- 61 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 17, 1951
- Date of passing: Dec 5, 2012
|Let the memory of Barry be with us forever|
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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"
""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"
"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...."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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)"
"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."
"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."
"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."