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It is with great sadness that the family of Barry Claire Davey announces his passing the evening of January 16, 2022 at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.  Barry was born August 22, 1940 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, first son of Gordon and Rowena Davey and grandson of F.J. and Edith Davey.  This is where he spent his early years with his brother Dennis and sister Elaine.  Following high school at Sault Collegiate Barry attended Michigan College of Mining and Technology where he received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in June, 1963.  He met and married his wife Emma on June 20, 1964 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Their happy marriage lasted over 57 years.

Barry is survived by his wife Emma, his son Gordon (Dawn), daughters Kristin (Wayne) Tordon, Pamela (James) Sarafinus and Jackie (Jason) Rawn.  Missing him are the joys of his life, his grandchildren Justin (Amanda), Logan (Fiance Allison), Conner, Megan (Fiance Borden), Morgan, Jessica and Harrison.  He was also graced with three great-granddaughters, Malieah, Ember and Everly-Lynn. He was always quick to talk about his family and what they were doing and very proud of the people they had become.

Barry also leaves behind his brother Dennis (Laureen) and their daughters Debbie (Charlie) Heider, Cathy (Nick) Kane and Stephanie (Steve) Marta, his sister Elaine (Austin) MacKay and their children Michael (Cindy), Kevin, Linda (Rob) Coe, and Derek (Gisele) and many great nieces and nephews.

Barry had a long and productive career that spanned more than five decades.  From electrical engineering to mining and government ministries, he settled on Health and Safety as his passion.  He worked for multiple companies improving or developing their safety protocols and making many workplaces a better place to be.  His career in safety was a global one and while he travelled across Canada he also consulted in Mexico, Trinidad Tobago, and Dubai.  From safety harnesses to seat belts, WHMIS to Transportation of dangerous goods, no detail was too large or too small to attract his attention if he could make it safer for the workers in the field.

Barry was a proud Freemason for over fifty years, a love inspired by his father and the Masonic history on his mother’s side. His true passion was being a Shriner and working whenever he could for the children needing the services of Shriners’ Hospitals.  Barry would never pass on an opportunity to put on his Fez and proudly proclaim he was a Noble of the Shrine.  His last days before being admitted to hospital were spent volunteering at a casino, a major fundraiser for the great work that the Shrine does.

Barry will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew him.  His final wish would be that anyone wishing to send condolences consider donating to Shriners Hospital for Children in lieu of flowers. Ways to Donate - Calgary Shriners (

Barry’s family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses, doctors and other staff from Oilfields, Rockyview and Foothills Hospitals who cared for him and his family in his final days.  A Memorial service will be announced at a future date.