In his 85th year.

Peace after a long illness.

Loved husband of Elaine.

Loved father and father-in-law of Gary (dec.), Wendy and Phil Marney, Kris (dec.) and Karen, Jake and Emma.

Loved Popeye, great Popeye and great great Popeye of 19.

Peacefully sleeping

Family and friends of BARRY are invited to attend a Service to celebrate his life at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on SATURDAY (February 20) commencing at 10.30a.m.

Private Cremation



Funeral Notice

ServiceFebruary 20, 2021 - 10:30 am217 Raglan Pde Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park ChapelView live stream

SEARLE – Family and friends of BARRY are invited to attend a Service to celebrate his life at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on SATURDAY (February 20) commencing at 10.30a.m. Private Cremation


  1. Thinking of you and your Family Elaine on the passing of Barry.

    Vicki Anders February 23, 2021
  2. My sincere condolences to you all.

    Carol Dalziel February 23, 2021
  3. I have just watched the service for Barry streamed from Guyetts. Wendy, you sure did your dad proud with a wonderful delivery; and the family/friends who put this fitting farewell service together. To Elaine and Barry’s family, my condolences. Barry influenced many Lives. When Kris was about ten he brought a live snake to school; Many visits to the Oasis saw my dread of snakes lessen as Barry and Kris educated me. I gifted my very tame sulphur crested cockatoo to the zoo.Many stories have been told about great times with Barry during the past week as people shared their memories. Vale Barry. Glenda Hirth.

    Glenda Hirth February 20, 2021
  4. RIP Barry .I have many fond memories of your wildlife park and the Dunkeld school camp you were a pioneer.

    Peter Meddings February 20, 2021
  5. Wendy and Family
    Thinking of you at this sad time. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Robyn and James Cue

    Robyn Cue February 19, 2021
  6. Elaine & family, my sincere sympathy on Barry’s recent passing. Many an enjoyable hour talking over a coffee at Ranidale.

    Shirley Harlock February 16, 2021
  7. R.I.P Barry. Condolences to Elaine and family.
    Brian Barnett oam

    Brian Barnett oam February 16, 2021
  8. Elaine & Family
    Very sad to read of Barry’s passing.

    Barry Goldsmith February 16, 2021
  9. Barry liked to say “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight , it’s the size of the fight in the dog “. Barry was a fighter. RIP cousin.

    Ray Zanos February 15, 2021
  10. Elaine, it is with sorrow we learnt of Barry’s passing. Happy memories resurfaced of our time at the Annexe and beyond with Barry as colleague and friend. Memories of Josephine coiled in Barry’s lap, then stretching the length of the staffroom table past the transfixed gaze of the staff. At the Pearly Gates we hope he isn’t disappointed there are no serpents in Heaven. Perhaps the gardener in Eden can use his services. Rest peacefully Barry.

    Ross and Daina Gray February 15, 2021
  11. Very sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. I have many happy memories of working with him in the P.E Department at Warrnambool Tech and of course at the Dunkeld Camp. Condolences to Elaine and family.

    Peter Fry February 15, 2021
  12. So sorry for your loss Elaine, Donald loved catching up with Barry on the CB on our trip around Australia all those years ago, Barry was the first person he would try to call up where ever we were and Jessey still talks about the witch that laughed in middle of the night and seeing Emus and playing Yahtzee all night. i was very thankful for the info he gave me regarding keeping my python, and all the animal knowledge he had. we still think of you both often and have nothing but happy memories. Love always Donald Rhonda & Jessey Banks

    Rhonda Banks February 14, 2021
  13. My love to you Elaine and your family. wonderful memories of Barry in younger days.

    Rhonda Myers February 14, 2021
  14. Barry it was great to be part of your journey of endurance and determination with you and your family during our time together teaching at Warrnambool Technical School (Brauer college ) and beyond .

    Remembering the beings at Raglan Parade – the Retile Park – Grounds Manager at Tarone
    and times of reflection at Merrivale Drive all with Elain and the children.

    You will always remind us of your passion for the out -doors both fauna and flora all of which you experienced from the heights of the Grampinans to the depths of the Southern Ocean.
    You were the keeper of the Tech school- boys football team song as student and teacher .
    The beginning of a New Life with no pain Purdy’s

    john and Heather Purdy February 14, 2021
  15. To Wendy,Phil and Elaine and family
    Sending my condolences to you all the loss of Barry. Kevin Spencer

    Kevin spencer February 13, 2021
  16. Elaine & Family
    So sad to read of Barry’s passing. He would have fought to the last I’m sure and achieved so much in his life. Happy memories! Fond regards. Bob & Rosalie

    Robert & Rosalie Newnham February 13, 2021
  17. R.I.P. Barry. Regular visits to your wildlife park when we were growing up are some of our best memories. Watching you milk the snakes was a highlight, and I’m sure that’s where my brothers passion for wildlife was born. Deepest sympathy to your family at this sad time. Treasure every precious memory. 🙏🏼🕷🦎🐍🦅🪱🐊🦜

    Belinda Watts February 13, 2021