Barry Michael Menary


Barry Menary passed away January 24, 2022 at the age of 78 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Barry lived his life in accordance with Indigenous teachings. He attended many traditional ceremonies and was a sweatlodge holder and a pipe holder. Barry was also the first president of the First Nations Bank of Canada.

Barry was an avid sports enthusiast who loved camping, karate, archery, shooting, boating, fishing and hunting. He always welcomed friends and family to Alberta and would drive what he called the Tour of Alberta for miles to ensure everyone enjoyed their time, with his favourites being the Badlands and the Rocky Mountains. He loved having a coffee and a chat anywhere he went. Barry was a gifted storyteller and beloved mentor. He enjoyed learning as much as he enjoyed teaching. He will be missed by many friends and family.

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