Barry Bourquin | News, Sports, Jobs
Nov 24, 1957 – Jan 28, 2023
Barry A. Bourquin—–65, Minot, died peacefully at his home on Friday January 28, 2023.
Barry Allan Bourquin was born on November 24, 1957 to Louis and Marjorie (Phillips) Bourquin in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was raised and educated in Estevan, SK where he graduated from Estevan Comprehensive School. As a child he accompanied his family and relatives on many trips to England. During his teenage years, Barry had many hobbies he enjoyed including band, golf and tennis, as well as being active in the Christian Service Brigade and as a volunteer for the local fire department. He furthered his education by attending Minot State University. While at MSU, he was active in the college band and choir, where he met the love of his life, Marie Hagen.
On August 12, 1978, Barry was married to Marie in Minot, ND. They settled in Minot where they raised their sons Nathan, Colton and Sutton. Aside from being a husband and father, Barry worked as a loss prevention manager at K-Mart in Minot for over 30 years. He then delivered for the Minot Daily News and eventually worked at Scheels Sportartikel until his retirement. After his retirement, Barry spent many days looking after his grandchildren whenever the need arose.
Barry was a longtime member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and it played a big part in his life. He loved the Bethany choir, of which he was a member for almost 45 years until his death. His passion for music extended beyond the church. Over the years he has played many solos and duets at weddings, funerals and various events with his wife Marie and was an excellent trombonist.
He enjoyed the family’s annual lake excursion to Red Wing Lodge in Walker, MN where he played many rounds of golf over the years. His love of golf also included weekly rounds at the local golf courses in Minot, as well as annual trips to California to watch tournaments and enjoy the beautiful golf courses. Always an avid reader, he looked forward to his daily drive and coffee run. His children and grandchildren were the highlight of his life and he cherished every moment with them. You will love and miss her forever “Father”.
Barry is survived by:
Sons: Colton (Courtney) Bourquin and Sutton (KayLee) Bourquin; grandchildren: Declan Bourquin, Luca Bourquin, Avery Bourquin, Emersyn Bourquin and Caden Bourquin;
Stepmother: Ruth Bourquin, Estevan, SK, Canada
Sister: Donna Lynn Godfrey, Saskatoon, SK, Canada;
In-laws: Gloria Hauge, Kathleen Sherwood, Jeanette (John) Festvog, Nadine (Bryan) Holmly;
Nieces and nephews: Curtis Hauge, Heidi (Scott) Oppegard, Eric Festvog, Ian Holmly, Evan Holmly, Nelson Godfrey (Jennifer), Connor Godfrey (Kayli) and Spencer Godfrey. Numerous great nieces and nephews.
Before Barry died his wife Marie, son Nathan, parents Louis and Marjorie Bourquin, mother and father-in-law Ruth and Gerald Hagen, brothers-in-law Bruce Sherwood and Carroll Hauge, and niece Carmen Bowden.
Visitation: There will be no verification as the cremation took place, but friends may sign the guest list one hour before the church service on Friday.
Memorial Service: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot. The service will be streamed live and is available at www.Bethanylutheranchurch58701.com
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Published by The Minot Daily News, February 1, 2023.