CANTON -- Born 8/13/50 in Nyack, NY to William Chandler Barr and Elsie (Burt) Barr. Harry passed away peacefully following complications of surgery for lung cancer in Ann Arbor, Michigan on 1/30 surrounded by family.
He graduated from Canton High in 1969.
Harry was a very proud Marine who served a tour in Vietnam.
He was also a dedicated member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) with 43 years of sobriety.
He spent his working years plowing snow and as a heavy equipment operator in Canton and Eastern Ontario, Canada, until his retirement in 2015.
Harry and Elaine moved to Forestville Michigan to follow Elaine’s work. As a hard worker and someone who did not like to sit still, Harry continued to work part-time time as a heavy equipment operator in Michigan.
Harry loved his family and is survived by his wife, Elaine (Poltrick) Barr; his 6 children, Eric (Jessie) Barr, Amy (Lawton) Redman, Amanda (Marcos) Doyle, Christina (Kristen) Barr, and two stepsons, Ben (Roxanne) Moore and Ted (Kaitlyn) Moore.
He was extremely proud to be Pa Barr to Ian, Alden and Ila Barr; Lilly and Willem Redman; and Marcos and Amelia Doyle.
He is also survived by his sister, Cheri Curry, Canton and brother, Jim Barr, Syracuse NY. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Holton Barr.
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Harry will be missed by so many family and friends in Canton, NY, Ingleside, ON, and Forestville, MI.
Harry's life will be remembered and celebrated in Forestville, Michigan on 2/9/2019, as well as a Catholic service on 2/23/19 at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church in Canton.
Contributions may be made to www.lung.org.