April 12, 1944 - May 29, 2023
In loving memory ~
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness, we must say goodbye to our beloved father and husband. Barry passed away peacefully and without pain, surrounded by love. His adoring wife Linda and daughters Courtenay and Renee were by his side.
Barry was a kind, loving and honourable husband as well as a devoted, encouraging and "Larger Than Life" father to his girls. He was a truly dedicated optometrist who cared for his patients with dignity and respect for almost 50 years.
Barry's presence filled a room with his wonderful sense of humour, quick wit, and playful teasing (with a twinkle in his eye). He brought smiles and laughter to family and friends while golfing, curling, playing pool or simply enjoying good times or a drink or two together. Corvettes and classic cars came second to his love of family.
Barry was born in Red Deer, AB to Jesse Laverne and Martha Weaver. He spent his school years in Trail, BC. After graduation, he attended the University of Victoria, then studied Optometry at the University of Waterloo. He moved to Kamloops- a city he grew to absolutely love - and opened his private practice in 1972.
He loved his family more than anything and will be greatly missed by his wife Linda, his daughters Courtenay (Kyle) Jones and Renee (Chris) Cacchioni, his sister Verna (Vince) Baker as well as his grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Should anyone, whose life was enriched through knowing this remarkable man, wish to make a donation in his memory (in lieu of flowers) please do so to: S.P.C.A. spca.bc.ca/tribute 1-800-665-1868.
Friends and Family are invited to reminisce, laugh, and remember the wonderful man we all knew and loved at a celebration of his life. Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. The Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com