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McNAMEE, Barrington (Barry) Claud   -  April 23, 1936 - July 11, 2020

Barry was born and raised in Christiana, Jamaica, on April 23, 1936.

His parents, Claud and Dorothy McNamee (both deceased), bore his siblings, Elizabeth, Marion, Ian, Michael (deceased), Winston (deceased), Peter, Janet (deceased) and Pat.

Barry and his family immigrated to Canada in 1951.

A year later, Barry began a 16-year career with GM of Canada in Oshawa.

In 1969, Barry made a life-changing career move that completely altered the rest of his existence, by beginning as a life insurance agent for Manulife.

On April 27, 1974, he married Donna (Smith) with whom they shared their family of today that includes: Kirk McNamee (Lorraine), Bret McNamee (Kellie), Kevin McNamee (Mary), Tamara Webber (Jeff) and Bill McNamee.

Together, Barry and Donna established McNamee and Associates Financial Services Ltd: 1988, which is now owned by his son Kirk and a partner. Donna and Barry shared and enjoyed 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Barry's passionate hobby was his love of Ford motor products, especially mustangs. His skills to repair, maintain and drive these amazingly fast and challenging cars was witnessed by many. His final home in Oshawa included a large, complete, automotive shop and storage area for his special cars.

His passing at his home in Oshawa, with Donna and his longtime care giver Mary Lou close by, came after many years of medical difficulties and the family would like to thank everyone that was able to help.

Barry will be missed by all of those who met and marveled at this complex individual.

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