Bill Barry 1942 - 2015

10/20/15


Bill Barry 1942 - 2015

We were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Bill Barry (William Ross Barry), a long-time friend of the Prairie History Room.

From Will Chabun's article in the October 16 Leader-Post (read the full article here)
Historian Bill Barry shed light on place names, fallen veterans
"Bill Barry devoted much of his life to chronicling the history of Saskatchewan, first on radio and in books and then on the Internet.
'I don't know if it would be for everyone, but it works for me.'
Thus did Bill Barry describe the rewards of being an amateur historian chronicling this province's past. In the process, he became one of the province's best known citizens, with a slew of books to his credit and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal too. . .

Also read Bill's obituary in the Leader-Post, October 17, 2015.

One of Bill's many legacies is the website Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial, a searchable database of Saskatchewan's war dead.

* * *
Bill was always cheerful and extremely knowledgeable as he researched the topics for his many books.
Here is a list of his books concerning Saskatchewan history in the Prairie History Room in the Regina Public Library:

People Places: Saskatchewan and its names
Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1997.
PHR 917.124 003 BARRY
This is the first of the popular set of "People Places" books. It is broken into chapters with themes: First Nations, Railways, People and Places of the World, Canadians All, The Games People Play, Lest We Forget, The Bizarre, And the Beautiful. There is an index at the back to find the page for the place names (e.g. Badgerville, page 16), or people (e.g. Cowie, Isaac, page 150).
.
.
.
.
.

People Places: The Dictionary of Saskatchewan Place Names
Regina: People Places Publishing Ltd., 1998.
PHR 917.124003 BARRY
"Over 4,000 Saskatchewan place names, in a ready-reference, alphabetical format, this comprehensive book is a must for everyone interested in Saskatchewan people, places and history...." Publisher
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Atlas of Saskatchewan Ka-iu Fung, Director and Editor; Bill Barry and Michael Wilson, Assistant Editors; Lawrence Martz, Technical (GIS) Consultant; Gerald Romme, Keith Bigelow, Elise Pietroniro, Computer Cartographers.
Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, 1999.
PHR 912.7124 ATLAS
". . . This research-oriented Atlas aims at providing an authoritative reference on Saskatchewan and a valuable tool for education, research and decision making. . ." Publisher
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

People places : contemporary Saskatchewan place names
by Barry, Bill (William R.)

Regina, Sask. : People Places Publishing, 2003.
PHR 917.124003 BARRY
"The indispensable source for information on Saskatchewan's fascinating place names . . . designed to cover the names that will be encountered by the tourist - both the travelling and the armchair variety . . . . includes thousands of new derivations PLUS an ALL NEW pronunciation guide . . ." Publisher
.
.
.
.
.
.

People places cookbook
by Bill Barry and family

Regina : People Places Publishing, 2000.
PHR 641.5971 24 BARRY
". . . an idiosyncratic, maybe even mildly eccentric collection of recipes and yarns from Bill Barry and his family. You’ll read about Jean Louis Legare and Andy Sebulski, about LaColle Falls and Foxleigh, interspersed with the story of Bill’s transformation from a kitchen klutz into a pretty fair practitioner of the culinary arts. Partly a personal memoir, a bit of a roadmap for the novice, some tantalizing tidbits for the expert, and a whole host of anecdotes for the hayseed in all of us. . . ." Publisher
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Ukrainian people places : the Ukrainians, Germans, Mennonites, Hutterites and Doukhobors and the names they brought to Saskatchewan
by Barry, Bill (William R.)

Regina, Sask. : People Places Publishing Ltd., 2001.
PHR 917.1240014 BARRY
"Ukrainians . . Germans . . Mennonites . . Hutterites . . Doukhobors . . The steppes of eastern Europe were the ancestral homeland for several groups whose desire to find a secure place to develop their agricultural ambitions, to practice their religion, and to live in peace with their neighbours led them to Saskatchewan. . . . they each brought an array of place names to the prairies which reflect both their shared past and their diversity. Ukrainian People Places explores those names and the stories behind them . . ." Publisher
.
.
.
.
.
.
.

Age shall not weary them : Saskatchewan remembers its war dead
by Bill Barry with Doug Chisholm and Beth Parsons

Regina : People Places Pub., 2005.
PHR 355.009227124 BARRY
"Age Shall Not Weary Them tells the story of the almost 5,000 Saskatchewan men and women who gave their lives for Canada in World War II, in Korea and on peacetime operations since the war. Details are provided on each casualty's military service, on their families, and on the geographic features in Saskatchewan's north that have been named in their honour. . ." Publisher
.
.
.
.
.
.

Geographic names of Saskatchewan
by Bill Barry
Regina, Sask. : People Places Publishing, 2005.
PHR 917.124003 BARRY
"... the culmination of more than two decades of research into the magic of our province's place names by author Bill Barry. More than 15,000 names are documented including - for the first time anywhere - thousands of geographic features in the north, special emphasis is given to names with the assistance of First Nations linguists. From Kakinagimak to Kalamazoo, from Penile to Punnichy, from Tiger Lily to Tickville - Geographic Names of Saskatchewan is a thoroughly fascinating look at our names and the people behind them. . . " Publisher


Pingbacks

No Pingbacks for this post yet...

July 2016
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 << <   > >>
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            

This blog will inform you about the new items added to our collection; recommend some of the best online genealogy resources for you to use; and notify you of any upcoming genealogy and heritage-related workshops and events in the Regina community or around province. So remember to bookmark this page or subscribe to one of the RSS feeds so can you always remain up-to-date. And don't forget, we love to hear what you think so don't be shy about leaving your comments!

Get XML feeds whenever this blog is updated!

What are XML feeds?

Search







| Text-only version