PETERS, Barry Barker
It is with much sadness that the family of Barry Barker Peters announces his passing on October 26, 2008 in Langley, BC. Barry, formerly of North Vancouver, is survived by his wife Hedy; his children, Scott, Lisa, Julia, Sarah and April; grandchildren Holly and Sam; daughter-in-law Mary; and son-in-law Joachim. He also leaves his former wife Berna and many dear friends including Jack, Jim and Brian.
Barry was born on April 3, 1928 in Vancouver and worked and lived in Greater Vancouver his entire life. He served in the Seaforth Cadets in his youth and the Training Corps in University and always had a love of military paraphernalia – collecting toy soldiers, model planes and history books. Barry kept active through cycling, fencing, archery and, later, long walks. His heritage inspired a keen interest in Scotland and he took up the bagpipes at age 68 and wore his MacGregor kilt proudly. His travels later in life with his wife to England, Scotland and Turkey were a source of endless stories. Horticulture was his career and his passion. He was able to identify any plant and how to care for it. After 32 years working as Manager of Sales & Marketing for Green Valley Fertilizer, he spent his last years advising gardeners about plants and landscaping at a local nursery and writing gardening columns. He spent countless hours outdoors on his farm growing everything from holly trees to his favourite: rhododendrons. Barry is now strolling in the eternal garden, scotch and cigar in hand, with his canine buddy Digby.
A celebration of his life will be held in Langley on Saturday Nov. 29th, 2008. For information call 604-802-3808 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Langley Animal Protection Society (www.lapsbc.ca ) or the
Christian Blind Mission Canada (www.cbmicanada.org)