Barry Pearce died peacefully in his Bunker Hill home at the age of 76 on May 15, 2015.
He was born Feb. 17, 1939, in Feckenham, England, the only son of Albert William and Margaret Phyllis (Painter) Pearce. He was a retired Aircraft Mechanical Engineer and served in the Royal Air Force 1956-1968. Barry worked for the same airline for more than 35 years: Transair/PWA/Canadian Airlines/Air Canada.
Barry is survived by his wife, Judith (Moose) Pearce.
Barry had three children, Jean Pearce, Nicola Pearce, Steven Pearce and added a fourth with the adoption of Wendy Pearce; daughter-in-law, Elysia (Edwards) Pearce and son-in-law, Ron Kerscher; nine grandchildren, Noah, Kyle, Roman, Ava, Megan, Natasha, Raven, Brendan and Holly; and nine great-grandchildren, Michael, Ellie, Drake, Vincent, Issac, Joseph, Eli, Lynne and Jaiden.
Well loved and respected around the world, Barry Pearce leaves this world with no regrets to start his eternal life with those who have passed before him. We will all see Barry again someday and hold him in our hearts and memories till we meet again.
At Barry’s request, no funeral services will be held; instead a BBQ in Bunker Hill will be announced at a later date. Also there will be a celebration of life for Barry Pearce in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, dates are not set yet.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bunker Hill Area Ambulance Service (123 S. Washington St., Bunker Hill IL 62014, 618-585-2500)
Marks Mortuary in Wood River was in charge of arrangements.