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KUMPF, Barry Joseph

Barry Kumpf, age 83 of Kelowna, BC, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, January 5, 2014 at Hospice House. He fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Helen, daughters Cathy and Patti (Lonney), and son Steve (Brenda); grandchildren Jenny, John, Brian, Sara, Jason; and great grandchildren Kristen, Lilly and Jayda. Sadly he is predeceased by his granddaughter, Rianna. Barry was born in Toronto, Ontario and still has many relatives living throughout that area. Barry was a second generation TD Banker, retiring in 1986 after a long and successful career. Barry lived and worked in the North Vancouver/Vancouver areas for many years prior to relocating to Kelowna. He loved golf and enjoyed countless rounds with his fellow TDers and other golfing buddies over the years. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Catholic Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

St. Charles Garnier Parish

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 202 – 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H5


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The service for KUMPF, Barry Joseph is scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Charles Garnier Parish

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • John and Tina legros says:

    Our thoughts prayers and love go out to all of your family at this time. Uncle Barry was intelligent, funny and a family man but most of all he was kind! We will never forget him and we will always miss him! Hugs

  • Alex Wasylenko says:

    My Condolences to the family. I met Barry at the TD golf Tourneys.He was a pleasure to talk to and I’m glad that I met his acquaintance. The Tourneys won’t be the same with him gone.

  • Jerry Santens says:

    So sorry to hear that Barry finally passed. I played many wonderful rounds of golf with him in Sun City Grand. Everyone wanted to play with him. He had an infectious sense of humor–you never knew what he would come up with. A true joy to know. I know he is now up in heaven still complaining about how long his drives are and how they used to be so much further.

    Jerry Santens

  • Glenn & Diane Scott says:

    Barry and Helen were our next door neighbors in Sun City Grand for the last 9 years. I walked most every morning with Barry and even though I am 15 years younger I could not keep up with him. When we were finished he would usually continue for another few miles. Wonderful neighbors and a great walking buddy. We will miss you but we do know you are in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus. I look forward to seeing you again in Heaven.

  • Steve Reid says:

    Condolences to Helen, Cathy, Patti,Steve and families. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Bob and Janey Mann says:

    We met Barry and Helen through mutual friends in Arizona. Our greeting to each other whenever we met was always “my fellow Canadians!” followed by a warm hug and a fun evening with the golf group. Barry was a pleasure to golf with, a true gentleman with a great sense of humour. We will miss seeing him on our annual trips. We know how much he will be missed by his “Sun City” family and send our love and condolences to Helen and his family in Canada.

  • Ian McPhie says:

    Great memories – a picnic at Alice Lk.Kumps-O’Briens-McPhies in the 60’s when Barry and family were moving to Pt.Alberni was the first of many!
    Good-bye old friend – Ian

  • Jim and Carolyn says:

    Helen – our thought and prayers are with all of you at this time. We had many great times with you and Barry here in Peterborough and on our trips out west.

    Jim and Carolyn

  • John Fulton says:

    Barry-you have left us too soon! You were a great boss with a wealth of experience and humour. I carry the memory of our annual foray into EAC territory with nostalgia for your good companionship and solid golf skills – much needed in the competition!
    My thoughts go out to your family

  • John Fulton says:

    Barry-you have left us too soon! You were a great boss with a wealth of experience and humour. I carry the memory of our annual foray into EAC territory with nostalgia for your good companionship and solid golf skills – much needed in the competition!
    My thoughts go out to your family
    Humba Kahle my friend

  • Matthew O'Brien says:

    I will always remember the great times golfing but mostly what a wonderful man Barry was. He had a special place in our family’s hearts and we will miss him for sure. I am betting that he and Gerry are catching up after many years apart.

  • Irv & Beverly Aal says:

    Barry had many “Loves”; his love for life, family, golf, business, just to name a few. Barry was first and foremost, a true gentleman.
    While we won’t be at the memorial service, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Helen, and your family at this difficult time.
    We treasure the many fond memories of our fun times together here in AZ.
    Irv & Beverly

  • Abe & Betty Peters says:

    Helen and Family
    We are so sorry to hear of your lost.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Dick and Darlene Acker says:

    Helen and family. We had many
    great times in Az. Golf, dinner
    and 80th birthday party. Barry
    was a kind and wonderful man. He
    will be missed, but remembered.
    God bless.

  • Heather Renforth says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Barry’s death and send my condolences to Helen and family. My first job was at TD 15th & Lonsdale when Barry hired me as his secretary. He was a wonderful boss and I have many happy memories of those years.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    With sympathy, Heather.

