66, Sydney

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Brian Gregory Barrington on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born in New Waterford, he was the son of the late Dick and Winifred Barrington and Arnold ‘Ham’ and Gloria MacEachern.

Brian was a member of Local 56 Sheet Metal Workers and active member of the Ashby Legion, Branch 138.

He was a sheet metal worker for 47 years and was a long time employee of Barrington & Vokey and then Lynk Electric.

Brian had many passions over the years, but his biggest love was spending his summers at the Mira Water Park with his Mira family and never missed men beer bingo.

Brian is survived by his loving spouse, Maureen (Hayes) Boudreau and children, Pat Boudreau (Ashley), Courtney Boudreau (Dave), Tom Hawco (Roxanne) and Paulie; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and his name sake, Brian Gregory LeBlanc. Brian is also survived by his siblings, Bobby Barrington (Thelma), Charlie, Margaret, Kevin MacEachern (Laurie), Lawrence MacEachern (Sheila) and Jean Dalton; sister in-law, Sophie; as well several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his furry friend, Gizzmo.

Besides his parents, Brian was predeceased by his first spouse, Mary (Curran) Hawco and siblings, Walter, Earl, Edgar Barrington, Bernard and Jim MacEachern and Trudy Penney.

Visitation for the late Brian Gregory Barrington will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will take place at the Ashby Legion, Branch 138. A private family interment will be held at ‘New’ Calvary Cemetery, Whitney Pier, at a later date.

Donations in memory of Brian may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, friendship leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Send an online condolence.


                        Online Condolences

Very sorry for your loss. Our condolences go out to all the Barrington’s and all family and friends of Brian.
From:  Helen Szucs (Rozicki)

With our deepest sympathy to all family members and friends.Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
From:  Raymond, Kathleen Thomas & Family

So sad to hear about Brian, a great loss, condolences to all his family and friends, RIP Brian.
From:  Sookie LeBlanc

This was a complete shock to me for I’ve known Brian ‘Crackers’ since back in the in the 60’s, we hung around together, him, I and Pat LeBlanc, we were known as the three Musketeers.  The Barringtons were my second family.  Bobby, I don’t have any words to explain how I feel, you were and still are family to me I’m just without words right now and that’s not normally me, but I don’t know what to tell you….um….I’ll miss him so much.   God bless all of you and I’m so sorry for your loss.  All my love; Lionel and Linda Hirsch, you’re Jewish son and daughter.  I’m so sorry again, Lionel….peace be with all of you if it is possable. I love all of you and will forever bless you all!
From:  Lionel Hirsch

Our thoughts & prayers are with you today.  God bless you at this difficult time.  Brian was well liked from the conversations we hear from his many friends.
God Bless; Ray & Joan Boudreau

With sincere sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:  Mr. and Mrs. Herbie and Loyola Thomas & Family

So sorry to hear about Brian’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From:  Cheryl and Jimmy MacDonald (MacNeil)

Maureen I just want to send my condolences on Brian’s passing, sorry for your loss.
From:  Marlene Miles

Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one.
From:  Ruth McGrath

Very sorry for your heartfelt loss. Bian was a loving, patient and understanding man. He will be truly missed. Maureen, We wish we could be there to support you during this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Debbie Ferris and Bob Hewitt

Charlie I am so sorry to read of the loss of your brother. My sincere condolences. From:  Anastasia Sweeney

I am shocked to learn of BRIAN’S passing. BRIAN and I were great friends when we were younger.  BRIAN was best man at my wedding…I have only fond memories of our friendship.  BRIAN…I am saddened and I wish only for your family and friends to find the strength during this very trying time.
From:  Allie MacInnis

So sorry for your loss,our deepest sympathy.
From:  Gordon Sandra Skinner