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Barry Bahnsen

July 4, 1939 - October 22, 2016

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Born July 4, 1939 in Pinedale Alberta, Barry, younger brother to Dave and Max, started his life on the family farm, walking two miles to and from school. Barry attended high school in Edson, then worked on highway and oilfield construction crews, driving trucks, operating heavy equipment, and surveying. Following a year working in Rocky Mountain House, Barry bought a ticket on a ship sailing from Vancouver to Sidney. In Australia, he met a host of characters and landed a series of interesting and varied jobs.

Back in Canada, Barry worked for three more years, and after a six month holiday in South Africa, was offered a job in Iran as a chief surveyor on a copper mine project. When his job in Iran ended, Barry returned to Canada, but was soon off to Saudi Arabia hired as the chief engineer overseeing the construction of a sulphur recovery plant. Working in the Middle East provided Barry with the opportunity to work and travel to places he had only imagined as a child, but at 42 years of age, he felt it was time to settle down, so he bought an orchard in Oliver. It wasn’t long before he and Betty Lou, who had known each other for more than 20 years, were re-united. “I don’t know what it was, but it clicked, and I can’t imagine having a better life then we had.” Barry and Betty Lou shared a love of travel, their pets, food, beer, wine, literature, debate and adventure. Barry is survived by his wife Betty Lou along with many relatives and friends.

Betty Lou sends her heartfelt thanks to Dr. J. Venter, Dr. P. Entwistle, Lisa and Ashley (Palliative Care Nurses), Dr. Wadhwa, Debbie and Nancy (Cancer Trial Nurses), the Desert Valley Hospice (Massage Volunteers), and all the excellent medical and paramedical staff they met on their journey. Any donations in Barry’s memory can be made to the Penticton SPCA.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

 

 

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Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Marion Trimble
Relation: friend

Im so sorry to hear the news Betty Lou. Words are hard to find to express my thoughts to you today. Barry will be missed. He was a true gentle man in every way.

From: Linda Sheehy-Brownstein
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

So sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. He was a very sweet man. Our thoughts are with you at this time Betty-Lou, as well as Roger & Carla. Wish we were closer to give you a hug. Linda & Bruce

From: John and Maria Ferreira
Relation: friends

Our condolences to the family. May he rest in Peace.

From: Jack & Pat Wessel
Relation: Neighbour

Barry fought a good fight and has earned his rest. We were sorry to hear of his passing. Know that we are just across the street should you need anything.

From: Linda & Pat Hampson
Relation: friend

Betty Lou, Pat and I read the news and we want to let you know that we are thinking of you.

From: Linda Tibando
Relation: Friend of Betty-lou

Betty-Lou, I am so sorry to hear of Barry’s passing. He will be greatly missed.

From: Alice Wiebe
Relation: Friend

Betty-Lou – our sincere condolences on your loss. Roland & Alice Wiebe

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
The Penticton SPCA

Thank You Notice

Betty Lou sends her heartfelt thanks to Dr. J. Venter, Dr. P. Entwistle, Lisa and Ashley (Palliative Care Nurses), Dr. Wadhwa, Debbie and Nancy (Cancer Trial Nurses), the Desert Valley Hospice (Massage Volunteers), and all the excellent medical and paramedical staff they met on their journey. Any donations in Barry’s memory can be made to the Penticton SPCA.

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