Whitney Pier

It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of Wayne Bernard Barrington, age 61, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Born in Sydney, Wayne was the son of the late Walter and Vonnie (Trainer) Barrington.

Nobody could tell a story like Wayne and most of them started with “Me and Greg”. He was always proud to be a guy from “The Pier”. Wayne enjoyed the simple things in life; a cold beer, a BBQ on his back deck overlooking the mouth of Sydney Harbour and times spent with his friends on Starr Court. Wayne loved to share many memories of his summers in Margaree and his yearly trips there with Greg and Donnie, in memory of Rob Jessome.

A dedicated Montreal Canadians fan he treasured cheering them on to the Stanley Cup finals this year. He is remembered by many as a car parts counter man at Atlas and B & T Battery. Wayne will be missed by all who knew him.

Wayne is survived by his wife and soulmate, Helen (Dicks); children and pride of his life, daughter, Lacey and son, Colin, both in Edmonton. He also leaves behind siblings, Raylene (Steve), David (Lynn) and Paul (Sandy); mother-in-law, Theresa Dicks ‘Nanny Theresa’; in-laws, Wanda and Ed Fedora and their children, Chris and Amy, Colleen Dicks and her sons, Nick and Tomas; as well as lifelong friends, Greg and Brenda Young and Donnie Moore.

Besides his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Debbie MacDonald Barrington; special niece, Michelle Barrington and father-in-law, Harold Dicks.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation for the late Wayne Barrington. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Wayne may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Cape Breton – Whitney Pier or a charity of your choice.

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

Online Condolences

Helen, we were saddened to hear of his sudden passing, our hearts go out to you and yours
Theresa and Phil Belliveau

So sorry for your lose. Wayne was a great person and always with a smile on his face and a funny story to tell. We spent many great summers in Whale Cove with the Barrington family, great times. Will miss you buddy. RIP
Kim and Albert Harriet

So sorry to hear of the passing of Wayne.
From:  Kathy O’ROURKE

Helen and family, we are so sorry for you’re loss thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time our deepest condolences RIP Wayne, Marlene and Deryck Abbass
From:  Marlene Abbass

So sorry for your loss…heartfelt condolences sent to family and friends… RIP Wayne
From:  Cathy Campbell (Fewer)

Dear Helen and family, my sincerest condolences on your great loss. You probably don’t remember me, but I am a cousin of Harold and Theresa’s . So sorry,,God Bless
From:  Mary Lou Florian

Helen and family, we were saddened to read of Wayne’s passing. He will be missed by all who knew him.
We are thinking of you at this difficult time and keeping you in our prayers.
From:  Margie Alteen & Eileen Cook

Helen and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
From:  Shelley Baker and Gary Baker

Lacey and Colin our deepest sympathy.
From:  James, Susan and Amanda Berrigan