sorry to read of Barry’s death but so good to read of your amazing & very active lives.
    Glad you will be supported by family & friends…during this very sad time.
    Bob & Bobbi Armstrong

    By: Bob & Bobbi Armstrong
    April 25, 2023
  4. So sorry Pat, Jeff, Rob and Ken to hear of the loss of Barry. I was always so thankful for Pat and Barry’s support as a young, novice music teacher at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary. Their enthusiasm in their boys’ participation in the music program was so appreciated as well as the boys’ talent. They always took the time for a lengthy conversation when we crossed paths in the neighbourhood – usually with a bulldog at their side. Barry’s passing is a true loss. My thoughts are with you. (Take care of that new puppy).
    Bev LaPierre

    By: Beverley LaPierre
    April 24, 2023
  5. Pat and family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Many fine memories come to mind as we contemplate times gone by. What a wonderful, adventurous life you had with your dad, Barry, at the helm.

    By: elaine and bill horne and family
    April 23, 2023
  6. Pat and family – my sincere condolences. I always enjoyed playing bridge with you and Barry, who was a lovely gentleman.
    Cheryl Mahaffy

    By: Cheryl Mahaffy
    April 22, 2023
  7. Dear Pat and Family. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you at this sad time. Barry will certainly be missed in the neighbourhood. I hope that the caring of others will bring you comfort.

    April 22, 2023
  8. Sincere condolences to you Pat & family.
    Extremely sorry for your loss.

    By: Diane Duchesne
    April 21, 2023
  9. Dearest Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family. Love, Gita

    By: Gita
    April 21, 2023
  10. My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Pat. It’s been many many years since our Celiac Meetings, but I have always held you and Barry fondly in my heart. What a heartfelt memorial you have written for Barry and your family. I’m sure you are treasuring all the great experiences and fun time you all had as a family. We carry them in our hearts as they walk beside us. The love stays. I will be thinking of you and saying a special prayer for you and your family.

    By: Valerie and Mike Leclair
    April 21, 2023
  11. Dear Pat and family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Barry….he will be greatly missed in the neighbourhood. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand.
    Lois Armstrong

    By: Lois Armstrong
    April 20, 2023
  12. To Pat, Jeff, Rob and Ken and your families we extend our heartfelt condolences at the time of your loss of Barry. We remember the good times of sailing at the Sudbury Yacht Club with Jeff and Ken and the adventure-filled regattas across Canada. We also shared your interest and support of STC and Rob’s involvement there. We always thought of life as a sailboat approaching the horizon at sunset – out of sight but still in our hearts and minds.
    Farewell, Barry.
    Barb and Gary Koop

    By: Barb and Gary Koop
    April 20, 2023
  13. Pat and family, my thoughts and condolences are with you.

    By: Faye Oliver
    April 20, 2023
  14. So very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing Pat. Thinking of you and your family. I always enjoyed playing bridge with you and Barry and I know that my mother enjoyed your company on many occasions as well. Sending lots of hugs your way.

    Sharon Wicklander

    By: Sharon Wicklander
    April 20, 2023
  15. Pat and family, we wish to convey our deepest sympathy at Barry’s passing. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during these dark days. Lots of love Sue and Charles de la Riva

    By: Sue and Charles de la Riva
    April 19, 2023

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