BARIK – Dr. Srikanta Narayan

Date of Birth: August 1, 1931

Date of Death: February 19, 2019

Dr. Srikanta Narayan Barik (1931-2019), MBBS (Calcutta Medical College), FRCS (England), LMCC (Canada), orthopedic surgeon, general surgeon, and general practice, passed away at the Wolseley Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, of respiratory and heart failure, and aspiration pneumonia.
Dr. Barik arrived in Canada from England in 1967 during Canada’s Centennial. After attaining his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees, he worked in Nagaland, India (1950s), Rotherham and Sheffield, England (1960s), Porcupine Plains, SK (1967-1969), Grenfell, SK (1969-1984) and Yorkton, SK (1984-2001). Dr. Barik was forced to retire early due to a major cerebral stroke. Dr. Barik loved medicine, it was his only true passion in life.
He was most proud of achieving the Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in February 1968.
Dr. Barik was the classic country doctor. He touched many lives all over the world in many ways. Generous to many charities and even built a school for girls in his ancestral village of Jara, West Bengal, India. He loved adventure, travel, cooking, gardening and the stock market. He will be missed by many. Dr. Barik was a true helper at heart, but found it difficult to ask for help right down to his last breath.
Dr. Barik is survived by his son, Kollol Sonny Barik (Shreyashi Barik), and granddaughter, Sonia Maya Barik.