Barry Campbell

Tofino, British Columbia

January 26, 1947 - December 29, 2016


December 29, 2016
Tofino, British Columbia


Barry died peacefully at home in Tofino with his family nearby, on December 29, 2016. Born in 1947 in Victoria, he was active in the UVic Outdoors Club in the late 60's, spearheading conservation efforts such as the restoration of Colquitz Creek and the reopening of the south end of the West...

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Just found out about this! So sorry to hear. Barry was always very supportive of our business here in Tofino. A great guy will be missed by many. Condolences Barb.

Thinking of you and your family. So glad we saw you both at the Reunion. I wish that we had kept in closer touch.

I'm so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. I had the pleasure of working for him for two summers at Pac Rim. He not only knew absolutely everything about that place, he was warm and welcoming, and fun to work for. I'll never forget his joyous laugh, nor the scrapes he sometimes led us into. Here are some choice excerpts from old park programs:
"CAMPBELL SCRAMBLE - Wednesday, 8:00am sharp to 10:00pm Thursday - As you arrive at the trailhead, take a good look at your family, you may...

Dear Barb, My thoughts are with you and your family at this time, after Barry's passing. Sharon and Peter had told me about Barry and I was sad to hear he passed away. I have good memories of times spent with you and Barry on UVic Outdoors Club trips and parties, as well as visiting Barry one summer in Banff and after he started his new job at Pacific Rim Park. I hope you will be comforted by the support of family and friends this weekend in Tofino at his memorial. Cathy Gaddes (Watson)

Such a shock to learn of Barry's passing, Barb. Someone so young who contributed to so many people wherever he lived and worked. It was a privilege to have known him. His contributions to the students on the West Coast are appreciated.

Barry was a great inspiration in my early years as a naturalist and interpretator. My brief working experience at Pacific Rim were pivotal to my career which I am still engaged in "learning with nature". Barry played an important role in that and I am forever grateful!

I am also thankful to Barry for the my summer treasure from that year ... a glass ball fishing float. After an all day "Campbell Scramble" as we drove up to the Naturalist house / office, Barry...

So sorry to hear of Barry's passing. Our sincere sympathy.
Larry and Sharon Harbidge

Barb and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. I so enjoyed having had the opportunity to work with him at the park. He truly was a remarkable man and taught me so much.
My thoughts are with you all.

So sad to hear of Barry's passing. Glad I got to see him at the reunion.