Barry Cutler

Barry King Cutler

Wednesday, August 18th, 1937 - Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Barry King Cutler MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Barry, 82 years of age, passed away peacefully at the Berkley Care Centre (BCC) on December 16th, 2019, surrounded by family.

A man of faith, Barry is lovingly remembered by his wife Judith of 58 years, his children Duffy (Shari), and Rob (Joanne), his sister Diane (Doug Porter), his grandchildren Cameron, Emily, & McKenzie and Gemma & Declan. He will also be remembered by many friends and colleagues from Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Barry was predeceased by his mother Wilma (nee King), his father Don, and his eldest son Scott.

A loving husband and father, Barry was a compassionate physician and surgeon in the Powell River area for 32 years. After completing his high school education at UTS and medical training at the University of Toronto, Barry and Judy left extended family and moved to BC in 1968 to raise a family and begin a lifelong mission of caring for the members of Powell River’s thriving coastal community. Barry was President of the BC Surgical Society in 1986-87 and President of the Powell River Medical Society in 1991-95.

Barry was an avid athlete, farmer, outdoorsman, mariner, and fan of all things sports. A pioneer in every sense of the word, and a gentle spirit, Barry would count his contributions to the Powell River community among his proudest accomplishments. He was recently named to the Powell River Sports Hall of Fame as team physician for the Powell River Regals Hockey Club and its run to the Allen Cup championship in 1969. He was a member of the medical team at the Montreal Olympics, and as President of the Powell River Golf Club (1984-88), he was instrumental in initiating the planning and construction the Myrtle Point Golf Club.

In 2000 Barry and Judy began wintering in Ajijic, Mexico and in 2013, moved to North Vancouver to be closer to family. In 2006, Barry began a 13-year battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body dementia. His family thanks Doctors Doug Toole, Steve Burns, Silke Cresswell, Arvind Kang, & Garry Jenkins, and the nurses, care aids, and staff of BCC for their exceptional and dedicated care for Barry over the years and during his 3-½ years living at BCC.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on January 15th at 2:00 pm at Christ the Redeemer Parish, 599 Keith Road, West Vancouver, preceded by a Vigil Prayer Service on January 14th at 7:00 PM also at Christ the Redeemer Parish.

Please visit Barry’s memorial site at for more information and to sign the book of condolences. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Institute:
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Service Details

  • Vigil Prayer Service

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 7:00pm
    Christ the Redeemer Parish
    599 Keith Road
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    Fr. Jeff Thompson
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 2:00pm
    Christ the Redeemer Parish
    599 Keith Road
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Msgr Gregory N. Smith
  • Reception

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Christ the Redeemer Parish
    599 Keith Road
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Private Condolence

Donna Hawkins

Posted at 03:40pm
Dear Judy and family
We only learned of Barry's passing today, too late to honor him at his service. Jim and I would like to send our deepest condolences to the family. We have fond memories of Powell River, boating and hockey get togethers with you both. We wish the best for your family. Jim and Donna Hawkins

David Lee

Posted at 12:58pm
I have just learned of Barry’s death and the Service, through an email from UTS. I was a fellow class-or year-mate through our five years there together. Memories are particularly of playing together in football and hockey, and of riding the Bloor Street streetcars back and forth between Spadina and Toronto’s west end—though if you were on the same morning tram as Barry it probably meant there were about to be two late arrivals in the office at UTS....
Our paths diverged totally after that. Yet, Barry was always someone memorable from those days.

Deepest condolences — and good wishes.
Vaya con Dios,

David Lee

Paullene McLeod

Posted at 12:18pm
I enjoyed working with you at the Powell River Medical Clinic, I have many fond memories. Rest In Peace 🙏
Paullene McLeod

Carol Landy

Posted at 04:16pm
Dear Judy
The volunteers from St. Pius X Parish would like to send our heart felt condolences to you and your family.
The inclement weather has prevented some of us from attending the Mass today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.
We always enjoyed havng Barry and yourself attend the Mass. I will always remember Barry's gentle smile and twinkling eyes.
Carol Landy

Carolyn, Suzy and Chris

Posted at 06:41pm
Dearest Judy, Duffy and Rob and families. We wish we could be with you on Wednesday, and hope this tree will thrive as our tribute to dear Barry.
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