Chipman Funeral Home Ltd.

WISHART, G. Barry, – Scotchtown, NB

Barry  Wishart, husband of Barbara (Cook)  passed away peacefully at his home in Scotchtown on Grand Lake on March 16, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Avida, Quebec on May 13, 1950, he was the son of the late George and Louise (Gilbert) Wishart.  He is survived by his sons John (Antonella) and Mike (Janice) , his sisters Carol Ann Esnard (Winston) and Heather Landry (Byron), brother Jim, sister-in-law Bev Cook (John Brander) five nieces – Kate, Chelsea, Elissa, Tara, Victoria and Elizabeth and one nephew – Martin.

He came to  New Brunswick to study Physical Education  at UNB and upon graduation  in 1973,  became the  Recreation Officer for the City of Fredericton (1973-1982). From 1982 until his retirement in 2011 he served as a sports and recreation consultant with the Province of New Brunswick.

He truly loved his work and took quiet pride in his accomplishments; he was the founder of the Fredericton Touch Football Association and in 1978, the founder, first coach and lifeguard of the Fredericton Silver Dolphins – a seniors swim club  which endures to this day.

Volunteerism was a way of life for Barry. He was President of the Fredericton District of Scouts Canada after 10 years as a Scout leader, an Honorary Life Member of the Royal life Saving Society after 10 years as President of the NB chapter,  as well as 10 years service as Chairman of the Canadian Red Cross  Water Safety – NB Division.  He played, coached and refereed rugby and touch football.  At the time of his death he was President of the Grand Lake West Recreation Council and a member of the Parish of Canning Local Service District.

His greatest love was his family and he enjoyed travelling widely with Barb and wintering in Florida in his retirement. He enjoyed all water sports, skiing and golf. His greatest wealth was his very wide circle of friends – some of whom only knew him by his nickname “Toad” – who were very loyal  to him throughout his illness with visits, phone calls and emails.

At Barry’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service. There will be a private family burial in Scotchtown followed by a gathering of family and good friends in the summer.

Appreciation is extended to the Extramural program for their exceptional support .  For those who wish to make a memorial donation in Barry’s name, donations to pancreaticcancercanada.ca would be appreciated.  Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca.

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Pam and Scott Harvey
Pam and Scott Harvey

We were saddened to read of “Toad’s” passing. Our thoughts are of you at this time.

Shelley Stilwell
Shelley Stilwell

Thinking of you Barb at this very difficult time. Our deepest condolences xo. Shelley and Alan Stilwell

Keith and Karoline Barr
Keith and Karoline Barr

Our sincere condolences to Barb and family. We have very fond memories of Barry during his time with the 3rd & 7th Scout Troop. Nothing seemed to bother Barry; he always remained calm and managed to get his point across to the youth in a non-threatening manner. During many of our numerous trips to jamborees Barry was our “food procurement officer”. He was the one we relied on to gather the essential items required for our meals and he was a master at it. He always got to know the right people to make sure that we got nothing but… Read more »

Gary Belding
Gary Belding

Barb and family. Sorry to hear the sad news. Barry was a solid and great guy. Will miss his humour. Cherish the memories and times together.

Loyalists Rugby Club
Loyalists Rugby Club

Very sad to hear of Toad’s passing. He was a great ambassador to sports in general and rugby in particular. He always knew that sport was, first and foremost, about fun. He was a great friend to many and will be sorely missed.

Elizabeth Joubert
Elizabeth Joubert

I am so saddened by Barry’s passing! My sincere condolences to Barry’s family and friends. I met Barry when I worked at Wellness, Culture and Sport, and this man was one of the sweetest, kindest person I had ever met. Always there to give good advice and support to coworkers, yet he would always throw in a good joke or two to make us laugh and smile.
Wherever you are, Barry, know that you have touched many people’s lives. May you rest in peace.

Hugh O'Neill
Hugh O'Neill

Many folks attending UNB in the early 1970 knew, or had heard of, “Toad”. Those of us who played rugby with the UNB Ironmen knew him as Toad. I was fortunate to have been a summer student with the City of Fredericton while Barry was with them, and then later, when he was our Tennis NB consultant with Sport Branch. He was a true sportsman through and through. My condolences to his family.