Cook, Dr. Barry, (March 4, 2018)

On Sunday, March 4, 2018, with his loving family by his side, Dr. Barry Cook passed away at the age of 84.  Barry was born on September 4, 1933 in Herbert, Saskatchewan, to Thomas and Isabel Cook. He finished his high school education in Herbert and at 16 years of age he entered the University of Saskatchewan where he earned his medical degree.  While working there, Barry met and married Betty in Saskatoon.  Their son Michael was born in Saskatoon, and the family of three headed to New York where Barry completed his one-year internship.  Barry entered into his Urology residency at Royal Victoria Hospital at McGill University in Montreal.  During those six years, they added three more boys to their family, Gerry, Todd and Peter. Barry earned both his Canadian and American Fellowships.  He looked at several cities but when he visited Sarnia he knew this was where he would set up his practice and they would raise their family.  They completed their family with the birth of their daughter Jennifer in 1972.  Dr. Cook practised at the Sarnia General Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Bluewater Health Hospital.  Barry will be dearly missed by his loving wife Betty of 59 years, his children Michael (Cindy), Gerry (Laura), Todd (Terry Lee), Peter (Andrea), and Jennifer (Kevin), his 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.  Special thanks to the doctors and nurses for the wonderful care and compassion provided to Dr. Cook, especially those who worked alongside him and provided their expertise in those last days.  Cremation has taken place at Barry’s request and a Celebration of Life will be held at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE (in front of Smith Funeral Home), 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, where family and friends will be gathered from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m.  At the family’s request in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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