Barrie E. Hull

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Barrie Edwin Fleming Hull was born December 20, 1933 to George and Jean (MacCormick) Monger in Vancouver BC. He passed away on August 30th just where he wanted to be - at home with his wife. At the age of 14, he moved from the big city to his beloved Blaine, WA to live with his mother Jean and step father Roy Hull. Here, he participated in Football, Baseball and his favorite sport Basketball. His proudest moment in basketball was when he outscored and out jumped the great Bill Russell during an invitational game arranged by his coach. A short time after moving to Blaine, Barrie met and began dating Theo Gudmundson, the love of his life. Little did they know that later in life they would end up with 39 wonderful years of marriage. After graduating from Blaine High School in 1953, he spent several years in the Fishing industry. He served in the U.S. Marine corps. In '72 he graduated from WWU, where he earned 2 degrees in Political Science and was later awarded a Distinguished Alumna Award from the University. Barrie worked for the Whatcom County Sheriffs department until his retirement in 1986. After a couple years of boredom set in, he worked in the Employment Security office, officially retiring in 1997. He was involved in organized labor for 60 + years and was a member and past President of the Teamsters Local Union 1060. Barrie was a devoted member of Whatcom County Democrats; once honored Democrat of the year. Furthermore, he was a past member of the Blaine Chamber of Commerce and was once honored as Man of the Year in Blaine. As a result of this interest in education, Barrie spent several years as a member of the Blaine School Board. Barrie was passionate about the things he loved : family, politics, education, his Scottish (Buchanan) & English heritage, his little town of Blaine and his extensive library, just no name a few. Barrie is survived by his wife Theo, daughter Julie (Jumisko) Schrader (Mike Schrader) Jeff Jumisko (Jaime Calitto) Heather Weidkamp (Dan), Gareth Bolt (Kristine) as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces & nephews and his constant companion, Mike & Julie's Chocolate Lab Big Jake. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Lynne Armstrong and brother Richard Hull. The family wishes to Thank Whatcom Hospice and Visiting Angels for their compassionate care during Barrie's final days. Special acknowledgment also to the crew at Station 61 of North Whatcom Fire and Rescue for their open-ended care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barrie's name to Bellingham Whatcom Firefighters Benevolent Foundation, Whatcom Hospice or Free Church Unitarian. A memorial service will be held September 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Unitarian Church in Blaine. 1218 Harrison Ave.
Published in Bellingham Herald on Sept. 14, 2018
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