Barry Henry Gillett

With sadness we announce the passing of Barry Henry Gillett “Puppy” on Sunday July 19, 2020 at 54 years of age. Son of Bud and Pat Gillett (Bud predeceased in 2018). He will always be the brother of Dan and Cindy Gillett, Lonnie and Colleen Gillett, Cally Gillett, Lacy and Paul Medd. Survived by 11 nieces and nephews and 9 great nephews. Barry worked at Daymond Aluminum/Dajcor for over 30 years. He loved spending time with his family and many friends.  His nieces and nephews were very special to him.  He also enjoyed going to his trailer and spending time with his “camping” family. Classic country music was a favourite of Barry’s and he loved to sing & dance.  Barry also enjoyed woodworking, painting, cooking, gardening & riding motorcycles. Many years and good times were spent with his “motorcycle brothers”. We are certain he is with dad now, listening to some Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and many of their favourites. The family would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and Health Care Workers that provided care for Barry. Donations may be directed to Canadian Liver Foundation or Chrohn’s & Colitis Foundation. A celebration of Barry’s life will be announced at a later date. 






74 Comments on “Barry Henry Gillett”

  1. Although it has been many years since I have seen my wonderful cousin, I have only the fondest of memories of our time together. Rest easy, dear Barry.

  2. My condolences to you all. You are like family to us. Barry was a kind gentle soul. He will be greatly missed.
    Brenda and Mike Buckler

  3. Sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. He was a great brother and was loved at the GMC! Gone to soon my friend you will be missed.

  4. So sorry to learn of your brother’s passing, Calli, we send our condolences to the entire family.

  5. We are very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Great memories and lots of fun (GMC days). Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  6. Sorry for your loss Lonnie, and family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all on this day.
    Our condolences.

  7. Pat and family, so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this difficult time.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep the family in our thoughts in this difficult time.

  9. My sincere condolences to Dan and the Gillett family,you folks where great neighbors from the Sunnyside days.A great family with good morals,take care guy’s.

  10. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Rest in peace.
    From The West’s and Armit family.

  11. Condolences to all the Gillett family from the Chatham Hydro Retirees at this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat, and all your family.

  12. Our sincere condolences to the entire Gillett family on Barry’s passing from Bart and Nancy Shepley and family. Virtual hugs.

  13. My sincere condolences to the Gillett family on the passing of Barry. He was so young…sending you lots of love and comfort, I am so sorry for your loss…

  14. I have so many fond memories of Puppy. I was so saddened when I heard of his passing. May his family find solace knowing he is safely in Gods arms

  15. I was very sorry to hear and read of Barry’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Randy,Paula & Doreen Aitken & Families.

  16. I am very sorry for your loss. Barry was a good friend to our family, especially my brother Kelly and mother Dorothy. The stories they’ve shared about him always bring a smile to my face.

  17. We will for ever miss your Wonder Laugh The Snide lil snicker your sense of humour and all your crazy jokes and I will kiss cutting a rug with my buddy Rest Peacefully Dear Friend You will Always be Loved and not ever be forgotten by your Verfaillie Family ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Our Sincerest sympathies to the Gillette and Extended Family ❣️❣️❣️❣️

  18. All of my love to the family. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved Barry.
    Keep your fond memories and he will always live on among you ❤️

  19. Sad to hear about Barrys passing. We had many great times at the GMC. RIP Barry. Condolances to the entire family.

  20. Our sincere condolences to Lonnie and Colleen and all the Gillett’s family . May God be with you and bless you with His love and special graces during your time of mourning and beyond. May Barry rest in peace and perfect happiness in God’s Kingdom.

  21. Rest easy my friend Barry was always a kind gentle friend and will be missed my condolences and hugs go to his family and friends

  22. Lonnie & Family
    Thinking of you at this difficult time.
    Barry was a co worker, union committee brother and a great freind, for many years.
    He will be greatly missed.
    Mary Beth & Bubs (Brian Massender)

  23. My sincere condolences to Cally and all of the Gillett family on the passing of Barry. May all of the great memories get you through this difficult time.

  24. Condolences to the entire Gillett Family, sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for all..Many fond memories on Sunnyside Street at the corner house of such a great Family. Love from Donna(Lindsay) , Dennis and Whitney Martin.

  25. I’m going to Miss you very much my brother . Alot of good times . I’m sorry that life is so short.

  26. Mrs Gillett and family

    Thinking of you during this most difficult time.
    Many memories from the Sunnyside days that we think of often.

