Death of Barry Jarvis - updated

Barry Jarvis

We regret to inform colleagues of the sad death of Barry Jarvis, a long-serving member of EEAST who most recently worked as an HR advisor.

The information below has been supplied by Barry's wife, Sarah, and we share it with her consent.

Barry Jarvis (Baz), 25/11/1961 – 18/12/2020 (Aged 59)
In 1984, Barry trained as a Paramedic in the London Ambulance Service before moving to EEAST.  Barry not only supported patients and colleagues throughout his career, he was also an active trade unionist, supporting hundreds of members.  Barry went on to complete mediation training which enabled him to further help and support colleagues in another way. Those who attended the mediation training with Barry were in for a treat, Barry was chosen to undertake role play in a mock mediation session and using his amateur dramatic skills he certainly went to town bringing tears of joy to his colleagues.

 Most recently Barry joined the HR department as a HR advisor, whilst of course continuing to support colleagues across the Trust in a Union capacity.  Barry was involved in so many Projects representing the HR Team, including Building Better Rotas, HR Policy Group, Payroll Group, QCIP projects including secondment and temporary redeployment his knowledge, commitment, and passion for everything he was involved in was second to none.  Barry also took a lead role in the Trust’s NHS Terms and Conditions Group, what Barry did not know about NHS Ts and Cs probably does not exist.

Barry always worked with great pride, was incredibly kind to all he worked with and treated everyone he met with compassion.

Barry’s desire to support and help others also extended into his family life. When Barry married Sarah, he gained a large, diverse family whom he loved spending time with. He spent many cold nights and weekends with his son AJ at football training, running the line and encouraging the team as a whole. More recently, Barry continued to support AJ with his football whilst he was in America and the two spent many nights watching coordinated football matches, which usually involved Barry and AJ’s beloved Norwich City.

Barry’s ability to bring joy and happiness to other’s lives extended into village life. He was a school governor, frequently played Father Christmas at the local pre-school and of course not forgetting the panto dame. Barry was a huge personality, always wanting to make people smile. He was there for all and will never be forgotten.

This has been a huge loss for everyone who knew Barry and the family want to thank everyone for their kind messages and support at this incredibly difficult time.

Barry’s funeral will be held on 7th January 2021 at 13:45 hrs. Sadly due to current restrictions which only allow 30 people to attend, this will be a private service.
Any people wishing to attend can form a guard of honour outside, whilst maintaining social distance measures at:

Mintlyn Crematorium
Lynn Road
Kings Lynn
PE32 1HB

For those that are unable to attend, a live webcast can be accessed on the day via the following link and login details:

Login: Pona2879
Password: 652270

Colleagues can also make a donation to the RSPB and The Norfolk Hospice (Tapping House) through this web 

Barry Jarvis, a legend that will never be forgotten by anyone who had the privilege of meeting him.


Published 19th December 2020
Updated 31st December 2020