Remembering Barry Schryburt

It is with profound sadness, we announce the passing of Barry Wayne Schryburt. Barry was born on March 17, 1960 and was 63 years old at the time of his passing. He was born in St.John’s Newfoundland and loved all time he spent there. Barry always longed to return to his place of birth, as it held a special place in his heart. Barry Wayne Schryburt passed away on November 13, 2023, at Kingston General Hospital,  after a long battle with illness. He was predeceased by his beloved Mother and Father , Eileen and Wayne Schryburt. Barry leaves behind his grief stricken wife of 24 years, Jane Schryburt.  Continuing on his life legacy are his three children,  Amanda Schryburt,  Barry Schryburt  and Holly Schryburt. He also leaves behind his stepdaughter Margret Brunke. He was loved dearly by his grandchildren, Alexander Harvey, Isabelle Harvey and Nolan Harvey. Also his step grandchild Mason and newest addition Mason. Barry was the oldest of five siblings who he loved immensely,  Rick Schryburt, Kenneth Schryburt,  Bobby Schryburt and Jacqueline Schryburt.  Also left to mourn him are his many Aunts, Uncles and cousins, including his cousins David and Wayne Rodgers who held a piece of Barry’s heart. Lastly his dog Buster. 

Barry served time in his younger years in the Canadian Armed Forces,  then continued on to obtain his chef papers. He was a very talented chef. Barry spent over 20 years working and retiring from Kingston Penitentiary.  He touched many co- workers lives throughout his years of hard work. Making a lasting impression on everyone he came into contact with. Barry was a loving, caring husband, father and friend. He was always the loudest fog horn in the room. Barry possessed the greatest sense of humor,  able to lighten up the heaviest,  darkest situation.  Barry loved to camp and spent over 20 years at his favorite place , POLLYWOG LAKE. Swimming with the fish and turtles, his children and grandchildren, his trailer was truly his happy spot in life. In recent years he enjoyed a good coffee with his brother Ken, watching the trains come in and out of the station.  Barry was a religious man with a strong faith in Jesus Christ. He always made sure to call and raise the moral of family and friends, he truly cared for others more then he cared for himself.  Although Barry’s life was cut short, his impact on this world was immeasurable.  In the parting words of Barry Wayne Schryburt  ” It is what, it is, carry on and drive the body and NEVER SURRENDER!” Life will never be the same without him, but we will carry on in his name and memory with the same love, kindness and strength that Barry possessed.  His absence is like the sky, spread over everything. To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.

“When we die,” asked Rabbit, “where do we go?” “Into the hearts of those who have loved us most.” Said Bear. ” That way we’re together forever. “

At this time there will be no service as to Barry’s wishes. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Barry’s name to the Diabetes Association of Canada and the Canadian Autism Society. 


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