Barry Henry Eckstein, age 83, of Stratford, passed away peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre-Victoria Campus with his family at his side on Sunday September 26, 2021.
Barry is survived by his wife Brenda (nee Riehl) and their daughter Dana Eckstein and Jason Smith and their son Troy Eckstein and his wife Tory who are parents of his grandchildren Ethan and Claudia Eckstein. Barry will be remembered by the Eckstein family and his many Riehl in-laws and nieces and nephews.
Barry was predeceased by his parents Henry and Cora Eckstein and his brother Donald and wife Katherine. Barry was a public-school teacher for 35 years, starting in a one room school in Maplewood, moving to King Lear and retiring from Central Perth.
He played football, softball, tennis, golf and hockey. Barry enjoyed watching all sports on television. His greatest pleasure was watching his two grandchildren playing their sport of choice.
Barry had endless praise for the doctors and staff at Stratford General Hospital and at Victoria Hospital in London.
Cremation has taken place. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Stratford YMCA Youth Programs www.thisisy.ca/donate or (Please make cheques payable to The YMCA of Three Rivers ) through the funeral home. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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