FREEMAN, Byron (Barry) Whitman
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At 94 years of age, Barry Freeman born in New Caledonia, Nova Scotia passed away peacefully on April 7 in Richmond, B.C. Barry was predeceased by his son Rick and is survived by his loving wife Betty, son Randy, daughter-in-law Lil (Mike), grandchildren Nikki and Derek, and nephews Adrian, Ed and Rudy. Barry proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II. He lived and served in the community of Richmond for 66 years. Much of this time was spent as an educator, administrator, coach, family court volunteer and political advocate. Barry's passions in life were fishing, stamps, chocolate and the welfare of youth in his community. A Celebration of Barry's Life will take place on May 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Samuel Brighouse Elementary School in Richmond for the larger community who knew him. There will be a Memorial Service on April 17 at 2 p.m. for family and friends held at St. Alban's Anglican Church in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2014