Michael “Charlie” Barr, age 74, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Mitchell Nursing Home. Born in Epsom Surrey, England, son of the late Charles and Sheila (Connolly) Barr. Survived by his wife Doreen (Bingham) Barr of 51yrs. Father of Kathy (Trevor) O ‘Neil and Derek (Jacqueline). Grandfather of JoAnna O’Neil (Braydan) and Connor O’Neil. Mike will be fondly remembered by his two sisters; Sharon Vollett and Colleen (Jim) Humphrey and his sisters and brothers-in-law; Judy Bingham, Doug (Christina) Bingham, Doris (Dave) Luna and June (Bill) Walkom along with his many nieces and nephews. Mike was an avid sports fan, loved his favorite team Montreal Canadians, avid golfer always had a straight drive and a member of the McNab Street connection. Mike worked at Coca Cola working as a bottle washer and retired as the General Manager for the Stratford location, as a manager he was famous for his morning inspirational speeches for his employees! Mike loved to share his room temperature beer to the many persons he opened his house to. The family would like to sincerely thank all of Mike’s (Charlie) friends who have supported him through his Parkinson journey. It wasn’t easy for Mike, however he dealt with the disease everyday with full force and true stubbornness to drive on. Mike’s wishes were to be cremated. Besides his parents, Mike was predeceased by a brother-in-law Ken Bingham (2020). A celebration of Mike’s life will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 2-5p.m. at the Army Navy & Air Force Hall, 151 Lorne Ave, East, Stratford. Those wishing to express their sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the YMCA Strong Kids or Rotary Hospice through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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