Visitation

2-4 and 7-9 pm Sunday at Harris Funeral Home

Service

A celebration of his life will be held at Highland Country Club on Monday, October 28 from 2-5 pm with Remembrances at 2:30 pm.

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Donations

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Canadian Blood Services would be gratefully acknowledged. Please remit directly to the charity, address and link below. Complete and send the form on this page to notify family of your contribution.

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Robert Barr

Death Notice

BARR, Robert - Suddenly while vacationing in Kelowna, B.C., Dr. Robert Murray Barr of London on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in his 74th year. Beloved husband for 53 years of Mary Barr, nee Turnbull. Loving father of David and his partner Jolene, Richard and his wife Laura, all of London, Catherine and her husband Dale of Aylmer. Dear Papa of Megan, Andrew, Jameson, Lauren, Spencer, Michael, and Nolan. Brother of Hugh and his wife Cathy, Lynn and her husband Bob McMaster, David and his wife Linda and brother-in-law of Ann and her husband John Brush. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ruth and Murray Barr. Dr. Barr enjoyed a distinguished, 40 year career, retiring 2 years ago as a Professor of Medicine. In this time, he accepted a series of administrative appointments including Director of Post Graduate Medicine and Assistant Dean of Post Graduate Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. His training was ideal for combining leadership roles in both clinical hematology and laboratory medicine. He also served as the Medical Director for the London Centre Canadian Red Cross Transfusion Service for 35 years. Dr. Barr is fondly remembered by many as a physician that spent time at a patient's bedside and as an excellent teacher. Bob particularly enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cottages, as well as gardening and travelling with Mary. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A celebration of his life will be held at Highland Country Club on Monday, October 28 from 2-5 pm with Remembrances at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Canadian Blood Services would be gratefully acknowledged.