Barrie Malcolm Blake

In Memorial

Barrie Blake passed away at Royal Columbian Hospital on March 21, 2010; Sunday, finally a day of rest. He leaves to mourn, his beloved wife Jackie; daughter, Laura and Ron Geissler; stepsons, David and Jeaneva Bodtcher and Doug and Sheri Bodtcher; grandchildren, Ryan and Katelynn, Cassidy and Hillary; youngest grandson, Palmer; as well as Steven and Carol LePointe and sons Lucas and Sebastian. Barrie was a unique and generous man. After retiring from being a Heavy Equipment Operator, he focused on his hobbies; activities such as music, playing guitar, photography. With his musical talents, he played in many bands i.e. Midnight Eagles. Another one of his hobbies was making the world’s most unique cribbage pegs. Barrie loved to tell and play jokes. He was a strong believer that something worth doing, was worth doing with your very best effort.

Memorial Service
Barrie’s Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, March 27 at 2:00pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel – 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Many thanks for considering Covenant House Vancouver a worthy recipient for gifts in Barrie’s memory. We appreciate your thoughtfulness at such a sad time for your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Christine Dowling
    Covenant House Vancouver

  2. Larry and Elinor Funnell

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. We did not even know he was ill. If we had known, we would have surely gone to the hospital to visit him. We feel just terrible about his passing away and our not being able to say good-bye. He was a good neighbour. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask. Wishing you and all who grieve, our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Larry and Elinor Funnell (21704 124th Avenue)

  3. Gerry Waddington

    Jackie, my heart goes out to you and all the family. Our sympathies are certainly with you. Barrie was a true friend. He will be missed greatly by all of us who knew him. His heart was as big as the world. I will forever cherish the good times we had together, the good conversation and in particular the good natured jokes. He was a man. I will never forget him.

  4. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Barrie was a true gentleman & such a talented musician. I knew him only a short time but he made an indelible impression on me. He was such a friendly, interesting gentleman. I loved his jokes! They were the best!

    Rest in peace dear Barrie & may God Bless you.
    Ms. Lee Turner

  5. Pat & Wayne Bransfield

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile. Barrie was one of kind, truly loved and respected by those who knew him.

    Pat & Wayne Bransfield

  6. To Jackie and Family….I will miss Barrie so much….he always made me laugh and he was a good friend to all…he always gave gifts to people to show how much he cared about them…it was Barrie who encouraged me to learn to play guitar..he taught me my first chords….today I can’t sing without my guitar…learning to play guitar has filled my life with such pleasure I wouldn’t have it wasn’t for Barrie…I will always remember him with fondness…

    Cheryl Marianne

  7. Jackie – I was devastated when I found out about this. Barrie will be a massive loss to me and many other people on the UMGF Forum.


  8. Loving you and missing you with each passing day, but knowing we’ll be together again one day.
    All my love,

    Laura xo

  9. steven la Pointe

    I steven lapionte misses dad on the speaker phone playing guitar back and forth I,m still playing guitar dad i,m glad to have known you for the time I did. you were my sunshine my only sunshine you made me happy to know your son.

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