Barry Oickle
1950 - 2024
Barry Oickle
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday May 29, 2024
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving husband, father, grandfather, Barry James Oickle, of Bridgewater on Friday, May 24, 2024. Born September 26, 1950 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, he was the son of Cecil and Alice (Palmer) Oickle.

Barry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Oickle, daughters Angela (John) Berry, and Heather (Ronnie) Oickle. Also their pride and joy and only grandchild Adam (Anjhili)Berry. He is also survived by sisters Geraldine (David) Whynot, Jean (Robert) Huskins, and Janet (James) Dagley, also several nieces and nephews. Barry was predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Alice Oickle, three infant brothers, and his sister Yvonne (Phillip) Ingram.

Barry was an avid outdoorsman, always enjoying hunting, fishing, four wheeling and it wasn’t uncommon to find him in someone’s yard mowing grass, cutting up firewood or removing snow. He was always willing to help someone in need.

Barry started his working career at the Pepsi bottling plant in Liverpool and later acquired a job at Michelin in Bridgewater. Always a shift worker, he managed to combine work and home life for 30 years, retiring at the age of 53. Throughout his career, he never missed a scheduled shift or an opportunity to work overtime as requested. 13 years after his retirement, someone at Michelin called Barry at home to possibly work overtime?? His name and number still on the call in list. No!, he did not go!!.

Visitation will be held 6-8pm Tuesday, funeral service 11:00am Wednesday, both in R.A. Corkum Funeral Home, Wileville. Reverend Willis Ott Officiating. Interment will be held in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater.

Following the service, there will be a gathering for family and friends at the Italy Cross fire hall, 17722 Hwy 103, for conversation, finger foods and refreshments.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to help fund research for cancer, dementia or the charity of your choice.

On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.corkumfuneralhome.ca