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Douglas "Doug" Barrie
Male 1921 - 2009


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  • Birth  1921  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW2  [1
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-109201 
    Died  7 Nov 2009  , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I109201  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Lieutenant Ernest George Barrie,   b. 6 Oct 1894, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1989, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ruth Marie Stewart,   d. Bef 2014 
    Family ID  F33966  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Local war hero passes away at 87

      Doug Barrie, 87, one the few surviving Battle of Buron HLI veterans of the Second World War, died Saturday of a massive heart attack while returning home with his sons and grandsons from the annual Feast of St. Andrew at the Armoury in Cambridge. During the feast he presented wartime memorabilia to the regiment (now known as The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada) for the unit's museum. Barrie was thrice wounded while a young infantry officer during the Second World War. After the regiment returned to Canada and reverted to reserve status. Barrie reenlisted and subsequently became a lieutenant-colonel and was commanding officer in 1965 when the Kitchener based Scots Fusiliers of Canada and the Highland Light Infantry of Canada (Cambridge) amalgamated. He was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the regiment in 1989, serving in that capacity until 1992. He is survived by his wife, Tal who he married in 1945, three sons, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Visitation and Funeral service is Wed. Dec. 2 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home. The Chronicle ran a feature on Barrie's service during the Second World War during our Remembrance Day coverage Nov. 11.1a

      1aWaterloo Chronicle 2 Dec 2009

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    1. [S118] News - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo - Waterloo Chronicle, Local War hero passes away at 87 - 2 Dec 2009.

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