Dewey Ira Charles Barwis

Sadly we announce the passing of our son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.


Dewey was born in Sask. and answered the call of his country in Juy 1941. He served aboard H.M.C.S. Timmins in 1942 on the Triangle Run until 1943. He was then drafted to the Bangor mine sweeper, Drummonvillle, until 1943, then to the H.M.C.S. Nene, a sub-hunter frigate and convoy escort in the battle of the North Atlantic until the end of th the war in 1945. His next calling was in 1952 aboard H.M.C.S. Athabaskan during the Korean War. He was then stationed at Naden with the P&R.T. branch and was involved with many navy sporting events including coaching hockey and fastball teams. He retired from the navy as a C.P.O. 1st class in 1966. His next occupation was with the D.V.A where he was a counselor for veterans for 22 years.


Dewy and his family settled in Sooke in the early 50’s and have lived there since.


Dewey leaves his mother Merle, sister Esther, loving wife forever Helene, sons Richard (Betsy), Terry (Kathy), and daughter Lee, four grandchildren, Deanna, Tara, Brett, Becky, and nine great grandchildren. To his country he was a hero and to his family a man of courage, integrity, and unquestionable honesty.


He will be dearly missed. A service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Sooke BC, Feb 7th, 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers a donation in Dewey’s name, can be made to Sooke Minor Hockey at Seaparc Rec Centre, Sooke, BC.