  • Merv McIntosh says:

    I was very sad to hear of the loss of Barry, it was always a pleasure to be associated with him in the TD Bank, he was a fine gentleman, a good banker, and his family was always uppermost in his thoughts. Barry was always considerate in his dealings with clients, and staff under his supervision, he will be sorely missed by his business associates and friends, but mostly by his family to whom my sincere condolences are sent.

  • Ann and Peter Fairchild says:

    Many, many fond memories of Barry and all the family, especially Helen, Patti,Cathy and Steve. Barry was my first manager at the TD back in 1969, he showed us new Canadians how to fit in, work hard and enjoy life which we have never forgotten. Thanks Barry.
    We are still following your advice,including summers in B.C. and winters in Arizona. What a mentor he was.
    Forever in our hearts. Ann and Peter

  • Gale McBryer says:

    I was very sorry to hear about Barry. I worked with him many years ago at Whalley-world and can say he was always considerate to everyone around. My thoughts go out to the family.

  • Rhonda Kunz says:

    What a great man you were Mr. Kumpf.My heart goes out to you Helen, Patti, Steve and Cathy

  • Sam de Verteuil says:

    Condolences to the Kumpf family.I first met Barry in T0ronto Sept 1953 when we both worked for The Bank of Toronto at Queen & Parliament branch.In later years we were both transferred to B.C. & although we did not work together I had several occasions to phone him for guidance & advise on various banking matters. Of course there was the suds cup the “Holy Grail” of golf to all of us at TD who attended the event over the years.Many, many good times. We will all miss you Barry & no doubt the weather will be just fine for your first game of golf with Gerry on the Heavenly Links. Sam de Verteuil

  • Gordon Barrett says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of a true “Gentle”man. A fellow TDer, and good friend.

  • Peter & Shirley Kumpf & Family says:

    Barry, you will be missed, as being your younger brother you were an example and mentor to me in many ways. You were a good athlete, won most valuable player trophy in the Trent Valley ball league with hitting average of almost .500, as catcher you seldom missed a foul ball tip. Strove for excellence. Tremendous sense of humor, Compassionate, would listen and help anyone.
    Succesful career, retiring as a T/D bank manager. Family man, several trips east to attend family events, at the same time looking after your own home family responsibilities. The world is a better place because you lived life to the full. I regret it isn’t possible to attend your memorial but Shirley and I and our family will be there in our thoughts and prayers.
    Helen, we will continue to pray for you, Cathy, Patti. Steve and your families. God bless you all.
    Pete and Shirley Kumpf and family

  • Ian Whitelaw says:

    To” The Whitelaws” Barry was a great family man and neighbour.We enjoyed many Christmas,New year and other celebrations during the five years we lived in Blueridge.Our loving thoughts go to Helen,Cathy,Patti and Steve. Ruth, Ian Alison & Chris.

  • Bill & Cathy Kumpf says:

    Our deepest condolences go out to you Helen, Cathy, Patti & Steve and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Bob & Sandy McLachlan says:

    Helen: Our thoughts and best wishes are with you & your family at this sad time.While we have not been in close touch in recent years,we have very fond memories of our friendship as families as well as part of the TD gang.

  • Les & Marilyn McBryer says:

    Very sorry to learn about Barry passing on to his next place. While it has been 30+ years since we have seen Barry & Helen, we have many fond memories of our relationship with them. I worked along side Barry for a couple of years on the credit line & what a super guy to be associated with. His branches were very fortunate to have him as their go to guy.
    Our thoughts are with the family at this time.

  • Douglas Schiff says:

    Carol and I have so enjoyed our relationship with Barry and Helen.
    If Canada was to appoint someone to make everyone outside of Canada like Canadians it would have been Barry. What a gentlemen! We will really miss you.
    I will always try to make my putts with the just the right “weight” in your honor.
    I know you will be welcomed and I know they will provide a free Caddy.

    Doug and Carol Schiff

  • Tania Graham says:

    I’m deeply saddened and Sorry to hear of your loss Helen, Cathy, Patti and Steve and family, my warm wishes go out to you all. May the memories of Barry find you peace Love Tania x
    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us” – Helen Keller

  • Stephanie Hughes (Burton) says:

    Steve, Brenda and Cathy,
    So very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing.
    He always made me feel so special when I worked with him at the bank. I spoke to him years later, when he was volunteering at the Catholic Charities building. His memory was incredible, and we had a good laugh over my Mickey Mouse costume. I feel truly blessed to have worked with him AND all of you. God speed.


  • Gwen says:

    My prayers are with the family as you mourn the loss of husband and father. I’m just a bit younger but recall all the times Barry spent at the McCarthy home in Keene with my brother.

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