2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Barry Joseph Kerkhof September 26, 1966 - May 20, 2016

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of our greatly loved son and brother, Barry Joseph Kerkhof. On Friday May 20, 2016, at the young age of 49 at home in Kemptville, Ontario.

Barry is the son of Isabelle (nee Fawcett) Kerkhof and the late Piet Kerkhof. Barry is survived by his brothers: Peter, Rick (Connie), Stephen (Patricia); his sisters Linda (Hans) Romar, Lisa (Todd). He also leaves behind loving nieces (Alana, Cassandra, Alicia) and nephews (Christopher, Jason, Matthew, Tyler, Emmett) and numerous friends and relatives. Barry graduated from North Dundas District High School and from Algonquin College as a Business Equipment Servicing Technician.

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Donations may be made to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health in his honor. There will be a gathering to celebrate his life at Harmony Community Church, 12010 Ormond Road, Winchester on Friday May 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. until time of Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Interment Maple Ridge Cemetery. Light lunch to follow.

Arrangements entrusted to Byers Funeral Home, South Mountain (613-989-3836)

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    greg kelly says

    Very Sorry

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    Lynn Munro & Randy Marquette says

    Rick, Connie and family. We are sorry to hear that Barry has passed away. Please accept our condolences and know that we are thinking of you during the difficult days ahead.

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    Debbie Hodgson says

    Lisa, Linda, Steven, Rick and Peter,

    So sorry to hear about Barry, there are no words that can express the true feelings at this time. But just knowing that our thoughts are with you all and hope that the memories continue to live strong.

    Debbie, Lyall, Kaitlyn and Lindsay Hodgson

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    Stuart Goodall says

    My sincere sympathies to Barry and his family.

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    Claude Desormeaux says

    My Condolences.

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    Kim Koa (Barkley) says

    My sincerest sympathies to Linda and the Kerkhof family. Sending you thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

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    Debbie Westenbroek says

    My sincerest sympathies to Isabel, Peter, Rick, Stephen, Linda and Lisa, and to the Kerkhof and Fawcett families. Gone but never forgotten. Barry is flying with the angels. ((Hugs)) to all.

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    Robyn Beaudry says

    Our thoughts are with you. Sending you our sympathies and prayers.

    The Lewis Family

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    Peggy & Clem Kaddie says

    Our condolences and sympathy go out to the Kerkhof family during this difficult time, especially to Steve, Pat, Alana and Chris xo

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    Lori Lafortune (nee Dowser) says

    My deepest heartfelt sympathies. I went to high school with Barry and he was such a nice guy. So sorry to hear. May his memories help the family with the grieving process.

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    Randy & Cheryl Holmes says

    We are very so to learn this news. Sincere condolences from all of us.

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    Francine Romar says

    My sincere sympathy, to you Linda and Hans as well to your family.

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    Barbara Markwick says

    My deepest condolences to the Kerkoff family!

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    Sarah Beaton says

    So sorry to hear of your loss – my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Barry was a special person in my life. Words can’t express my sympathy.

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    Virginia Baelde says

    I was so shock to here Barry had passed away. I have many memories of times we laught together. Barry may you rest in peace. You were a good man. Gonna miss you. Love Virginia

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    tom and carmen van koppen says

    Our deepest condolences go out to your family.

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    Fernando says

    Linda, I am very sorry for your loss, you and you are family are in my prayers

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    Patricia Balon says

    My heartfelt sympathy, Peter and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
    Hugs, Pat

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    Vicki Marcille says

    Connie, Rick and Peter,
    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the memories of your dear brother help you to find peace as you get through these most difficult days ahead.


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    Kelly Prudhomme & Roger Batchelor says

    Dear Isabelle and Peter;
    We were truly shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your tragic loss. Our sympathies to Rick, Stephen, Linda, Lisa and their respective families. Please remember that at this difficult time it is the love and support of family and friends that will give you strength.

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    Shannon says

    Expressions of Sympathy Shannon has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.

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    Lori says

    To The Entire Kerkhof Family

    So shocking to read that Barry has left us…I had a good visit with him the last time he was in the shop….we reminisced and shared quite a few laughs

    Hold your memories close….they will never leave you.

    Thinking of you

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    Jimmy and Janet says

    RIP cuz. I hope you find peace

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    Jasen Robillard says

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Hope you’ll find solace in the good memories of past years and the love you continue to share with friends & family. Thinking of you all.

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