Barry Arthur Beales
  • 61 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 17, 1951
  • Date of passing: Dec 5, 2012
Let the memory of Barry be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barry Beales, 61, born on February 17, 1951 and passed away on December 5, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sandy Wrightman on 7th February 2014

"I knew Barry in the late 70's and early 80's. The pictures have evoked so many memories, especially the rafting and that oh so special smile. I knew him as a wonderful skier, a huge asset to Whitewater Adventures in so many ways, someone who could make me laugh when I thought nothing would be funny again. (as I write this a hummingbird is darting outside the window).  Just as the hummingbird feels like a gift so was Barry.  His warm sunny nature and big heart will be remembered.  I last saw him on Island Roamer and he was all about his beloved children.  Au revoir Barry."

This tribute was added by E. Suzie Sims on 6th December 2013

"Yesterday Nelson Mandela died, almost a year to the day after Barry died.

It will be so easy to remember both Barry and Nelson Mandela as each year passes; two extremely memorable people, heroes to both "famous and family". Both, forever missed."

This tribute was added by Paul Langford on 4th February 2013

"Barry on Tuesday it is seniors night and young Fiona is in the class of seniors. It seems like yesterday when she was a young grade 8 on the senior team. You told me then she would be fine. After two years of leading our Juniors and now two years of Senior Rapids ball Fiona has been more than just fine! Fiona wears you name on her arm and plays with your memory in her heart. We miss you!"

This tribute was added by Yorick Martin on 22nd January 2013

"I can't forget the time I spend in you house when I use to be a nany, taking care Callum. It was for me a wonderfull time and experience. I learn a lot about life, if now I'm in this situatuion, you help me. I remember when we talk together, you spend time to listen and explain. I can't forget when we go runing around the fraser, sking in Banf that's for me so many memories. Thanks for all"

This tribute was added by Ari Leskinen on 7th January 2013

""I have known Barry for over 10 years " How time flies by! Barry has looked after my books for that time.
Barry was so proud of his son and daughter for thier great achievements in sports,school and home.He was a devoted dad, always with his children, on the soccer field, rain or shine or at basketball games.You will be missed by all.May you rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Ron Seymour on 2nd January 2013

"Barry is remembered fondly by all of us at SEG. He worked in our New West office for over 5 years and as Sabrina has mentioned his presence is sadly missed by all of us.
Barry was a warm, friendly and genuine kinda guy, who was always willing to share his expertise and worked hard to please all who he served. I miss him...."

This tribute was added by Heather Morden on 21st December 2012

"Barry will be remembered by our family as an incredible devoted Dad that was so proud of his kids.It didn't matter if it was a soccer game,basketball game or his kids were a referee at a game he was there watching and smiling.We always had great conversations with Barry and he will be greatly missed but never forgotten.Love the Morden Family"

This tribute was added by E. Suzie Sims on 19th December 2012

"Barry was totally responsible for my falling in love with the NWT - as one of his assistant guides, he introduced me to the Nahanni, Burnside, Coppermine (and through Neil Hartling) the Horton. He encouraged me to be comfortable with who I am, nurtured my interests in 'flora and fauna', has been a force to be reckoned with - and will never ever be forgotton; that would be impossible."

This tribute was added by Janet James on 18th December 2012

"Sadly, for all the years that Barry was an important fixture in our lives, we have few clear photos of him. Whether camping, hiking, birding, whale watching, cycling or just hanging out he was so often just out of the picture, sharing his stories, generous nature and "can do" approach to life. This photo at his best, proud and loving father. With love and many good memories, Rob and Jan."

This tribute was added by Charlie Moss on 18th December 2012

"I met Barry in the mid 70s at Camp Kandalore.  He was the perfect teacher because he was a curious self taught student of so many activities: cooking, paddling, bird watching, pretty much anything to do with camping.  I am grateful for Barry introducing me to WWA and allowing me to outstay my welcome on Andrea's and Barry's sofa for 3 summers. I am so lucky to have known you Barry."

This tribute was added by Neil Hartling on 16th December 2012

"I have posted one of my favourite Barry photos by Terry Parker. Barry with a guest at the scope and a bird book in his hand. He had a great love of wildlife and loved sharing this with everyone. He gave much to many people. It was clear that Barry loved his family. His commitment to Callum and Fiona gives them a great advantage in life."

This tribute was added by Greig Gjerdalen on 15th December 2012

"The winter of 1984 was magical - Barry taught me to crosscountry and telemark ski with style. The following summer he shared his cullinary skills with me cooking roast pork on day eleven of our Nahanni rafting trips - he truly had a profound influence on my life.  He skied with grace and power.  His quiet wisdom is deeply appreciated.  I see him smiling at the oars."

This tribute was added by Hugh Culver on 15th December 2012

"I remember when my brother Dan hired Barry for WWA. It was the late '70's and he was the big man. Big in stature and strength and very big in presence. But it was laughing around the campfire when I saw the other side of the big man. Human, caring, wise, and quick to pitch in, Barry raised the bar for all of us on and off the river. You will be missed. I miss you big man."

This tribute was added by Sabrina Jayetileke on 14th December 2012

"Barry, I've enjoyed working with you these last 2 years. It's hard for me to turn around in my chair everyday and not see you there.I keep thinking you're going to walk through the door and tell me about the lastest political issues, basketball stats, or how high Apple's share prices are! Thank you for the continuous influence you've been in my professional career. I hope you're at peace."

This tribute was added by Andrea Dillon on 14th December 2012

"Barry was so much a part of my life from 1975. Many, many of my adventures we did together. either in Ontario or here British Columbia. Barry was obviously a stellar Dad as he was a friend and outdoorsman. Now I have to dig up all those pictures of days passed, adventures done and memories so worth living. I will miss you Barry."

This tribute was added by Janet Globe on 14th December 2012

"Barry I so don't want to write this as I don"t want this to be true. You are my brother and my friend and I will always love you. You were always there for me and made me feel I could always come to you for advice. I miss you already. I will always be grateful for you. Thanks for being such a great brother."

This tribute was added by Bruce Dent on 14th December 2012

"As the Manager of Fiona's soccer team a few years ago, I remember Barry as a fierce supporter of his children....what a great quality for a father ! After Fiona left the team, I often spoke to Barry at either Callum's games or Fiona's basketball games, the last time being several months ago at Centennial. He always had a smile and a story. We will miss you, Barry. (Bruce, Marisa & Chiara)"

This tribute was added by Cathy Volpe on 13th December 2012

"I knew Barry in the 70's. We both worked for the outdoor ed program at camp Kandalore in Ontario,  I was so impressed with his paddling skills. I lost touch with him, and years later ( 1992),  I saw him at the adventure travel show in Toronto. He had a booth for his company White Wolf. He talked me into coming on the Nahanni. He was a really great guide and leader, and will be missed."

This tribute was added by Katie McWhirter on 13th December 2012

"You are missed by so many people, Barry, those with fond memories of your time as a river guide as well as all the people who knew you as a super supportive dad on the sidelines at basketball, soccer and before that at BMX. You couldn't have done more for Callum and Fiona and they are the strong people they are because of you. They miss you terribly though. Love from us all."

This tribute was added by Callum Beales on 13th December 2012

"Usually when speaking of great men, the names that come to mind are not those of small town book keepers. He may not have a holiday in his honour, but my dad was a great man. He was at every game, practice, and race, always ready with a smile on his face, whether I was atop the podium, or ... not. So thank you Dad, for everything, big or small. I will never forget you. I love you."

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