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Bernard, Barry Michael

(May 18th, 2022)

It is with sorrow that the family announces the passing of a husband, dad, and greatest “Gpa “in the whole wide world.

Barry was born in Windsor, Ontario and passed away on May 18, 2022 at Kootenay Lake Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Heartful thanks to Dr. Malpass, Dr. Tuvel and Dr. Sonnichsen who worked tirelessly in providing a great quality of life for several years.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Sonia, son Duane (Sherry) Richardson, and granddaughters Shelby (Nick) Clarabut, and Sheyenne (Gyampo) Akawali along with four treasured great grandchildren Luca, Abel, Dani, and Austin.  Barry treasured the recent visits spent with his family.

Barry’s career spanned many professions; mainly in the automotive industry.  He was a generous man with his time spent for many treasured years mentoring young children in hockey, darts, bowling, and golf.

Moving to Balfour upon his retirement was the best “place” in the world.  He embraced all that the community had to offer; anxious to volunteer at any opportunity coming his way.  Golfing was his favourite pastime gaining him many friends that remain to this day.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation –  ultrasound system for oncology, 3 View Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 2V1.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Balfour Covenant Church, Balfour BC at 11:00 AM June 18, 2022.  All welcome to attend.

Interment will be held in Alberta on July 10, 2022.


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