Place Name: Barrie Close
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (2000)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Norman, English, Welsh, Irish: locative name perhaps from a French hamlet named with Old French barri ‘rampart’, later applied to a settlement below the rampart of a town.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: Norman, English, Welsh, Irish
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Quebec-born Charles E. Barrie (1876-1940) came to Edmonton in the early 1900s and worked for the Banque d'Hochelaga. Some years later he took a position with the Union Bank of Canada and went on to become the secretary of the Franco-Canadian Loan Company. Barrie started working for the Coal Valley Mining Company in 1922, becoming manager of the company in 1924 and president in 1937. He was a member of St. Joachim's parish, the Knights of Columbus and the Edmonton Club. Barrie Close is in the Blackmud Creek neighbourhood.
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