Barry Michael Shepel

November 2, 1963 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 57)


Barry Shepel
November 2, 1963 - July 3, 2021


It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Barry Shepel at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Beloved brother of Marie Sopko, Barry passed away at the age of 57.

Viewing will be held at Omega Funeral Home in Portage la Prairie on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.   A funeral service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Portage la Prairie on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Father Richard Ehrmantrant officiating.

Barry was born on November 2, 1963, in Portage la Prairie, son of late Samuel and Jean Shepel. Upon receiving his education Barry moved to Winnipeg where he enjoyed life with family, friends and practiced a strong work ethic.

Barry enjoyed the simple things in life, the beauty of nature, daily walks, hockey, reading history and discussing world events. Barry is known as a kind, honest, gentle, and fun-loving person with a great sense of humour, and a true Winnipeg Jets fan. He had an amazing memory for historical dates and events.

Predeceased by his parents he leaves to mourn his passing his sister Marie of Calgary, Alberta and several cousins and great cousins.

Should friends so desire memorable donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, c/o Marie Sopko, 6 Rock Lake Heights NW, Calgary, Alberta.

Messages of condolence may be made online at

A special message to Barry from his sister Marie: All the great times we have had are solid in my memory. I will love and cherish you forever my beautiful brother. You are now at peace with the Lord and will be deeply missed. You will live in people’s hearts forever.


A HEARTFUL Thank You to all the many friends and family who expressed their condolences through many

acts of kindness, cards, flowers, memorable tree certificates and donations

in the loss of my beloved brother, Barry Shepel.  

To Father Richard Ehrmantrant for his comfort and beautiful service,

the ICU doctors and nurses at St. Boniface General Hospital for their excellent care,

and to the Omega Funeral Home staff for their comfort and professional services.

 A special thank you and may God Bless you all.  Sister, Marie 






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Graveside Service
July 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Hillside Cemetery
River Lot 22 49 Parish
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0L2

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