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Donna Oursler Passes Away

By HeighwayPinball

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    It is with much sadness that I am announcing that Barry Oursler's wife, Donna, passed away today on her way to cancer treatment.

    Both Barry and Donna have been battling cancer for some time now, and many people in this amazing community made donations to help with these treatments.

    The donation site is still active and if anyone would like to make a donation to help with the funeral arrangements, then it would be a huge help to Barry and his family.

    To make a donation, please visit:



    Andrew Heighway


    #2 4 years ago

    That's too bad...

    #4 4 years ago

    Prayers to him and his family. Barry was the first fireside chat I had ever attended back in 99 or 2000. Can't remember which....

    #5 4 years ago

    not good....

    #6 4 years ago

    sad news indeed.

    #7 4 years ago

    Prayers go out to Barry and his family.

    #8 4 years ago


    Sincerest condolences.

    #9 4 years ago

    Sorry to hear.
    Deepest sympathies to the Oursler family.

    #10 4 years ago

    Sad news. RIP.

    #11 4 years ago


    #13 4 years ago

    So sorry to hear this news

    God speed

    #14 4 years ago

    Dammit.. Poor Barry

    Thanks for letting us know

    #15 4 years ago

    Sorry for your loss Barry .

    #16 4 years ago

    sad news. condolences to the Oursler family.

    #18 4 years ago

    very sorry to hear this. RIP.

    #20 4 years ago

    I'm doing a tribute with my Doctor Who pinball machine at Sun Ray Cinema in Jacksonville FL.
    Setting the game up on easier settings and a new pricing setting and to save to donate to the go fund me again.

    #21 4 years ago

    That's really terrible. I'm sorry, Barry. Rest in peace, Donna

    #22 4 years ago

    Sad news.
    Courage Barry !

    #23 4 years ago

    So sad. My thoughts are with Barry and Donna's family.

    #24 4 years ago

    So very, very sorry, Barry.

    #25 4 years ago

    very sad news indeed. prayers and my deepest condolences go out to barry and the rest of his family

    after hearing about barry and donna's plight a few years back, I was shocked to see him at last year's chicago expo (but excited at the same time since I was able to have him autograph a few pieces of a set of the newly run joust playfield plastics that we had just produced)

    donation sent

    #26 4 years ago

    Donation sent. So sad and married so long. Tough to lose your best friend. Maybe a moderator could make this thread sticky for a few days to drive some donations to the funding site? Prayers sent to you Barry and deepest condolences

    #27 4 years ago

    F--k. =(

    #28 4 years ago

    I am so sorry for your loss. We, too, have battled and are battling cancer in our family, and it is awful.

    I hope she had as easy a transition as possible, and that Barry keeps fighting.

    Once again, my condolences. She appears from the photo to have been far too young.

    #29 4 years ago

    I had donated to him previously when I heard he was having issues. I was unaware his wife also had cancer.

    This is so sad to hear. Prayers to you and your family Barry!


    #30 4 years ago

    Barry, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

    #31 4 years ago

    My deepest condulences, Barry.
    Keep fighting.

    #32 4 years ago

    Barry, I am saddened to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your family.

    #33 4 years ago

    Barry , that is very sad to hear .
    We all hoped that that would not happened.
    My deepest condulences . Dont´t give up !

    #34 4 years ago

    #35 4 years ago

    Very sad, Barry, my heart felt condolences.

    7 months later
    #37 4 years ago

    Does anyone know Barry's current situation? His GoFundMe page is still up, last update was seven months ago regarding the death of his wife.

    #38 4 years ago

    he still posts on facebook. He had a heart attack a few months ago, passed out during poker tournament with local friends. He was supposedly going to move to UK, but I think that's changed.

    #39 4 years ago

    Very sorry to hear of this. Prayers to you.

    #40 4 years ago

    My sincerest condolences Barry.

    Believe me I truly do know exactly how you feel. The pain does ease but it will never go away. Looking at the dates on this thread Karen & Donna must have left us at about the same time?

    Please remember Donna for all of the fantastic times you shared and try not to dwell on the things that you might have done better. That is very hard to do but you must try for your own sanity.

    Warmest regards,

    Mike Kalinowski

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