O’Rourke, Barry A.

In loving memory of Barry A. O’Rourke, 87 years, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Maison McCulloch Hospice.

Barry is now reunited with his mother, the late Mary Ellis Peloquin, and sister Carol. He is survived by his wife Norma (nee Silvestri) O’Rourke of 64 years and his loving daughters Kelly (Myles) and Shannon (Gareth). He will be dearly remembered by his grandsons Carey (Rachael), Evan (Annette), Gavin (Erin), and Kieran (Beth). Adoring great grandpa to Everett and Eleanor. Cherished uncle to Scott (Odette) and Mary Beth. Barry will be dearly missed by close friends Tim & Lisa, Al & Josée, and their families. He was a doting grandpup to Oliver (predeceased) and his little buddy Spencer. Barry will be fondly remembered  by many family members and friends. His greatest love and fondest memories were when he was with his family and/or close friends and looked forward to the many gatherings they had together. 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church (1887 Bancroft Dr., Sudbury, ON) on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10:00AM.

A special thank you to the hospice care team at the Maison McCulloch Hospice. Thank you for the dedication to your work and to your patients. Everyone was so warm, caring, and loving.

If desired, donations may be made directly to Maison McCulloch Hospice in Barry’s name and would be appreciated by his family.


6 Condolences

  1. Deepest sympathies from cousin Colleen (Connie) from Vancouver. It has been a while since I have seen Barry but always remember him fondly and thinking of the good times we had. RIP Barry.

    By: Colleen (Connie) O'Rourke
    February 7, 2023
  2. Shannon and Gareth, I am sorry for your loss. Barry seemed like a kind and gentle soul. He will be missed by many.

    By: Ian Stewart
    February 6, 2023
  3. On behalf of all ranks of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Headquarters, please accept our condolences on the recent passing of Barry O’Rourke, a proud member of our Regiment. His name will be added to our Last Post so his Regiment and friends whom he served with will remember his spirit and history.

    Regimental Major
    Maj Cory A.J. Foley, CD

    Regimental Warrant Officer
    WO Gregory G. Davis, CD

    By: RHQ
    February 6, 2023
  4. Condolences to the family from all members of the Edmonton Branch of the PPCLI Association. Once a Patricia Always a Patricia. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remembers him. May he Rest in Peace VP.

    By: Herb Kenny
    February 3, 2023
  5. Deepest condolences to Norma and the family. We curled with Norma and Barry at the former Falconbridge Curling Club. May your happy memories help you through this difficult time. R.I.P. Barry.

    By: Mel & Anne Cecchetto
    February 3, 2023
  6. I never met Barry personally, but had a number of phone conversations with him in the the last few years to pick his brain about the Police Department during his time there. I found him to be a genial and well informed gentleman, and know that he would spend time with many of our retirees over the years at socials and golf tournaments. Many SPA pensioners knew Barry. Condolences to his family.

    By: Stephen Walker
    February 3, 2023

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