Barry was born August 11, 1939 in Peterborough, ON passed away February 17, 2021at 7:00 am at his home in Victoria with Edna at his side.

Barry was born to Dennis and Olwen Traynor (deceased).  Barry resided in Peterborough until 1961 at which

time he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  His career with the Force took him to Nova Scotia, H Division for 5 years; Saskatchewan F Division in Swift Current, SK and Saskatoon for 7 years, and the rest of his distinguished career at HQ, Ottawa till 1984 when he joined the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) until his retirement in 1993.  Barry was the recipient of a Long Service Medal with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In his career, Barry guarded Pope John Paul II and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.  Barry lived his life with a profound sense of duty and respect for all.

Barry was a dedicated Dad to three sons: Darryl (Estelle), Michael (Nancy) and Andrew, all residing in Ottawa and daughter, Janelle (Kevin) of Washington, DC.  Granddaughter, Emily Traynor of DC, Grandsons: Matthew, Rhys, Owen, Jakob and Will Traynor, all of Ottawa. Barry is survived by brother, Brent (Barb) of Newcastle, ON; sisters, Megan (Tom) Endicott and Gaye (Wayne) Campanaro of Peterborough, ON.

Barry, a true gentleman,a man of his word and was greatly admired for his character, integrity, humility, unwavering moral standards, and above all true love of his wife, Edna.  It was during his service in Saskatoon where he met

Edna and they remained friends for over 30 years. It was in 2008 where his joy for life was renewed. Barry moved to Victoria, BC to take up a new life with Edna where they were married on Edna’s birthday August 12, 2011.  They shared more faith, adventures, experiences, laughter and love than most people share in a lifetime.  They truly enjoyed the best years of their lives cruising, dancing and travelling to

over 40 countries and spending winter months in AZ, CA .He is saddened to leave behind, the love of his life, best friend and wife of 9 years. He was most grateful each and every day that he was blessed with love, support and faith.

Barry became a beloved stepfather to Mary Alice Webb (StevenHaws) Victoria, Gerard (Corinne) McCarthy, Kelowna and Anita McCarthy, Gold Coast, Australia as well as five step grandsons and seven step great grandchildren. Barry never met a stranger.  He could strike a conversation with anyone and share laughter.  He never missed an opportunity to gather with colleagues/friends when returning to Ottawa for visits. He spent his entire life being himself and anyone would be grateful to have a friend like him.


Barry was a Life Member of Orleans Kinsmen, RCMP Vets,

Victoria and Pillar Society of CSIS.  He was awarded the “Neighbourhood Mayor” award in Orleans.  He had a great love of hunting with his father at Traynors’ Camp, which dates back to his childhood and in later years, with his cousins.


Barry left this world with nothing unsaid and knowing that he lived an exciting life, full of adventure and love, a life truly blessed by the Grace of God.  He often said we should be as lucky and as fortunate as he.

Barry wishes to thank family, co-workers and friends for the many meaningful tributes paid during his illness. One common thread in these tributes, his apparent love for Edna and the happiness she brought to his life. Our thanks to Dr. Franco and his cardiac team for giving Barry and I more time to enjoy.  Thank you also to Dr. J. Aiken, all hospice and BC Cancer Agency nurses and doctors, Saanich Community Nurses and staff.  Thank you.

He prays everyone will remember him as an honest, fun loving man.  Until we meet again, may God bless you and hold you in

His hands and comfort you with memories of love, laughter and fun shared.

Cremation has taken place.  His final resting place will be Beechwood National Memorial Centre, Ottawa and shared with Edna at Royal Oak Columbarium.  Barry’s Celebration of Life will be post COVID, details will be announced:  Sacred Heart Church, 4040 Nelthorpe St., Victoria and at Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood, Ave., Ottawa, ON.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Ron Yeomans

    Ron and Barbara Yeomans

    Barb and I have fond memories our visits with Barry and Edna each time their Ports of Call included Halifax, N.S. I label it a privilege to have known Barry as Troop Mate (“M” Troop) 1961. I’m so thankful for the passed “M” Troop re-unions we shared.

  • Gilles JOBIN

    I got to know Barry during our RCMP training in Regina, Sk. in 1961. I saw him a few times afterwards during meetings of former members of “M” Troop. He has always been an exceptional person, always smiling and kind. My condolences to Barry’s family. My prayers are with you.

    Gilles Jobin
    Quebec, Qc.

  • Bill Ormshaw (17692–Retd)

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Barry’s passing. He was a good friend and we shared good memories. Deepest sympathies to his family. His laugh will always remain with me.

  • Gil & Louise Yard

    Dear Edna and family; Louise and I are deeply saddened by the news of Barry’s passing. He was one of the good guys and will be sorely missed when members of “M” Troop gather and reminisce. His passing just shy of the 60th anniversary of our “band of brothers” is both sad and hard to take! You are in our thoughts.

  • Doug Dymond

    Today I just learned of Barry’s passing and I am sending sincere condolences to the family. I have known and worked with Barry for many years as well as a close resident in Queenswood Heiights in Orleans. Barry was always a contributor and organizer both in the work setting and in the community. His outgoing personality made sure everyone could approach him and come away with a smile. Rest In Peace big buy.

  • Gary F. Compton

    Dear friends and family of Barry Traynor
    It is with very fond memories of his smile and the twinkle in his eyes that I wish to express my sincere condolences. I trust that your many friends and family will bring comfort at this time.

