A resident of Chatham, Barry Kluey passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the age of 80.
Born in Orillia, he was the son of Grant & Helen (nee Jackson) Kluey.
Barry is reunited with his dear companion, the late Barbara Hopkins (nee Ernteman, 2020).
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Teresa Kluey (Bob Sampson), Melissa Kluey (Shawn Lane) and son James Kluey.
Grandfather of Ken Prentice, Connor Prentice, Lucas Sampson, Mike Sampson, Jaeden McLeod, Jahcoba McLeod, Shannon Lane, Katrina Lane, Trinity Lane & Alex Lane.
Brother of David Kluey (Janice Fanning) and the late Sean Kluey (2016).
Uncle to Bruce Kluey and Shara Kluey (Mark Hilton).
Barry retired as a Detective after 25 years of service with the Toronto Police Service, 31 & 52 Division, and was awarded the Police Exemplary Service Medal in 1984.
He spent another 13 years working with his brother and nephew in the boiler business, earning the nickname 'The Wrench' for his tinkering abilities. He had a dark and twisted sense of humour, and he was a wonderful storyteller.
He was an avid fisherman and spent every day he could out on the water with friends and family. Barry will be deeply missed by his family.
As per Barry's wishes, cremation has taken place.
Donations made in memory of Barry to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
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459 St. Clair Street, Chatham,