Barry David Ripley of Riverview passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the age of 75 years.
Born in Moncton he was the son of the late Dr. Howard and Edna (Bowden) Ripley. Barry received his degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick and after years of working in Saint John for NB Tel he started his own business Martek where he continued to work for many years prior to his retirement.
Barry was a Karate instructor, good friend and mentor with the Riverview East Karate Club. Barry began Karate training in 1966 while in University and was on the university gymnastics team. He continued his training in Saint John then moved to Moncton in 1974 and was credited for starting Shotokan Karate in NB while teaching in Truro, Sackville and Fredericton. He attained his Black Belt in 1977. Many of Barry's students have gone on to win awards and become 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th ranked dans.
He is survived by his common law wife, Janice Caseley Bannister; her sons, Cory (Casey) Bannister of Barry, ON, Scott Bannister (Melissa) of Moncton and his children, Hannah, Mackenzie and Alexandria; niece, Sara Kugelmass of California.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister, Lydia Kugelmass; brother, Murray Ripley.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 between the hours of 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Donations in Barry's memory made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Carma Cat Rescue or to St. Paul's United Church would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544.
Online condolences may be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Tuttle Brothers and Riverview Funeral Home
at a later date
Fair Haven Memorial Gardens