    Gary, Marlene, Sherry, Tim Brooks

  27. So very sorry to hear this Lacy & Paul and family. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending big hugs! Love Cherie & Todd Wood

  28. Dear Pat and family-very sorry to read of your loved one’s passing.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Mary-Joyce and Al Rossignol.

  29. Pat and Family, Dennis and I are so very sorry for this tremendous loss. There are no words to express our sadness in losing a wonderful young man. Take care of yourselves and each other. Cathy & Dennis Schulz

  30. Pat and Family, Dennis and I are so very sorry for this tremendous loss. There are no words to express our sadness in losing a wonderful young man. Take care of yourselves and each other. Cathy & Dennis Schulz

  31. Lonnie and Family,
    Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendshp. Our condolences.
    Barb and Mike

  32. To the Gillett family
    So sorry to learn of Barry’s passing. So many fond memories of when the boys were young
    Our hearts go out to you. Prayers and Hugs

  33. The words describe Barry so well! Sympathies to all the family. Barry was a gentle, fun, kind soul.
    RIP my friend……

  34. Dear Mrs. Gillett, and family.

    My heart just breaks for all of you at this most difficult time. I am blessed to have many wonderful memories of Barry. Please know you are in my thoughts and Prayers.

  35. Barrie was a great work buddy he will be missed by many for that we are sorry for your loss

  36. Our sincere condolences to Lonnie and Colleen and the Gillett family, sorry for your loss of your son and brother Barry. Great worker and very smart. He will be greatly missed.

  37. Deepest condolences to all the Gillett family, Barry will be forever in our thoughts, we’ll miss you Bro.

  38. Barry was one of my best friends in high school – late night summer jogs getting ready for Panther football – it was through Barry that I became a follower of Jesus (I know – wouldn’t never thought it) but Bar had some family that were a part of Cornerstone Church in Chatham and through their contagious joy and authenticity I was seized by the power of a Great Affection and is the reason I’m a pastor today. We lost touch over the years but will be forever grateful to Jesus for Barry – because he lead me to believe.

  39. My deepest condolences to Barry’s family. I have so many great memories of Barry while working at Mike’s Place with him. He was always laughing & so much fun to be with. R.I.P. my friend.

  40. Rest In Peace my brother , I am thinking about all the great times we had , see you again someday buddy

  41. Wonderful memories of working with Barry years ago. Seems like yesterday ! Can still hear him laughing. Thoughts & prayers to the family.

  42. So sad to hear this news. Our lives have crossed many times through John McGregor and both of our moms in card club. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love the daughters of Betty Adams

  43. My deepest condolences to Barry’s family. I worked with Barry at Mikes Place many years ago. Some of the best memories were had. A car’s front wheels were put over the curb. Never did find out how it was removed.

  44. My deepest sympathy to the Gillett family. Keeping the family in prayer and thoughts.
    Memories of attending John McGregor High School together and the laughter in class we had.
    God will protect as he never leaves us alone.

  45. So very sorry about Gus He was truly a great person and friend to so many You made me laugh so hard You were truly one of a kind and that is why you will be missed so much and by so many , I know I’m supposed to say rest in peace but I really want to think of you in heaven dancing and singing and laughing We will miss you more than you could ever imagine

  46. I am so sorry to hear about Barry. Seems like yesterday Randy and him were riding their “Marvel the Mustang’s down Sunnyside Ave.
    I will forever cherish those wonderful days. My condolences to all the family. Pat, you were such a wonderful Mom to all the kids. My deepest sympathy.

  47. We are so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. We all sure had some fun times back in the day!!!
    Rest easy Barry
    Love Janice and Jay

  48. Sincere Sympathy to the Gillett Family. May your memories and the love that you share comfort you all. Dick and Kathy O’Neill

  49. My condolences go out to the Gillett family.You will be missed old friend,had many memories from days past.God,s speed

  50. Our deepest condolences to Lonnie, Lacy and the entire Gillett family on your loss. Barry was a great guy and will be sorely missed

    With Deepest Sympathies,
    Todd and Jennifer Young

  51. To my first Love ,
    I am comforted to know the missing peace of my broken heart is with you ❤️️❤️️I will love u always!!!

  52. Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts. I will miss my little brother immensely. He was a very kind soul.

  53. Pat & Family
    I am so sorry to hear about your son’s passing; he was way too young. I am so sure that he will be greatly missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time!

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