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Todd Arnold Barr

October 31, 1970 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 53) 53 Years Old

Todd Barr Obituary

Todd Arnold Barr (31-10-70) died peacefully surrounded by family on Feb 3, 2024.  He is survived by his wife of 22 years Kate Huband and their two children Gabriel and Bella, his mother Joan and father Doug (Lee Mink-Barr), his siblings Sarah Brawley (Maykel), Jay Mink (Ashley) and Marne Wood (John Halsey), sister-in-law Louisa Huband (Craig Moffat), brother-in-law Paul Huband, and his nieces and nephews Harry, Lilly, Michael, Mason, Halsey, Virginia, McIver, Slade, Juliana, Phoebe and Thomas.  He was the cherished son-in-law of the late Ann and Michael Huband.  Todd grew up in Toronto, attended Jarvis CI and Unionville HS and later graduated from Queen’s University (92: BA Human Geography, 98: B.Ed. Outdoor and Experiential Education) and OISE/UT (03: M. Ed. Community Development, Adult Education, Environmental Studies). Todd’s passion for community lay at the heart of his professional life, including his work at Taylor Statten Camps, Katimavik, Rural Communities Impacting Policy, Hospice Peterborough, Trent Community Research Centre, Drug Strategy Network of Ontario and Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.  He was an enthusiastic member of the Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough and held board positions at the Peterborough Community Counselling and Resource Centre and the Peterborough City Soccer Association.  A life-long educator, mentor and community builder, Todd touched the lives of many with his tender heart, playfulness, curiosity and wisdom.  He taught without preaching and effortlessly drew out the best in people.  He embraced life with all of its’ imperfections, finding meaning in the most challenging moments, and reminded us that one of life’s greatest gifts is connectedness.  Todd was at his happiest when outdoors and nature was the main inspiration for his poetry.   He had a great passion for music of all genres and it played an integral role in his life.  In his last weeks when words were failing him, music never lost its ability to provide hope and refuge.  His zest for life was obvious when canoeing, dancing, coaching soccer or building community.  But most of all, Todd cared deeply for Kate, Gabe and Bella whose sorrow lies in the memory of Todd’s gentle, loving kindness.

Memorial gathering to be held Saturday April 6 at the Highland Park Funeral Centre.  Reception begins at 2pm, ceremony follows at 3pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre and Hospice Peterborough.

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Services

Memorial Reception
Saturday
April 6, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Highland Park Funeral Centre, Bensfort Rd, Peterborough)

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 6, 2024

3:00 PM

Donations

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre
580 Cameron Street, Peterborough ON K9J 3Z5
Tel: 1-705-775-0387
Email: admin@nogofc.ca
Web: https://www.nogofc.ca/support-nogojiwanong-friendship-centre/

Hospice Peterborough
325 London Street, Peterborough ON K9H 2Z5
Tel: 1-705-742-4042
Web: http://www.hospicepeterborough.org/contact/

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