Barry Frederick Corrigan

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Barry Corrigan on Sept. 30, 2015 at the age of 75 of an aneurysm. Barry spent five years in the Canadian Navy and then served as a Vancouver Firefighter from 1964 until his retirement as a Captain in 1994. He was born on January 16, 1940 in Port Alberni and spent most of his growing up years moving around to various small towns of B.C. Although based in Vancouver for his adult life, Barry’s true passion was westcoast fishing and retired to Port Alberni in 1994. He enjoyed many years in and around this community and in the waters of Vancouver Island. Barry was a large man but his magnetic and charismatic personality was larger. His humour and practical jokes made him the life of any party and his hospitality was unparalleled. His door was always open and he always had time for a coffee or beer with a friend. Often the visit would include one of his gourmet meals for he was also a talented chef. Barry is predeceased by his father Fred(1982), mother Rose (1995), and brother Douglas in 1989. He will be deeply mourned by his wife Stephanie, sister Beverley, children Wil (Stacey), Sheena (Vern), Luke (Akiko), and their mother Liz. Loved by grandchildren Ayal, Sophie, Max, Abi, and Luca. Never forgotten as the memories too many. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Port Alberni Legion 4680 Victoria Quay, Port Alberni.