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It is with great sadness that the family of Barry James Steele announces his passing on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 in Atikokan, Ont.

Barry was born on Aug. 14, 1960 in Atikokan to Norman and Helen Steele. He grew up in Atikokan, enjoying all that Northwestern Ontario had to offer.

He worked for the Canadian National Rail as a track hand until he developed rheumatoid arthritis.

He loved to be outdoors, fishing, hunting, spending time at the cabin, and volunteering at the fishery hatchery. He was generous to a fault, always willing to lend a hand to family and friends.

He leaves behind his wife, Stacey; son, Bradley; daughter, Katie; stepdaughter, Jennifer; mother, Helen; brothers, Larry (Rita) and Jerry; sisters, Judy (Len) Anderson, Sandra Armstrong, Susan (Butch) Roy, and Tracey (Bill) McGowan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Barry was predeceased by his father, Norman, and brother-in-law, Orval Armstrong.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion in Atikokan.

The honourary pallbearers will be Richard Maddanas, Brian Hanson, Morley Gage, Brian Stewart, John Herber, and Mark DeGagne.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Arthritis Society c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.

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