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This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barrington Smith. We will remember him forever.
Posted by duncan smith on February 19, 2021
Eulogies can overeulogise a person but this wasn't so when I listened to the many folk who spoke at Barry's memorial. It confirmed for me what a wonderful, generous, humourous and exceptional person my uncle Barry was. It also demonstrated how many different people had their lives enriched in their knowing of Barry.
What wasn't at the memorial were the thoughts and memories of others who didn't contribute for various reasons, this website rectifies that and allows folk to add writing, pictures, video, music, cartoons and whatever else people might want to add. Please feel free to add stuff yourself or send to me via email at duncan473@btinternet.com.
RIP Barry.

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Posted by duncan smith on February 19, 2021
Eulogies can overeulogise a person but this wasn't so when I listened to the many folk who spoke at Barry's memorial. It confirmed for me what a wonderful, generous, humourous and exceptional person my uncle Barry was. It also demonstrated how many different people had their lives enriched in their knowing of Barry.
What wasn't at the memorial were the thoughts and memories of others who didn't contribute for various reasons, this website rectifies that and allows folk to add writing, pictures, video, music, cartoons and whatever else people might want to add. Please feel free to add stuff yourself or send to me via email at duncan473@btinternet.com.
RIP Barry.
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A post I wrote the day after Barry's zoom memorial (apologies for any offence and parochialism).

Shared by duncan smith on February 21, 2021
MY HUMANE UNCLE BARRY.
It was my uncle Barry’s zoom memorial yesterday. Covidian restrictions have dictated that we now use the internet to replace normal routines of life, and death.

I was a little trepidatious: it was new, it wouldn’t do Barry what he deserved, there would be technological difficulties. And yet it went really well, our human ability to adapt comes to the fore. I was particularly taken by the range of people who knew and spoke about Barry but all related the same essence of what a wonderful human being he was. Barry was a very humane person; he truly considered and respected all others in a positive light (excepting drumf). He was a better human than me.

There is a terrible cost unfolding with this pandemic. Currently the UK has the highest death rates in the world. Any humane government would not only properly consider this and do all they can to reverse things. But so far, since this time last year, they have neither properly considered and certainly not acted in the best interests of her majesty’s subjects.

Any humane government would hang their heads in shame, do the right thing and step aside for more capable, less grubby, less predatory folk to lead this country.

They stand in absolute contrast to my uncle Barry.

https://punch.photoshelter.com/image/I0000bR1GC6xmQpc
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.

Here's a post I wrote the day after hearing of barry's death.

Shared by duncan smith on February 21, 2021
R.I.P. BARRY.
My heart weighs very heavily at the moment because yesterday morning I was woken by a New York detective who told me that my uncle Barry had just died. I have been very close to Barry for all my life and loved talking with him and spending far too infrequent times with him. Our telephone conversations would last for hours ranging over many topics. He taught me much about art, he studied graphic design at the RCA in the 60’s. When he won a Schweppes travelling scholarship Barry chose New York and pretty much stayed there.

Barry never married so my 3 brothers and me are his closest relatives. Over the past 2 days in conversation with various folk, emails, chatrooms and other social media have learnt how he deeply touched many people’s lives. Sadly, as with others, in covidian times his funeral will have few in attendance, don’t yet know NY regulations, but I will be arranging a video link. Somewhat ironic as Barry was very much still in the 20th century with regard to modern communication.

He supported the Baggies, and in his honour they are playing the Villa tomorrow.

He was a very good cartoonist with a distinctive style, he did the cover of Punch a few times. Maybe when I sort through his overflowing apartment I’ll get together an anthology of his cartoons; he kept thinking of and drawing cartoons up to his death.

I have many stories of my times with him. Whenever someone close dies it’s hardest to think that there will be no more stories to be created.

I imagine he is now in conversation with St Peter critiquing the typeface above the pearly gates.



Here’s a link to one Barry's covers for Punch magazine:      https://punch.photoshelter.com/image/I0000gp3dC4GkbMk

Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.