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Barry Reid Christensen

January 25, 1944 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Barry Christensen Obituary

Barry was born in New Westminster, B.C., and grew up in Haney, B.C. (now Maple Ridge). He married Lynora Scott in Ponoka on December 19, 1964. They returned to Haney to run the family mink ranch and to begin a family. In 1970 Barry and his family moved to Ponoka. He worked in many jobs over the years: Oilfield, house construction, small engine repair, John Deere sales and repair, and lastly his own propeller repair business.

He enjoyed many activities throughout his life: motorcycle trips, fishing, hunting, traveling to and from Washington State, family gatherings/reunions, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Barry peacefully passed away at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 79 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Lyn; three children: Tammy (Keith) Stoklosa, Kelly Christensen, and Reid (Bobbie-Jo) Christensen; five grandchildren: Kellyn Christensen, Blade Christensen, Jaylen (Ryan Rutherford) Christensen, Mckenna (Cole Nelson) Christensen, and Sienna Stoklosa; and two great-grandchildren: Emmy and Peyton Rutherford. He will also be remembered by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Marion Campbell, Vivian and George McCaughey, Erven Scott, Ed and Irene Scott, Gwen and Dave Andrews, Linda Scott; and numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.

He was predeceased by his brother Macy; parents Martin and Mae Christensen; father-in-law and mother-in-law Francis and Phoebe Scott; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Jim Scott, Georgina Scott, Leon and Sharon Scott, and Jack and Nell Scott.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Ponoka Funeral Home on Friday, November 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. (livestream broadcast at the bottom of this page). The interment will take place at the Zion Christian Fellowship Church Cemetery.

Memorial Donations in Barry’s name are gratefully accepted to the Zion Christian Fellowship Church Building Fund, the Ponoka and District Health Foundation, the Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society, or any charity of your choice.


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The Christensen families would like to thank ALL who participated in Barry's Celebration of Life.  It was very much appreciated and humbling.


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Memorial Service
November 24, 2023

10:00 AM
Ponoka Funeral Home
5115-50th Avenue
Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1R5

Video is available for this event


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