Gerald Frederick “Bud” Gariepy

March 10, 1928 - March 3, 2023

Funeral Details: Private Family Arrangements

Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2023 at the IOOF Seniors Home in Barrie, Ontario.  Bud was born on March 10, 1928 in Belleville, Ontario.  He was the youngest of five children and grew up in the family home on Albert Street in Belleville.  In 1951, Bud married Barbara Jean Harrison of Belleville and together, they made their home and raised their son David in Toronto and Mississauga, Ontario.  For many years, they spent their vacations at the family cottage on the Trent River near Frankford where Bud enjoyed fishing and visiting with family and friends.  Upon retiring, Bud and Barb moved to Sandy Cove near Barrie where they made friends and had a happy retirement.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife Barb who passed away in 2003.  Bud was also the last surviving member of his family which consisted of his parents Joseph “Fred” and Ellen Gariepy of Belleville, and his older brothers and sisters Helen Turner, Don Gariepy, Audrey Willis and Mel Gariepy.  Bud is survived by his son David of Bragg Creek, Alberta and David’s family.  At Bud’s request, there will be no service.  Interment at the Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Frankford, Ontario will take place at a later date.  Donations to the IOOF Seniors Homes in Barrie or the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie would be appreciated by the family.  Arrangements and cremation have been entrusted to Peaceful Transition, Barrie.  Online memories and condolences may be shared at

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  • James Wickson
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Reply


    Robin and I are thinking of you today. Your dad seemed to have a full and long life.

    I thought male children got their hair from their Mother’s side. I think I was misinformed !!

    This is a very nice write up on Bud..

    Jim Wickson

  • Cheryl Graham
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Reply

    Sounds like your Dad had a “Peaceful Transition” onwards. I will always remember his smile, chuckle, loving his dogs over the years and enjoyment of shopping (My Mom always enjoyed doing that with him, while your Mom and my Dad a few times enjoyed a beverage while waiting for them). Thinking of you and your family at this “different” time.

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