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 www.mckenziefuneralservices.com 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: https://www.pacificparkinsons.org/