Barrie Ryan Louis Ledoux

January 26, 1945 ~ June 17, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Barrie Ryan Louis Ledoux (The Bear) in Whitehorse, Yukon at the age of 74.

Barrie was born January 26th1945 in Sainte Rose du Lac Manitoba, and was the son of Louis Ledoux and Geraldine Lawrence, and the older brother of Julian.  He is survived by his loving wife Mary Lee of 33 years, his 6 children: Marsha, Marty, Phillip, Michael, Ryan and Julie-Anne and his 9 grandchildren: Luca, Austin, Shale, Toren, Ashlyn, Caiden, Coltan, Calie and Alexandra.

Barrie has had an incredible journey of accomplishments

  • 5 Years with the Royal Canadian Air Force
  • 33 years as a firefighter – retired as Fire Chief with Transport Canada in Whitehorse
  • 17 years as Liquor Inspector with Yukon Liquor Corporation
  • Health and Safety and Board member with Whitehorse General Hospital
  • Long term member with the Grey Mountain Lions Club
  • Volunteer as Santa for the Whitehorse Cancer Society

Barrie was a devoted Yukoner for 34 years, and was passionate for all the things the Yukon would offer him. His love of hunting in the fall, the weekend camping and fishing trips were too many to count.  He was a traveler. He would regularly travel the Alaska Highway down to Edmonton and Calgary to visit family. His travels would take him from coast to coast of Canada to the beaches of Hawaii, and the road trips throughout the United States to see Custer’s Last Stand. His knowledge of history was as extensive as the collection of magazines and books that could fill any library. His ability for socialization and gathering with his friends was a past time that he would always enjoy. His door would always be open for anyone who wanted to stop by and pull up a stump or his coffee crew meeting  at A&W with  politics and gun laws chatter would be held to a minimum.

His true love would be to his family.  Words cannot describe the amount of devotion, compassion and dedication for everyone around him.  He would have the kindest smile and hugs that would take your breath away. The continual joker he may have been, but was out of love not malice. Although we will not hear the sounds of The Bear by the home fire, his legacy will live on and until we meet again.

The family would like to express our sincere thanks to all the staff at the Whitehorse General Hospital for exceptional care and compassion to Barrie in his time of need.

Please join us in a Celebration of life on Thursday July 25th, 2019 at 2:00pm Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center 1171 Front Street Whitehorse, Yukon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations in memoriam of Barrie to be made to the Yukon Cancer Care fund. https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=104&AID=551

9 Comments

  1. Carole and Stan Kuzyk

    We will miss your joyful presence in Ardrossan when you came down to see your Mother. God Bless you, Barrie

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  2. Wayne Brooks

    My deepest condolences to Mary Lee and family , Barrie was an exceptional individual and will be missed.

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  3. John and Audrey Bell

    We lost a great friend, but the universe received a new beautiful star. In this tough time in your life, may our friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort. Josh and I will always be here if there is anything we can do. He was a dear, dear friend of Johns and he will be forever missed.

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  4. Ron & Shirley Goeglein

    We will miss our visits we had at Gerri,s our condolences to you Marry Lee and your family.Our memories of Barrie is love of good homemade food, to us was having fresh cinnamon buns right out of the oven. Hope to see you on your next trip south Marry Lee

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  5. Jim Fletcher

    We were very sad to hear the news of Barrie’s passing. I(Jim) have so many fond memories of Barrie & I when we were young children when he came to our farm. You could not have asked for a better cousin – lots of laughs & never a bad day. Our sympathy goes to all the family – he will always be in your heart.

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  6. Paulette

    To Mary Lee and Barries Family my deepest sympathy goes out to you.He was a lovely man full of laughter and kindness.A person who made you fell right at home.will always be remembered.prayers for your family.

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  7. Mary Anne Harach

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Barrie, my condolences to you Mary Lee and all your family.

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  8. Brian Langevin

    I am saddened to read of Barrie’s passing. I first met Barrie in Inuvik 35+ years ago. He had the same smile and jovial attitude then – as he did the last time I saw him.
    Always gave me “a deal” when he brought his skid-steer out to do a little yard work!

    Blue skies and tailwinds on your next journey my friend.

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