Barry passed away peacefully on August 12 surrounded by family and friends in Crofton, BC.
Barry was born in New Westminster, BC on September 3, 1947. He was predeceased by his mother Lorrene and his father Albert. Survived by his wife Kathy, siblings Terry (Bonnie). Janet and Delbert (Roberta), children, Troy (Ingrid), Trina (Terry), Clayten (Sarah), grandchildren, Devon, Casey and Skye as well as coworkers TJ and Liz. Barry grew up in the Quesnel area and moved to Williams Lake in 1972 to start a floor business. While in the Cariboo, Barry served as one of the youngest Rotary Club presidents and managed the Williams Lake Stampeders hockey club for several years. The family spent many weekends traveling around the beloved province hunting, fishing and motorbiking with a home-made motor home complete with a corvette engine. Barry was passionate about driving and designed a truck rodeo course that was replicated for a World Exhibition in New Orleans. Barry’s love of boating drew him to Vancouver Island in the mid 80’s where he spent most of the remainder of his life. Barry, throughout his career, also owned and operated a seafood business and a trucking firm. In recent years he was proud of Tidal Blinds, the business he started with his sweetheart Kathy, Barry always had the latest technological gadgets and had many passions including playing the guitar, seafood, dogs, golf, fine wines and a good cigar; he lived life to the fullometer! His family will always enjoy Barry’s humor and gift of knowing what really matters in life: friends, family, love and fun. Barry succumbed to a lengthy battle with cancer, staying positive to the end, and the family would like to thank all the VIHA staff, the many wonderful and caring care staff and nurses also Doctors: V. Masuda, P. Manhas and P. Blood for their first-class support and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the SPCA, Duncan, B.C.
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