    Barry and I worked together in the new intelligence service. I later worked with Janelle who may remember me from my days in the building on Blair and Olivier. Strange as it may seem, I also had an occasion very recently to meet one of Barry’s sons, now a sergeant in the RCMP. We met at Community Pentecostal at a funeral for a relative.

    Thinking of you folks

  • Iwona & Marv Mooney

    It was with a heavy heart that we received word that Barry had passed away. We both had occasion to work with Barry and share many happy, positive memories of those times. Looking forward to a final farewell at the Prescott, in safer times.

  • Barbara Anne Gibbons

    Edna, so glad you and Barry became such nice customers at the Hudson’s Bay – always looked forward to you both coming in. Saddened indeed to know that Barry is no longer coming in to see me but please keep in contact. Thoughts and good prayers to you and all your wonderful family oxox

  • Ruggles Pritchard

    Dear Andre and Janelle,
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  • Charles R Greene

    To the Traynor family – I met Barry in Sydney NS when he arrived after training in Regina. Our paths crossed again in Ottawa as we lived in Queenswood Heights in the 70’s and thru work at CSIS in the 1980’s. Barry always had a kind word. My sincere condolences to all. Dick Greene

  • Kristy McDougall (Young)

    Daryl, Mike, Andrew and Janelle, My thoughts are with you all during this challenging time. We have all known each other for a very long time back to Prestwick days and block parties and your Dad was always such a great guy…I was always happy to see him through the years. Hugs to you all.

  • Jack Rae

    I worked with Barrie in Saskatoon – lots of interesting times. Caught up with later in HQ and Queenswood Heights. Rest in Peace

  • Duke MacInnis

    Barry was a great guy and a knowledgeable trainer. When things got tough you could always count on him to lighten your load with his humour. His smile lit up the workplace. This was the case for students and staff alike.
    To his family and many friends–he will be greatly missed!

  • Lee Davies

    Barry was a great guy, full of laughter and good humour. A very good trainer who left an impression with all of his students and a colleague with whom it was a pleasure to work. I was saddened to learn of his illness and my prayers are with his family

  • Robert Hartley

    I was sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. I remember having many dealings with Barry while I was in Finance. He was well respected. So sorry for your loss. Bob Hartley Halifax,NS

  • Doug Armstrong

    I met Barry when we were fellow members of the Kinsmen Club of Orleans. Barry was a good friend to me, always helpful, sporting a cheerful smile, and making my year as President a lot easier. And, he was the only person I knew whose favorite beer was Labatt 50! My deepest condolences for your loss.

  • Donna McDonald

    The entire Traynor family, I was so sad at Barry’s passing. I met Barry at work in 1975 and have enjoyed his wit and humour for 46 years. Edna, I really enjoyed meeting and talking with you when you’d come to Ottawa and the old training gang would get together. We’ll miss is happy face at the table. Many fond memories and lots of laughs.

  • Ralph Mahar

    Barry was an excellent training officer who made each candidate welcome, was generous in sharing his personal experience & wisdom and worked hard to prepare young intelligence officers for success. His sense of humour was legend, and his goodness was ever-present and unconditional. He served Canada with distinction & effect and his legacy includes the hundreds of police officers / intelligence officers who were fortunate to learn from him, and who went on to serve & protect our country… Rest In Peace, Barry… You will be missed, my friend…

  • Madeline Houghton

    Condolences to Barry’s family, sorry for your loss.
    From his cousin in Ontario.
    Kathleen Boyle, Madeline Houghton, Doreen Nobes, Colleen Rioux, Debbie Ayotte and Family’s

  • Courtney Gibson

    To the Traynor family it’s with a heavy heart I’m reading about the passing of such a great gentleman. It as an honor knowing Mr. Traynor while growing up in Orleans. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire family. RIP gentle soul.

  • Lynn Fontaine

    I knew Barry in 1986 in Headquarters. He was a most respected person. He was always interested in people’s lives and his smile and laughter were engaging. He loved his family and life in general. My sincere condolences to his family.

  • Betty and Dave Taylor and Family

    I was very saddened to see Barry’s obituary this morning. Barry was our neighbour on Lefebvre Way for many years and he was always there to lend a helping hand. Although he’s been gone from here for years, we still think of him fondly…he watched out for my mom and dad while we were at work…thank you Barry…God speed

  • Don and Marion Mumby

    We were so saddened to hear that Barry had passed away. A friend, neighbor and co-worker, he was always genial and pleasant. We will fondly remember him as “the Mayor of Prestwick Drive”.

  • Gregory Le Grand

    What a great guy. I met him through the numerous training courses I took and I always looked forward to having Barry as my trainer. I loved his infectiousness. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Lori Baker

    I will always remember Barry as a larger than life pillar of our community of Queenswood Heights. My condolences and those of my sons, Dave and Jeff, to the Traynor family on this sad occasion. RIP Barry.

  • Rosie Bowman

    Barry you as a great man Edna. I very much respected him. Mostly I loved his laugh…. he was warm and caring. You know where to find me in the lonely days ahead…. much love….Rosie

  • Greg Savicky, Renfrew ON

    My condolences to Barry’s family. He trained alot of us both in the RCMP and CSIS and his laughter and humour was contagious. My prayers are with him.

  • Sean Troy

    Barry was like a big brother to all of us who grew up with him on Aylmer St. He came from a wonderful family. Sean

  • Barry and Marlene Wood

    Dear Edna and family, we are very saddened at Barry’s passing. It was great to be able to video chat with him the evening prior. Barry will be missed by all of us who worked with him and treasured his acquaintance, he was a wonderful co-worker and an outstanding person to have as a friend.

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