Streaming of Funeral Service

After watching the service online, if you can leave a guest message to let the family know you have joined into the service, that would be greatly appreciated.

This service will have a password applied once edited (normally within 3 to 5 days following the service), you will then need to contact the family for the password to access.

Following the service, the footage will be posted and you can watch at a later time if you were unable to watch at the time of the service.

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19 comments on “Barry Hickey”

  1. Matthew, Chris, Brian and Laurie and families.
    You and our family now have something in common. We have assisted a family member in their journey through Motor Neurone Disease.
    Mum, Marie Corr, completed her journey through Motor Neurone Disease on 11th November 2007 in Jellicoe Street, Lidcombe .
    I first met Barry Hickey in 1964 when he lived in Platform Street, Lidcombe.
    When I was working at Commonwealth Bank, Burwood Road, Belfield, I remember Barry at the Paint and Paper Store next door.
    As a volunteer for Motor Neurone Diseases Association of NSW, I had planned to assist with fundraising at Sydney Central Railway Station but this has been cancelled because of COVID.
    Deepest Sympathy to you all.
    May Barry Rest In Peace.

  2. This was a beautiful service. Beautifully prepared and presented. The priest explained every part of the service so if you were a believer or a non believer you could follow. Thank you to all family who did the readings and Janet for your reading of the poem. Barry so much loved his gardening. Matt your Eulogy was a wonderful recap of yours and Chris’s life with your Dad. The whole family has done him proud. The church being full said so much about how highly Barry was loved and respected by all who knew him. Thank you Chris and Matt for streaming the service. It meant so much to us Oldies from the CYO Lidcombe group.

  3. This was a beautiful service. Beautifully prepared and executed. The priest fully explained each and every part of the service to all, whether they be a believer or non believer. It was in so many ways a joyous celebration of Barry’s life. To Matthew for your Eulogy and to all the others who contributed via readings, thank you. It’s not an easy thing to do. To see the church so full was an indication of the huge amount of love and respect people felt for Barry. They were true friends not just acquaintances. Thank you for streaming this service as it enabled so many of us unable to travel, due mainly to age, to join in this celebration of Barry’s life and to say Good Bye. My husband, Tony, has known Barry since they were 13 years old and I met Barry when I was 16 years old. We were members of the CYO Lidcombe.

  4. Thank you Matt and Chris and Families for live streaming your Dad’s funeral service. It allowed Barry’s old CYO Lidcombe friends to join in his wonderful service. I, for one, felt as though I was physical in attendance. Matt, your Eulogy described your Dad with excellence. I knew your Mum, Ruth, more as we were in the same class at St. Joachim’s Primary School Lidcombe from 1955 to 1961.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your Families and Brian and Laurie and Families. RIP Barry.

    Marilyn Corr & Family

  5. Dear Matthew, Chris and families,

    Dawn, Paul, Mark, Brooke and myself (Jade is away) were thankful to be able to watch Barry’s service which was in the hands of a priest who gave meaning and comfort to the devastating loss of a loving, beautiful man.

    Sending our love and prayers to you all,


  6. Matthew, Chris, Brian and Laurie. Such a great service to a wonderful man. Matthew your eulogy was well received and brought back many memories of his life. He will be missed by his family and friends, his great array of customers over his many years as a sales rep and the Australian people for his service in the army. RIP Barry.

  7. Thank you for Streaming Barry’s Funeral. The Eulogy was beautiful . My name is Lyn Lynch (Byrnes). I lived in Lidcombe for the first 22 years of my life. I knew Barry very well through the CYO. He was a lovely boy and turned into a lovely man. We caught up 3 years ago at a CYO reunion. So glad we did. I also knew Ruth but not as well as I knew Barry. My thoughts are with you all and Barry would be very proud.

  8. Thank you Matt and Chris for allowing all of Barry’s old friends to honour him by being present at his service via streaming. Matt, you spoke beautifully and, for me, it was like watching a young Barry. He was a lovely young man, full of fun but always a gentleman. We were very worried when he was called up to serve in Vietnam and so, so relieved when he returned. He and Ruth were a great match. I was thrilled to catch up with him again at CYO reunions in recent years. He spoke with such pride about his sons and their families. I’m sure both Barry and Ruth will live on in their family.

    Jan Smith
    Lidcombe CYO 1966 – 1969

  9. To Matthew, Chris, Brian, Laurie and all the Hickey family – that was a beautiful service commemorating a life well-lived.

    One of my earliest memories is going to Sydney airport to see Barry at the time of his service in Vietnam.

    Love Brad

  10. Dear Matthew,

    It was a beautiful service, and it was so lovely hearing about your wonderful dad. What an energetic, engaging man he was.

    Mum and I send out love and thoughts.

    Anna & Glenda (Strike) x

  11. Thank you for a beautiful remembrance of our much loved friend Barry. he will be greatly missed by many.

  12. Thanks for the last 62 years Baz.
    I’m missing you old mate. You will still be with me for the rest of my life. RIP mate.

  13. A beautiful Eulogy Matthew, Barry would have been very proud. We are old CYO friends and will miss his friendship. Love, Noel and Christine Fisher

  14. Dear Matt, Chris and family. Thank you for providing this streaming service of Barry’s funeral. You have lost a good and lovely man and your loss is great. Barry has touch many lives near and far and his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. May his soul find rest and peace.

  15. Dear Matthew, Chris,
    So sorry for the loss of your Dad, that was a lovely service with some fond memories of your Dad from the early days. Please pass on our thoughts to Brian and Laurie and your families.

    Love, Sal and James.

  16. Barry will be greatly missed by all. He lived such a great life and was loved by many. He was a wonderful person.

  17. Sending such love to you all. Barry is such a wonderful Human. We love Barry like a family member and he is going to be greatly missed. I know how much my Dad and Mum, Greg and Marion Harvey will miss him too.
    With all my love always, Jeannie.

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