Barry Keen

barry_keenBarry Alfred George Keen died suddenly on 29th June 2012, aged 61 years.

Longstanding and much respected local businessman, Barry founded Barbers shop in St Neots Market Square in 1987 after moving from the Barbers Shop in Cross Keys Mews, which he established in 1985.

Barry was a man who lived a very active, full and action-packed life. He had a good positive attitude with everything he did and was so well loved across the community. He was a founding member of St Neots model flying club and was also a member of St Neots St Mary’s Rotary club.

He leaves his partner of 25 years Jill Bundy, 36-year old twins Barry and Daniel and son Jason, 40, and step children Louise Bundy, 31, Gemma Manton, 29, and James Bundy, 27.

Barry also leaves behind grandchildren Hannah, 11, Riley, 9, Jamie, 7, Sonny, 7, Oscar, 4, Morgan, 2, and step Grandchildren Joshua Manton, 9, Katie Manton, 7, Bayley Gilbert, 8, and Taylor-Mai Gilbert, 5, and his first wife Caroline.

Barry’s funeral service took place on Monday 16th July 2012.

Donations are still being accepted to benefit Papworth Hospital Charity, and can be left at the shop or sent c/o Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services, Gate Lodge, Cemetery Road, St Neots, PE19 2BX. Tel (01480) 471001.


Personal Tributes

There are 21 tributes.

  1. Mike and Jackie says:

    We only met Barry a few all too brief times over the last few years, but it was enough for us to be impressed by his engaging personality and friendly smile. We shall miss him.

  2. Julian Staughton says:

    Barry was my boss in the late 80’s/early 90’s and was always very supportive, warm, understanding and compassionate. You will be greatly missed. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Rest in peace. Julian.

  3. Barry, you were a fantastic hair sylist, thank you for taming my ‘mop’ for all those years! You always welcomed your customers with a cheery grin and sent them away feeling great with their chosen style. You will be very sadly missed in the community, and by your lovely family. I feel so sad to have to say a final ‘goodbye and God bless.’ Rest in peace, Linda and Phil

  4. Carol Whamond says:

    Total respect for a true gent. A master of his craft who generously passed on his knowledge to many, my thoughts are with you Jill and your family. X

  5. Bob Southall says:

    Always enjoyed your company both on and off motorbikes. I will forever remember this year’s superb biking holiday in Scotland together. I will miss you so much.

  6. Joe and Fay says:

    We have so many happy memories of having a laugh and joke with Barry who was our really good friend and neighbour in Spain. We are so pleased you made it to Scotland this year and loved the whole experience. Things won’t be the same without you Barry – we will really miss you but we are so glad we got to know you. Till we meet again……

  7. Anonymous says:

    Joe and Josie neighbours in Spain, will miss seeing Barry in his garden always smiling, enjoying working, and we will miss waving to him as we drive past the Villa or chatting in the Supermarket. God Bless.

  8. Michael Keen says:

    Goodbye from me bruv..I can’t believe you’ve gone..

  9. Michael Keen says:

    Rip Barry..We will miss you..Mum & Michael..

  10. Laura Bundy says:

    Missing you lots. I laugh and cry at the memories we shared with you. Thank you for teaching me so much. I am very grateful. Miss you Barry xxx

  11. Ray Tunnah says:

    As we all travel on the journey of life our lives are enriched by those we meet on our way. When you have been fortunate enough to have met somebody like Barry with his understanding insight and sense of humour you know you have met a genuinely good person, somebody who is a role model. Barry as you go on your final journey alone our thoughts go with you, but you live on in our hearts and minds with those memories we hold. I’m going to miss you.

  12. James Bundy says:

    Barry the great man that brought me up and show me how to fish, ride a bike, a bit of DIY and the man I am today.
    When Barry listen to music he would start with abit of air guitar or the tapping on the steering wheel are some of the small things that i am going miss the most, along with lots of other great times. One of the best blokes in the world. Will be sadly missed. Lots of love and alway in my heart.

  13. Gemma manton says:

    Thankyou Barry for everything you have done for us and bringing us up as your own, I will be the first to admit I never once made it easy for you but feel very sad that i never took the opportunity 2 say thank you when i had the chance and told you I love you. I can’t put into words how sad I, josh and Katie feel and how much we are all gonna miss you. Bye barry/grumps Xxxxxxxxx

  14. Hannah, David, Amelia and Reece says:

    Our thoughts are with the whole family at this very said time. On the few occasions I (Hannah) met Uncle Barry, they were great. A fun loving man who clearly thought the world of his family. You will be missed. (Especially if I need to dance with someone at a family do) xxxx

  15. Vicky and Martin says:

    Very happy memories of a really lovely person. Great fun times spent in your company . Thanks for being a friend. XX

  16. Christine Tunnah says:

    Thanks for your patience with the skiing! Wouldn’t have managed it without you. You helped make some wonderful memories with friends that will miss you.

  17. Frances and Mike says:

    So many memories of you Barry, all the events, times in Norfolk and Suffolk, the dressing up, bbq’s, our trip to Paris for your 50th! And your DIY that made us laugh till we cried!! We can’t believe you’re gone, hope we meet again xxx

  18. Caroline Egerton and says:

    So sorry to hear your sad news our love to all the family xx

  19. Sonia Stokes says:

    A truly great friend, all happy memories and good times shared together, I will miss you so much, thanks for our friendship and all the cuddles that you offered so freely, god bless you Barry x

  20. Louise says:

    Thank you Barry for all the good times and always being there if we ever needed anything. We love you and will miss you dearly. Love Louise, Pete, Bayley and Taylor Mai xxx

  21. Claire Keen says:

    A wonderful dad, father in law and Grumps. We are all missing you so much right now and it seems so unfair to have lost you this way and this soon. A wonderful man with such a kind heart 🙁 I have so many happy memories of you but then I come back to the boys and it makes me so sad to think of them growing up without their beloved Grumps. You adored them and that love was returned a million times over. Love you and miss you so much x

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