Barry Allan Midwinter, 64, of Chaska, MN died early Thursday morning, October 24th, at Hennepin County Medical Center of unexpected health complications. He was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Midwinter, father and mother in law Allan and Lois McKitrick, and sister in law Carol Midwinter. He is survived by his beloved wife Roberta Midwinter, children Charles (Maria Almli) Midwinter, Marianne (Sylvain) Pagerit and Matthew (Allison) Midwinter, grandchildren Solomon, Nova, Charlotte, Ariadne Midwinter and Diana Pagerit, father Allan Midwinter, brother Brian Midwinter, sister in law Kathy (Peter) Wolos, brother in law Tim (Brenda) McKitrick, nephews and nieces Parker Midwinter, Leslie (Chris) Anderson and son Phoenix, Thomas “Tom” (Lehaina Andrews) Wolos and daughter Danae, Victoria (Nolan) Smith and multiple loving family and dear friends in the United States, Canada and France
Barry was a man of many talents. Over the course of his life, he was an accountant & financial planner, an entrepreneur and later a securities trader. But first and foremost, he was always devoted father and husband. His first priority was always the wellbeing of his family. He demonstrated this time and time again by putting the needs of his wife, children, and grandchildren above his own, whether that meant deferring some of his personal dreams, dropping everything to drive across states, or pausing his career to support his wife and children. His love and pride for his family was clear every time he spoke to one of his children of their most recent triumphs or tribulations, glanced at his wife and partner, or played with one of his five grandchildren. Barry was an inherently kind and supportive man, a provider, and fiercely proud of his family.
Barry was born December 26th, 1954 in Selkirk, Manitoba to Allan and Bernice Midwinter. As a boy he loved chess and was an enthusiastic practitioner of Judo. He joined the Canadian Reserves at 18, making the rank of Lieutenant and earning a scholarship to the University of Toronto. He ultimately earned a degree in computer science from Brandon University as well as the prestigious Governor General’s Gold Medal in that subject. He then obtained the degree of Chartered Accountant from the University of Manitoba. While at Brandon University he met the love of his life, Roberta Midwinter. The two married and moved to Winnipeg where they had three children, Charles, Marianne, & Matthew. The family moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1989, and later to Chaska, Minnesota in 1995, where Barry and Roberta stayed until his death.
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Visitation 5-7 PM Sunday (11/3) at Huber Funeral Home, 16394 Glory Lane, Eden Prairie. Memorial service 11 AM Monday (11/4) with visitation starting at 10 AM also at Huber Funeral Home.
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Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970