Posted: June 7th, 2013

May 26, 1940 ~ May 31, 2013
On Friday May 31st, 2013, Barry Gail Bunnage passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, at the age of 73 years with his family at his side. Barry was blessed with a very large family. He was predeceased by his parents, Alvin and Faye Bunnage. Left to cherish his memory is his partner and love of his life, Lorna Campbell; children, Corbin (Candace) Bunnage, Cameron (Jane) Bunnage, Chantelle (Victor) Bustamante, Brett Bunnage, Chandra (Nick) Mugford, Angie (Ted) Anton, Becky (Kevin) Malica and Tyler (Erin) Schlepp; grandchildren, Tera (Matt), Katie, Austin, Brittany, Easton, Casaya, Logan, Madison, Victor Jr., Mercedez, Cody, Skyler, Isaiah, Achiel, Jorja and Sawyer; great-grandchildren, Hanna, Piper and Ailyn; brother, Blaine (Sheila) Bunnage as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Barry was born in Cardston, Alberta on May 26, 1940. On December 3, 1959 he joined the Queen¹s Own Rifles and proudly served the country he loved. Upon his discharge he began his career in the automotive industry. Barry and Lorna have had the privilege of great friends and many fun times over the years and made wonderful memories while camping, fishing, golfing and playing bones. Together, they have watched their family grow and he particularly enjoyed the grand kids as they knew how to make him laugh. He always looked forward to ³Family Rebellions² so he could stay connected to his hometown and family. Barry had a rich life full of love and laughter. He found the good in all experiences, accepted people for who they were, taught respect and taught honour. He was always excited to share his stories and a good laugh and raise spirits of those around him. He was thankful for the people and things in his life. Even in his final moments, he was able to say ³I¹m sure gonna miss a lot of people!² To an amazing man, this is not good-bye; it is farewell until we meet again. A graveside service will be held at the Hill Spring Cemetery in Hill Spring Alberta on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm. A celebration of Barry¹s life will also be held on Friday June 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm in the Lancaster Room at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #17, 702 – 2 Street S.E., in Medicine Hat. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be sent directly to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, 702 – 2 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, AB. T1A 0E1. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com <http://www.cooksouthland.com> ) Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13 Street S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Toll free 1-877-528-6455.

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