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Hood, Barry Edward

Born: Nov 29, 1935

Date of Passing: Jul 03, 2021

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HOOD: Barry Edward Hood of Carberry died at the Carberry Plains Health Center on Saturday, July 3, 2021, aged 85 years. Barry was born on November 29, 1935 in the Carberry area. He went to Fairview School, Carberry High School and finished with a degree in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. He worked on the family farm with his father and mother. In 1961 he married Peggy Gordon of Neepawa, they bought a half section and together with the land willed to Barry from his Uncle Tom they farmed with his father Wallace and his brother Bruce. In 1962 Barry, father Wallace and neighbour Abie Brown had three of the first potato contracts with Carnation Foods for 50 acres each and priced at $1 per cwt of sound potatoes delivered to the plant. Barry followed in his father's footsteps and was a Councilor for the Rural Municipality of North Cypress for many years. He was a member of the Summerville United Church which later amalgamated with Carberry. He was an active member of the Carberry Agricultural Society, belonged to the first Potato Growers Association serving as secretary, and in latter years to the Agricultural Hall of Fame Committee. Barry passed his commitment to Community Service to his three children. Barry and Peggy sold the farm to their eldest son Mark in 1999 and moved to reside in Carberry. Barry was predeceased by his parents Grace Naylor Hood and Wallace Hood and by his daughter Margaret Kathleen Hood. Surviving are his wife Peggy, his three sons, Mark Leslie (Terri), David Wallace (Dominique), Thomas Andrew James (Caroline), and four grandchildren (Éloïse, Amélie, Jérôme, Damien). Also surviving are his two brothers Gordon (Sandra) and Bruce and their families. A private graveside service will be held at a later date with interment in Carberry Cemetery. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Carberry Community Foundation.

As published in Brandon Sun on Aug 07, 2021

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